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.
DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Tennessee Transgender Law Is Worse Than You Think
May 4, 2023
Last week the U.S. Department of Justice sued the state of Tennessee over its new law regarding “gender affirming care” for minors on the ground that it violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. Its legal theory r...
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...
A Terrible Monday Meets A Terrible Friday
Apr 7, 2023 by David Fowler
The shooting that took place last Monday at Covenant School was terrible on multiple levels. In response, boisterous crowds gathered at the Capitol to demand gun control. Ted Cruz wanted to know if the FBI was going to label the shooting a hate crime...