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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 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...
Will TN Let Abortion Clinics Keep Getting Away with Murder?

Will TN Let Abortion Clinics Keep Getting Away with Murder?

Apr 17, 2020 by David Fowler

This week several Tennessee abortion clinics sued to have a federal district court in Nashville prevent Governor Lee’s executive orders on social distancing and essential services from applying to their abortion practice. Parts of the press rel...
Should Our Governor Order the Suspension of Worship Services?

Should Our Governor Order the Suspension of Worship Services?

Mar 20, 2020 by David Fowler

My counterpart in Massachusetts emailed earlier this week that his state’s governor had issued an order “prohibiting gatherings of over 25 people” that included “faith-based events” and “any similar event or activi...
Governor Lee Is Between a Litigious Rock and a Constitutional Hard Place

Governor Lee Is Between a Litigious Rock and a Constitutional Hard Place

Jan 31, 2020 by David Fowler

By February 17, Governor Bill Lee will have to make a very hard decision with the potential for national repercussions. He will get sued either way, so he must base his decision on what, in his head and heart, he really believes and let the chips fal...
What to Make of Congressman Green’s Prescription for Saving America

What to Make of Congressman Green’s Prescription for Saving America

Jan 3, 2020 by David Fowler

On January 1, the U.S. representative from Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District, Mark Green, penned an editorial in which he said, “I’m more convinced than ever that the only thing that will save America is what started America: F...

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