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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.

Following Justice Thomas’s Instructions on SCOTUS’ Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Following Justice Thomas’s Instructions on SCOTUS’ Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Oct 8, 2020 by David Fowler

This week, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a “statement”—in layman’s terms, a certain kind of opinion—about the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal of a judgment against Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk, Kim ...
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...
Do Refugee Opponents, Political Conservatives, and Evangelicals Really Want to ‘Save’ America?

Do Refugee Opponents, Political Conservatives, and Evangelicals Really Want to ‘Save’ America?

Jan 10, 2020 by David Fowler

Last week I wrote about the governor’s decision regarding refugee resettlement in relation to Congressman Mark Green’s national commentary that only federalism could “save America.” I said I didn’t think Tennessee’...

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