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.

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...
Constitution Day: A Time to Mourn Its Death and Look Forward to Its Resurrection

Constitution Day: A Time to Mourn Its Death and Look Forward to Its Resurrection

Sep 18, 2020 by David Fowler

Yesterday marked the 233rd birthday of a document signed into law on September 17, 1787, officially known as the U.S. Constitution. However, in putting the finishing touches on a new book I’ve written, I realized that even as Nietzsche said &ld...
A 1620 Project Is Needed to Overcome the Slavish 1619 Project  

A 1620 Project Is Needed to Overcome the Slavish 1619 Project  

Sep 11, 2020 by David Fowler

This week, President Trump threatened to cut off federal education funding to schools that use the 1619 Project. According to the Pulitzer Center, the Project “challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Af...
Which Presidential Candidate Will Restore Peace and Order?

Which Presidential Candidate Will Restore Peace and Order?

Sep 4, 2020 by David Fowler

I find interesting the political rhetoric coming from the presidential campaigns surrounding the “civil unrest” that is burning down some of our nation’s larger cities and destroying the properties and livelihoods of innocent person...
Falwell, Fowler, and the Moral Majority That Never Was 

Falwell, Fowler, and the Moral Majority That Never Was 

Aug 28, 2020 by David Fowler

It is easy for those of us who profess to be Christians to point to Black Lives Matter, sexual-identity advocates, feminists, abortion advocates, Democrats, and Republicans in Name Only as those who are leading to our nation’s decline. However,...
The ‘Well-Being Check Up’ Tennessee Needs

The ‘Well-Being Check Up’ Tennessee Needs

Aug 21, 2020 by David Fowler

Last week, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education released a child well-being toolkit that government officials were to use to “ensur[e] that the needs of Tennessee children are met during and after extended periods away from school.&rdquo...

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