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.

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...
Eleventh Circuit’s Education Decision Raises Hard Questions

Eleventh Circuit’s Education Decision Raises Hard Questions

Aug 14, 2020 by David Fowler

In June, the United States Supreme Court held in Bostock v. Clayton County that transgender ideology, namely, the principle that sex is not biological but a subjective mental state, was infused into the word “sex” found in Title VII ...
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 ...
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...
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...

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