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.
What Gun Control and Anti-Transgenderism Laws Have in Common
Apr 18, 2023 by David Fowler
I have come to believe that the clamor for more gun control laws and the push for laws suppressing drag shows and transgender procedures for minors share a certain worldview. That worldview, one I shared and operated under for two decades, explains w...
Drag Shows Are Not Protected Free Speech
Apr 14, 2023 by David Fowler
I have watched with great interest and a bit of amusement the controversy over drag queen shows, first in some of our cities and more recently in our state legislature. A federal district court has already prevented enforcement of the new state law r...
Please, Rev. Graham, Don’t “Agree 100%” with Richard Dawkins
Mar 31, 2023 by David Fowler
Last week Richard Dawkins, an avowed atheist and evolutionary scientist, said “there are two sexes, and that’s all there is to it” and that those going after Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, over gender identity were &ld...
Did Republicans “Expose” Themselves with Transgender Sports Bill?
Apr 29, 2022 by David Fowler
On Monday the state House approved by a vote of 70 to 14 a bill previously approved by the state Senate by a vote of 27 to 4. The bill prohibits biological males who “identify” as female from competing against biological females in coll...
Reflections on Pride Month: Shouldn’t It Be for Everyone?
Jun 4, 2021 by David Fowler
Several years ago, June was designated as “Pride Month” by the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender community. That designation has since been picked up and celebrated by many in the business community and even many civil governing bo...
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...