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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.

National PTA Turns to the ‘Left’ on the Way to Memphis

The national PTA has told a national organization that seeks to support and befriend ex-gays who are often ridiculed and harassed by proponents of the homosexual agenda that their organization’s values are not welcome at their upcoming convention. Perhaps…

The ‘Rest of the Story’ on Comprehensive Sex Education

The comprehensive sex education (CSE) program that has been taught in a number of Davidson County high schools clearly encourages sexual activity by breaking down natural inhibitions. Not surprisingly, CSE advocates say that the high incident of teen…

Mourning a Victim This Memorial Day

When presidential adviser John Brennan said violent Muslim extremists are “victims,” he betrayed the consequence of the prevailing evolutionary worldview that makes us all victims. Man himself is a casualty we need to mourn. As we consider Memorial…

Tennessee’s Autonomous General

The office of the Tennessee’s Attorney General has been more of a focal point of political activity this year than any other year I can remember. From dealing with Washington’s health care legislation to how the Attorney General “gets” the job,…

Citizen Stewardship Sunday

On Tuesday, May 4th, something is going to take place that will affect every county across the state. It’s important. And for Christians it should be a matter of stewardship. So that’s why we’re calling for action on Sunday, May 2nd. The important…

Tell ICANN It SHOULD NOT

Creating a triple-X domain for pornographers to use could well increase the amount of pornography and obscenity on the web and make it even easier for children to come across it. Until May 10, the public can make comments about whether such a domain should…

The Next Frontier

Between the attempts by the ACLU and adherents to philosophical naturalism in the science classroom to remove any thought of God from our schools and graphic demonstrations of sexual penetration through sex education, it is clear that liberals know that…

National Day of Prayer: Alive, Well and Legal in Tennessee

National Day of Prayer celebrations are perfectly legal in Tennessee, despite a recent court ruling in Wisconsin. That means any mayor or city or county council in Tennessee is free to officially recognize the National Day of Prayer, even in government-owned…

What Would Jesus Do?

Jesus would keep his oath to uphold the Constitution. And if a law were constitutional, he would consider whether it was an appropriate exercise of the authority which he ordained for civil government, and whether it crossed over the line into authority…

A Pound of Cure Is Not the Cure

The General Assembly should rescind its previous calls for a national convention to restrain the size of government because of the great uncertainties that surround such a convention. A national convention is a “pound of cure” when the “ounce of…

Positives from the Health Care Bill

By mandating that citizens buy a consumer product—health insurance—or face a penalty, the stage is set for the U.S. Supreme Court to tell us whether the U.S. Government is one of limited, enumerated powers or a national government free to do anything…

Two Americas on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, President Obama's absence in Arlington Cemetery has evoked an insightful observation that is too good not to share. Sometimes other people say things so well and put things in such perspective that it is best just to share it. So,…