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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.

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Hurricane Stories Help Us Identify Our Worldview

Like most Americans, I’ve been keeping up with the hurricanes that have recently wrought so much destruction to the shores of Texas and Florida. And I have found three hurricane-related news stories particularly interesting because they have approached…
Sign that reads, "Immigrants make America great," President Trump against the U.S. flag, and the Mexican flag

DACA, 'Dreamers,' and My Dream

This week President Trump began the process of winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) that was instituted by President Obama by executive order. The program prevented the deportation of those adults who are not here legally…
Nashville Statement

Will You Affirm or Deny the Nashville Statement?

This week a group of evangelical heavyweights met in Nashville and released a document called the “Nashville Statement.” It speaks to the issues of human sexuality rooted in the psalmist’s declaration that it is God “who has made us, and not we…
Karl_Marx-by John Jabez Edwin Mayal [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons and Jennifer Beals at L5 by Eliška Vyhnánková, originally on Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Jennifer Beals, Karl Marx, and Monuments

With all the controversy now swirling over monuments of those who fought on behalf of the Confederate States of America, I found a comment this week by actress Jennifer Beals worth pondering. Rarely do I find anything coming out of Hollywood worth repeating,…
Statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville’s Chaos Provided the Reminder I Needed

As I read about the violence that took place in Charlottesville last Saturday, I thought about both what I needed to say in this commentary and what I could say that might constructively add to what has already been said by other concerned commentators.…
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Tennessee Conservatives Better Connect the Dots

The 2018 election cycle is going to be interesting because of the number of incumbents in the Tennessee Legislature who will not be running for reelection. Most of them are Republicans, and mostly likely there will be primaries. What do I predict? My…
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Is Liberty Becoming a Scary Idea?

In the course of a recent radio interview about religious liberty, the interviewer stated that his numerous interviews with different people about that subject suggested that our society is becoming increasingly factionalized and that each faction is…
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Could the Reason for Islam’s Bold Prediction Be Right?

I read a statement last week by a prominent Pakistani jurist and scholar that was very sobering in its prediction that Islam would prevail in the world and over Christianity. Christians would do well to ponder his observation. The person was Mahmood…
Man thinking about government and politics in light of his Christian faith

Politics and the Rise of ‘Christian’ Polytheism

An email from a constituent and professing Christian last week helped crystallize my understanding of a view of civil government and politics that is being touted by an increasing number of professing Christians. When thoughtfully considered, it amounts…
British parents of baby Charlie Gard holding up flyers about their son

What Is the Real Principle at Issue With Charlie Gard?

A phone call from a state legislator this week put the Charlie Gard situation in a light that I believe conservatives need to think through before they decry a judge “interfering” with the right of little Charlie’s parents to seek the medical care…
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When the Left Turns Violent Against the Left

A news headline from Fox News Monday read, “California Dems Decry ‘Bullying,’ Death Threats From the Left After Shelving Health Bill.” According to the article, California’s Democratic lawmakers issued a written statement saying they had “become…
U.S. Supreme Court and the Seal of the State of Arkansas

U.S. Supreme Court’s Unreported Arrogance

The arrogance of our United States Supreme Court was on full display this week in a surprise decision that went grossly underreported in the mainstream media. If you heard about the decision, I’d be shocked. Moreover, the decision proves that the Court…