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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.

Vaccination Mandates: Holding Onto the Political Truths We’ve Learned

Vaccination Mandates: Holding Onto the Political Truths We’ve Learned

Aug 6, 2021 by David Fowler

Kevin DeYoung once wrote, “The only thing more difficult than finding the truth is not losing it.” While he was speaking of theological truths, his statement is universal in its application, and it relates to a letter signed last week by ...
Talking ‘Smack’ to SCOTUS on Roe v. Wade?

Talking ‘Smack’ to SCOTUS on Roe v. Wade?

Jul 30, 2021 by David Fowler

Eighty briefs were filed with the United States Supreme Court by pro-life organizations and persons in support of Mississippi’s constitutional authority to ban all elective abortions after 15 weeks. My name went on one of those briefs as its au...
What Might Jesus Say to a Culture Clamoring About Oppression and Victimization?

What Might Jesus Say to a Culture Clamoring About Oppression and Victimization?

Jul 15, 2021 by David Fowler

Today I want to speak to what a non-Christian friend calls “the Church that’s substituted Mr. Nice for Jesus Christ” and, using Jesus’ own words, consider how He might have responded to those in American society complaining ab...
The Need to “Recover” our Constitution and How to Do It

The Need to “Recover” our Constitution and How to Do It

Jul 9, 2021 by David Fowler

I got a text from a state legislator on Wednesday that read, “How can a [U.S.] Supreme Court decision overrule our state Constitution? The [U.S.] Supreme Court has been wrong on Roe v Wade, Dred Scott and many others.” I get thi...
Constitution Day: A Time to Mourn Its Death and Look Forward to Its Resurrection

Constitution Day: A Time to Mourn Its Death and Look Forward to Its Resurrection

Sep 18, 2020 by David Fowler

Yesterday marked the 233rd birthday of a document signed into law on September 17, 1787, officially known as the U.S. Constitution. However, in putting the finishing touches on a new book I’ve written, I realized that even as Nietzsche said &ld...

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