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 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...
The Link in Principle Between Mask Mandates and Roe v. Wade

The Link in Principle Between Mask Mandates and Roe v. Wade

Jan 28, 2021 by David Fowler

I have often quoted Alexis de Tocqueville’s statement that “if lights that guide us ever go out, they will fade little by little, as if of their own accord” and that “[c]onfining ourselves to practice, we may lose sight of b...
Is the Apparent March Toward Socialism Inevitable?

Is the Apparent March Toward Socialism Inevitable?

Jan 22, 2021 by David Fowler

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul said of President Biden, “I think most importantly, what we have to hear is that he’s not going to radically transform the country into some sort of socialist dystopia.” I submit that years ago...
The Unity I Observed over the Last Week and What It Means

The Unity I Observed over the Last Week and What It Means

Jan 14, 2021 by David Fowler

Over the last week, I have observed one remarkable sign of unity in our nation. Virtually all sides—Republicans and Democrats, Christians and non-Christians, “secular leaders” and “Christian” leaders/ministers—have...
Well, What Do We Do Now

Well, What Do We Do Now

Jan 6, 2021 by David Fowler

After the electoral events of Tuesday and Wednesday, multiple thoughts ran through my mind. I scoured the news, praying that I might be given something insightful to say that has not already been said. Whether my prayer was answered, you can judge, b...
Will the New Year Bring Anything New?

Will the New Year Bring Anything New?

Dec 23, 2020 by David Fowler

As I head into the new year, a friend’s response to one of my recent post-election commentaries weighs on me. My friend asked, “David, is the republic lost? What can we do?” Sentiments like this have been expressed to me before, but...
How I came to see the Christmas Story in a Whole New Glorious Light

How I came to see the Christmas Story in a Whole New Glorious Light

Dec 23, 2020 by David Fowler

Sometimes stories become so familiar that we can only see in them what we have always seen. About three years ago, my life and view of the world changed when I saw something I had never seen before in the story the Bible tells. Now, though, I see it ...
Was There a Supreme (Court) Abdication of Constitutional Duty in Texas “Elector Clause” Lawsuit?

Was There a Supreme (Court) Abdication of Constitutional Duty in Texas “Elector Clause” Lawsuit?

Dec 17, 2020 by David Fowler

I have searched high and low for legal arguments from lawyers explaining why the substance of Texas’ claim regarding the presidential electors clause in the U.S. Constitution was, in the words of many, baseless, absurd, and other like words. I ...

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