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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.

SCOTUS Is Reaping the Illegitimacy Its Illegitimacy Has Sown

SCOTUS Is Reaping the Illegitimacy Its Illegitimacy Has Sown

Oct 8, 2021 by David Fowler

Last Friday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito decried the media creating the perception that the Court is a “dangerous cabal.” Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Stephen Breyer also recently spoke in defense of the Court ‘s legit...
Redefining Religious Liberty

Redefining Religious Liberty

Sep 30, 2021 by David Fowler

At a recent conference, Christians expressed concern that civil government was increasingly infringing on the right to religious liberty. But it became clear to me that the right will continue to shrink if they don’t change the way they speak a...
Parental Rights and School Mask Mandates: It Is Worse Than You Think

Parental Rights and School Mask Mandates: It Is Worse Than You Think

Aug 26, 2021 by David Fowler

This is my last commentary on COVID-related issues, at least for a while, and parents who are frustrated with public K-12 schools and mask mandates do not really know how bad things are regarding parental rights. For the following reasons you have no...
My Open Letter to the Governor and General Assembly on COVID

My Open Letter to the Governor and General Assembly on COVID

Aug 20, 2021 by David Fowler

When in a state of crisis, one must be able to retreat to and reflect on fundamental principles to develop workable solutions. I believe Governor Lee’s Executive Order 83 and his more recent one about mask mandates in schools have given us an e...
Vaccine Mandates and Religious Liberty

Vaccine Mandates and Religious Liberty

Aug 12, 2021 by David Fowler

With a flap last week over vaccine mandates being imposed on employees of certain state and local government agencies here in Tennessee and perhaps a nationwide mandate on all persons, I couldn’t help but think of what President Obama’s C...
Tennessee Thrives and the Lie From the Pit of Hell

Tennessee Thrives and the Lie From the Pit of Hell

Jan 17, 2020 by David Fowler

Tuesday, the Tennessee Senate passed and sent to the governor a bill that, in sum, prohibits a governor from trying, by executive order or regulation, to force private organizations to make adoption placements in violation of their religious beliefs ...

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