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The FACT Report is a one-minute radio commentary on events that impact life, the family and religious liberty in Tennessee.

The FACT Report is heard weekly on the Bott Radio Network stations list, including Memphis on WCRV 640 AM and 100.7 FM, Nashville on WCRT 1160 AM and WECV 89.1 FM, Clarksville on 99.5 FM, Dickson on 91.5 FM, Gallatin on 93.9 FM, and Lebanon on 101.9 FM. Plus, you can also hear The FACT Report on Top Gun Radio in the Tri-Cities and WNKJ based in Kentucky.

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FACT Report: Good and Bad Ambition

One way our Founding Fathers planned to protect our liberty from the concentration of political power in one branch of government was to give those who administer each department “personal motives” to resist encroachments on their power by members of the other branches. They said, “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.”

The expected ambition, of course, was to power. But they forgot about another ambition—to keep getting re-elected. Increasingly, legislators avoid controversial subjects, content to let judges “modernize” the law through judicial interpretation.

Avoiding controversy is understandable, but when the ambition simply to hold office overcomes the Legislature’s ambition to protect its power from encroachment by the judiciary, then even more power will become concentrated in the hands of unelected judges. That will eventually bring about the death of America’s experiment in liberty and democratic self-government.

The FACT Report, featured on several conservative radio stations, is a weekly one-minute audio commentary about a political or cultural issue affecting Tennesseans.

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FACT Report: Conscience or Discrimination?

Kentucky family court Judge Mitchell Nance recently recused himself from all future adoptions by same-sex couples, because he doesn’t believe it is in the “best interest” of the child. But rather than argue that his belief is true, he said it was just a matter of conscience.

But LGBT activists were quick to say that “conscience” is a subjective criterion and just another word for discrimination.

The judge may be in trouble because Kentucky’s ethics rules prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Here’s the point: Christians must start arguing for the truth of what they believe rather than just saying it’s only a matter of conscience. Claims of conscience must be grounded in the truth.

If we don’t, our “subjective” conscience claims will increasingly be rejected. To the other side, “conscience” is just another word for “discrimination.”

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FACT Report: Is Tying the Hands of Judges Really Bad?

Normally, judges give statutory words their normal and ordinary meaning, but today’s judges are increasingly deciding to “modernize” statutes giving old words like “marriage” and “sex” new meanings.

Last week the Tennessee Legislature passed a bill that tells judges that any undefined words in the law should be given their normal and ordinary meaning, and comments by senators made it clear that the meaning is the one the word had at the time the law was enacted.

Perhaps the most interesting comment in opposition to the bill came from Republican Steve Dickerson, who was concerned that telling courts that words should be interpreted according to what legislators meant at the time might “tie a judge’s hand” in a “fluid” society. Apparently, he doesn’t know that tying judges’ hands is what our Founders called the separation of powers.

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FACT Report: Redefining Words, Rewriting Laws

Soon the Tennessee Senate will vote on a bill telling courts that any undefined word in the Tennessee Code should be given its normal and ordinary meaning. The bill is needed because judges increasingly like to give otherwise unambiguous words new meanings, essentially rewriting statutes to suit their policy agenda.

Unfortunately, our attorney general just gave our black-robed legislators ammunition for doing so. When gay rights advocates in the Legislature asked how the new bill would apply to words like “father” and “husband” in our statutes, he issued an opinion saying that courts can give those words a gender-neutral meaning like “parent” and “spouse.”

Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage. It looks like our attorney general now wants courts to rewrite the other words associated with the family to comply with the gay agenda.

The FACT Report, featured on several conservative radio stations, is a weekly one-minute audio commentary about a political or cultural issue affecting Tennesseans.

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The FACT Report Is Heard on These Radio Stations

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  • Hopkinsville, KY – WNKJ 89.3 FM
  • Madisonville, KY – WNLJ 91.7 FM
  • Providence, KY – 101.7 FM
  • Murray, KY – 92.1 FM
  • Dickson, TN – 98.9 FM

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