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.

A Thanksgiving Proclamation

A Thanksgiving Proclamation

Nov 27, 2020 by David Fowler

As I think about the Thanksgiving holiday just celebrated, I can think of no greater thoughts about it in relation to our civic life than those that were penned during the American Revolutionary War by the Continental Congress in 1777. They mark...
Biden Wants to Unite A Divided Nation, But Do We Really Want That?

Biden Wants to Unite A Divided Nation, But Do We Really Want That?

Nov 13, 2020 by David Fowler

This past Sunday, The Tennessean, ran a story entitled “Can religious leaders help US repair post-election divisions after Joe Biden victory?” The article states that “Biden wants to unite a divided nation. . . ....
The U.S. Supreme Court Has Put Itself on Trial. What Will Be the Verdict?

The U.S. Supreme Court Has Put Itself on Trial. What Will Be the Verdict?

Nov 13, 2020 by David Fowler

The presidential election is over. The results, however, are not final as a matter of law. I don’t know whether the voter fraud that accompanies all elections will prove sufficient to change the media-predicted results in this election, but som...
A True Presidential Election Heartbreak

A True Presidential Election Heartbreak

Nov 5, 2020 by David Fowler

As I thought about the presidential election results, I could not help but think of these words in the so-called “southern national anthem,” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama, “Now Watergate does not bother me. Does your con...
Two Titans in the Evangelical World Weigh in on Trump v. Biden Voting

Two Titans in the Evangelical World Weigh in on Trump v. Biden Voting

Oct 30, 2020 by David Fowler

Last week, I tried to encourage readers to consider the true nature of godliness and compare it to how they approached voting for either President Donald Trump or Joe Biden. This week, I want to explore two recent commentaries by well-known Christian...
Is Evangelical Thinking About Voting For or Against Trump Really Godly?

Is Evangelical Thinking About Voting For or Against Trump Really Godly?

Oct 23, 2020 by David Fowler

With early voting starting, it is again time for evangelicals to start explaining why they will or will not vote for Donald Trump. Some will say that voting for Trump is a bad Christian witness while others will say his personal conduct can be excuse...
Biden on Judge Barrett and His Version of the Establishment Clause

Biden on Judge Barrett and His Version of the Establishment Clause

Oct 16, 2020 by David Fowler

Joe Biden, Diane Feinstein, and Amy Coney Barrett—you might call them the unholy trinity of American political views on religion and the Establishment Clause. Actually, Barrett isn’t “unholy” in the same sense as the other two...
Following Justice Thomas’s Instructions on SCOTUS’ Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Following Justice Thomas’s Instructions on SCOTUS’ Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Oct 8, 2020 by David Fowler

This week, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a “statement”—in layman’s terms, a certain kind of opinion—about the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal of a judgment against Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk, Kim ...
Why Amy Coney Barrett is Biden’s Worst Nightmare

Why Amy Coney Barrett is Biden’s Worst Nightmare

Oct 2, 2020 by David Fowler

According to an article written last week by law professor John Yoo, Judge Amy Coney Barrett wrote earlier this year “that judges must adhere to the original public meaning of the Constitution’s text.” Her statement should give grea...
What Will Be the Effect of RBG’s Death?

What Will Be the Effect of RBG’s Death?

Sep 25, 2020 by David Fowler

Immediately upon receipt of the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, wide-spread speculation erupted in regard to what her death meant for the upcoming presidential election and what the Democratic Party’s response woul...

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