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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.

Will the New Year Really Be New?

Will the New Year Really Be New?

Dec 21, 2021 by David Fowler

I can only answer the question posed by this week’s commentary headline for me and the organization I help lead, but the answer is a resounding “Yes.” The “new” for me is the predicate for the new organizationa...
A ‘Little’ Incarnation Doesn’t Do Much to Make Christmas Merry

A ‘Little’ Incarnation Doesn’t Do Much to Make Christmas Merry

Dec 21, 2021 by David Fowler

A couple of weeks ago, the story of the Incarnation celebrated on Christmas day finally became “larger than life” for me. I realized I had such a “little” view of the Incarnation.  Only a “BIG&rd...

A Damnable Administration of Tennessee Law Repudiates the Christmas Story

Dec 15, 2021 by David Fowler

In 2015, then Governor Haslam began to administer a law in Tennessee without constitutional authority, contrary its plain language. He began a practice in our state that necessarily repudiates the whole foundation for the Christmas story. What Haslam...
How A Most Damnable Statement in Tennessee Law Repudiates the Christmas Story

How A Most Damnable Statement in Tennessee Law Repudiates the Christmas Story

Dec 10, 2021 by David Fowler

On October 13th, the full import of a provision in the Tennessee Code that I have been reading for the last six years hit home. The realization proved just how uncritical my thinking has been. What the statute says is truly damnable, and believe it o...
The Christmas Story As I Never Heard It

The Christmas Story As I Never Heard It

Dec 3, 2021 by David Fowler

Three weeks from today will be Christmas Day. Until about two weeks ago I would have called myself a heretic for saying the most fundamental point of Christmas story—the events told in Luke Chapter 2 about the night Jesus was born—is ...
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 ...

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