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.

Federal Court’ Opinion on Tennessee Abortion Law Painful to Read

Federal Court’ Opinion on Tennessee Abortion Law Painful to Read

Jul 30, 2020 by David Fowler

Everybody knew the federal district court would prevent the state from enforcing the abortion law that the legislature passed on the last day of the legislative session. District courts adhere closely to U.S. Supreme Court precedent. However, it seem...
Will Ballot Issues Make Tennessee’s Constitution Meaningless?

Will Ballot Issues Make Tennessee’s Constitution Meaningless?

Jul 30, 2020 by David Fowler

  This week, Tennessee’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments in regard to a lawsuit in which a handful of Tennesseans alleged that Tennessee’s absentee ballot statutes violate their right to vote. As I read some of the questions the ...
Tennessee Physician Comes Clean on What Abortion Really Means

Tennessee Physician Comes Clean on What Abortion Really Means

Jul 24, 2020 by David Fowler

The Tennessean just completed a fascinating series of guest editorials on abortion. The argument of the physician in support of legal abortion was so transparent that I was astounded to find it in print. What he admitted in regard to abortion was not...
Growing Threats to Civil Liberty Have a Silver Lining

Growing Threats to Civil Liberty Have a Silver Lining

Jul 17, 2020 by David Fowler

I think I’ve found a silver lining for those who are frustrated with the governor’s Executive Orders on COVID and the two most recent court defeats on abortion—the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Louisiana’s abortion la...
Will Tennessee’s Representatives Restore Representative Government to Tennessee?

Will Tennessee’s Representatives Restore Representative Government to Tennessee?

Jul 10, 2020 by David Fowler

When Governor Lee’s COVID-19 Executive Order first ordered certain businesses to close, I looked up the law on which he relied and saw it passed while I was still in the state Senate. My heart sank on the assumption I probably voted for it. How...
What SCOTUS Abortion Ruling Means for TN’s New Abortion Law

What SCOTUS Abortion Ruling Means for TN’s New Abortion Law

Jul 3, 2020 by David Fowler

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court issued its latest travesty, this time a judgment holding unconstitutional an abortion-related law in Louisiana. But no one should be surprised that the Court failed to use the case to overrule Roe v. Wade. E...
Why Do We Have Monuments of Famous People? How to Really Tear Them Down

Why Do We Have Monuments of Famous People? How to Really Tear Them Down

Jun 26, 2020 by David Fowler

As a child I played on the Civil War monuments, markers, and memorabilia on the grounds of Missionary Ridge Elementary School. I never gave much thought to what they symbolized other than the war itself. It was recess, and I was just playing. I do kn...
Getting Perspective On Another Bad Supreme Court Decision

Getting Perspective On Another Bad Supreme Court Decision

Jun 19, 2020 by David Fowler

Getting Perspective on Another Bad Supreme Court Decision   Monday, the United States Supreme Court issued a judgment based upon the word “sex” in Title VII, the federal law prohibiting workplace discrimination, having a meaning ...
Taking A Right Approach to the Problem of Racism

Taking A Right Approach to the Problem of Racism

Jun 12, 2020 by David Fowler

I’ve read with great interest the comments about and solutions to racism that have been coming from our nation’s policy leaders—politicians, Hollywood celebrities, and athletes. I personally have not found one yet who I believe even...
Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount Makes Today’s Rioters Look Amateurish

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount Makes Today’s Rioters Look Amateurish

Jun 4, 2020 by David Fowler

This week I read in the mainstream media a column by a popular, evangelical minister setting forth his solution to racism and the on-going rioting. It sounded great. I would have agreed with it in the past. But I now find his diagnosis incomplete and...

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