Entries by David Fowler

Coming to the Rec Center Swimming Pool Near You

On February 15, 2019, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that gives a clear picture of the constitutionally required degeneracy that lies ahead if two U.S. Supreme Court decisions from the past are not dealt with soon and decisively. If you have young children or grandchildren, you better read what follows. […]

Tennessee Celebrates a Birthday

On June 1, Tennessee celebrated its 223rd birthday, having officially separated from North Carolina in 1796. While Tennessee’s first constitution borrowed heavily from that of its mother state, one interesting point of departure was North Carolina’s Constitution creating a religious test for public office. North Carolina’s Constitution provided that no person who denied the being […]

Will Tennessee’s Legislature Make the Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Mistake Alabama Made?

If Alabama’s new law abolishing the issuance of marriage licenses was intended to circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision regarding marriage, its Legislature utterly failed. Five years ago, some of Tennessee’s House members almost made the same mistake, and if they don’t get their thinking straight, I expect some to want to […]

Picking the Next House Speaker

With the impending resignation of state Representative Glen Casada as Speaker, the question turns to “Who’s next?” As someone who has either served in the legislature or observed it from up close for 25 years, unless some particular things and attitudes change, nothing much may change other than the name on the Speaker’s office door. […]

Whose House Needs Judging?

Last Thursday, the U.S House of Representatives voted in favor of the so-called Equality Act that, if passed by the U.S. Senate, would make biological confusion the law of the land. Businesses, schools, and even the YMCA will be required to treat men as women and vice versa if that is how a person subjectively […]