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.

Be Afraid of Tennessee’s God-like Republican Legislature, Very Afraid

Be Afraid of Tennessee’s God-like Republican Legislature, Very Afraid

Apr 9, 2021 by David Fowler

A bill coming up next week in the Tennessee legislature should send a strong signal to Christians and conservative, small-government Republicans (e.g., those concerned with COVID mandates) that they have much to be concerned with when it comes to...
Is God Using Our Legislature to Bring About the End of Religious Liberty and the Beginning of Revival?

Is God Using Our Legislature to Bring About the End of Religious Liberty and the Beginning of Revival?

Apr 2, 2021 by David Fowler

God could not have better timed the sequence of political and legal events over the last week leading up to Good Friday. A new state law and a new LGBTQ lawsuit against Union University in Jackson, Tennessee may be harbingers of a reviv...
Upcoming State Legislation Will Separate the Sheep from the Goats

Upcoming State Legislation Will Separate the Sheep from the Goats

Mar 26, 2021 by David Fowler

In politics, a war takes place every primary election cycle among Republican gubernatorial and legislative candidates over who is the real conservative. In the general election, a more subtle war occurs between those who claim to be Christians...
The Close Connection Between Transgenderism and the Gospel

The Close Connection Between Transgenderism and the Gospel

Mar 18, 2021 by David Fowler

Tuesday morning, over coffee, I read a story about actor Ellen Page’s transition to Elliot Page. Later that morning I went down to the legislature to testify on a bill prohibiting a governor or local government from limiting attendance at a w...
Tennessee House Subcommittee Shows Representative Government Is on the Ropes

Tennessee House Subcommittee Shows Representative Government Is on the Ropes

Mar 11, 2021 by David Fowler

After the political dust settled on January 6th, a friend asked me, “David, is the Republic lost?” The House Civil Justice Subcommittee’s actions on Tuesday regarding Metro-Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle showed that t...
Removing Chancellor Lyle

Removing Chancellor Lyle

Mar 5, 2021 by David Fowler

One of the most important constitutional issues before the Tennessee General Assembly is House Resolution 23 by Representative Tim Rudd. It calls for the creation of a House and Senate Committee to determine whether Chancellor Ellen Lyle should be ...
Unmasking the COVID Mask Legislation—Look Before You Leap.

Unmasking the COVID Mask Legislation—Look Before You Leap.

Feb 26, 2021 by David Fowler

Because of my political history and legal background, I have been asked a number of questions about COVID-related legislation and, in particular, mask requirements. I am concerned that citizens may urge their legislators to take actions on masks th...
Is it Time for an Anti-Revolutionary Party in Tennessee?

Is it Time for an Anti-Revolutionary Party in Tennessee?

Feb 18, 2021 by David Fowler

From time to time, I have had people approach me about the need for a new political party in Tennessee or about “leaving” the Republican Party for the Constitutional Party. But after the “revolutionary" events of January 6th ...
Will Tennessee Keep Sports Competition Fair for Girls?

Will Tennessee Keep Sports Competition Fair for Girls?

Feb 11, 2021 by David Fowler

This week, a bill sponsored by Tennessee state Representative Scott Cepicky took a first step in the state House toward keeping biological males from competing against biological females in high school sporting events. Here are grounds on which I c...
Biden Gives Christians Another Opportunity to Do What Wasn’t Done Under Trump

Biden Gives Christians Another Opportunity to Do What Wasn’t Done Under Trump

Feb 5, 2021 by David Fowler

In December 2016, I published a commentary entitled, “Will the Trump Revolution Bring Real Change?” I said it would not unless one thing happened that Trump could not do. It did not. With President Biden, God has given our Country anoth...

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