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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: A Right to Health Care

Miss USA’s comment the other week that health care was not a right provoked the ire of many. That’s understandable. It can be scary to face an illness, particularly an expensive one, when there’s no insurance to help cover the cost.

But where does that right come from?

Historically, rights did not come from government itself. Rather, rights—real rights—were rights that the government only recognized and could not interfere with. The right was more a right to be free from government action, not a right to government action.

Today, though, we are moving toward a belief that rights are granted by the government. That may get some what they want today, but those who ground their rights in government rather than God need to remember that tomorrow that same government can take those rights away.

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: 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.

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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.

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

Bott Radio Network

A Christian Radio Station in Kentucky That Reaches TN

  • 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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