Commentary

In our blog, read about the political and cultural issues affecting Tennesseans written from a conservative perspective. Commentaries are typically written by David Fowler, an attorney who served in the Tennessee state Senate for 12 years before joining FACT as President.

Will SCOTUS ‘Abort’ All of Us?

Will SCOTUS ‘Abort’ All of Us?

May 19, 2022 by David Fowler

Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked abortion decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization seems to have put many pro-life policy advocates in a rush to enact newer, stricter laws prohibiting doctors from performing abortio...
A Final, Most Grievous Aspect of the Leaked Dobbs Opinion

A Final, Most Grievous Aspect of the Leaked Dobbs Opinion

May 18, 2022 by David Fowler

I am delighted that the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to reverse its abortion precedents, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The opinion does a great job dismantling the faulty historical analysis employed in Roe&nbs...

The Politics of SCOTUS’ Leaked Abortion Opinion

May 17, 2022

United States Supreme Court Justices are not supposed to be political, but there is a form of politics that takes place on most controversial cases. The leaked opinion in the pending abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...
Has SCOTUS Brought Protests on the Justices’ Heads and Homes?

Has SCOTUS Brought Protests on the Justices’ Heads and Homes?

May 12, 2022 by David Fowler

People have begun to protest the leaked U.S. Supreme Court decision that would overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey outside the homes of several Justices. I believe the Court has been fostering for decades the clim...
SCOTUS’ Leaked Opinion Is Not What You Think

SCOTUS’ Leaked Opinion Is Not What You Think

May 5, 2022 by David Fowler

Pro-life advocates are naturally excited that the United States Supreme Court may be ready to reverse its abortion-rights jurisprudence.  But I found the leaked opinion amusing.  One such amusement was the Court opening and closin...
Did Republicans “Expose” Themselves with Transgender Sports Bill?

Did Republicans “Expose” Themselves with Transgender Sports Bill?

Apr 29, 2022 by David Fowler

On Monday the state House approved by a vote of 70 to 14 a bill previously approved by the state Senate by a vote of 27 to 4. The bill prohibits biological males who “identify” as female from competing against biological females in coll...
Capitalism and Marxism: Two Sides  of the Same Coin?

Capitalism and Marxism: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Apr 22, 2022 by David Fowler

Tennessee’s legislature recently enacted a bill requiring public schools to teach the “virtues of capitalism . . . as compared to other . . . economic systems such as communism and socialism.” I would have voted for the bill, I supp...
My Easter Confession: When MAGA Met Easter

My Easter Confession: When MAGA Met Easter

Apr 15, 2022 by David Fowler

I was a “MAGA man” before MAGA was a thing. What might distinguish me from some MAGA enthusiasts today, but perhaps not many Christians, is that when I ran for the State Senate in 1994, I aspired to bring Biblical principles to the legisl...
“Woe to you lawyers,” “Serpents,” “Brood of Vipers”—Jesus.

“Woe to you lawyers,” “Serpents,” “Brood of Vipers”—Jesus.

Apr 8, 2022 by David Fowler

The last Sunday service before I headed from Chattanooga to Cincinnati for law school, my pastor presented me with a briefcase and reminded me that Jesus had said, “Woe to you lawyers.” Debate over the Marital Contract Recording Act has h...
SCOTUS Nominee Judge Jackson on Abortion and Natural Marriage

SCOTUS Nominee Judge Jackson on Abortion and Natural Marriage

Apr 1, 2022 by David Fowler

For the last few years, I have argued that the Ninth Amendment protects rights not enumerated in the text of Constitution and the Bill of Rights, specifically the right to life and the right of a man and woman to participate in the historical institu...

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