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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.

Dianne Feinstein and a lit match
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Did Feinstein Cast the Stone That Strikes the Match?

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This week, Tennessee’s attorney general, Herbert Slatery, joined the attorney generals in 15 other states in filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. As I read the brief, I wanted both to cheer and spit nails. I hope these words will serve the salutary purpose of having Attorney General Slatery (“General Slatery”) correct an egregious constitutional error in another matter that will hasten the constitutional showdown needed between the states and the U.S. Supreme Court.
painting of the signing of the U.S. Constitution
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What Will Next Week’s Constitution Day Celebrate?

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This week, Tennessee’s attorney general, Herbert Slatery, joined the attorney generals in 15 other states in filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. As I read the brief, I wanted both to cheer and spit nails. I hope these words will serve the salutary purpose of having Attorney General Slatery (“General Slatery”) correct an egregious constitutional error in another matter that will hasten the constitutional showdown needed between the states and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. flag, and the U.S. Supreme Court building
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Is America Still ‘the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave’?

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This week, Tennessee’s attorney general, Herbert Slatery, joined the attorney generals in 15 other states in filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. As I read the brief, I wanted both to cheer and spit nails. I hope these words will serve the salutary purpose of having Attorney General Slatery (“General Slatery”) correct an egregious constitutional error in another matter that will hasten the constitutional showdown needed between the states and the U.S. Supreme Court.
gavel, portion of the Tennessee flag, and the U.S. Supreme Court
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Will Tennessee’s Attorney General Lead the U.S. Supreme Court Showdown?

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This week, Tennessee’s attorney general, Herbert Slatery, joined the attorney generals in 15 other states in filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. As I read the brief, I wanted both to cheer and spit nails. I hope these words will serve the salutary purpose of having Attorney General Slatery (“General Slatery”) correct an egregious constitutional error in another matter that will hasten the constitutional showdown needed between the states and the U.S. Supreme Court.
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‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ More Than Make-Believe

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The latest educational fad arrived in Clarksville, Tennessee, last week. It’s “Drag Queen Story Hour.” Before it comes to your public library or the public school attended by your child or grandchild, you better understand what’s so insidious…
Silhouette of unknown governor, part of TN flag, and Supreme Court building
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Will the Next Governor Challenge the Prevailing Myth?

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As I was writing a brief last week for the Tennessee Supreme Court, I couldn’t believe some of what I said as my thoughts flowed through the keyboard and onto the page. What I wrote exposes a great myth held by a majority within our society, and I suspect…
silhouette of man praying, angel with halo, and Moses with the Ten Commandments
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‘Pharisaical’ Politics on the Left and the Right?

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I was recently asked a question in the context of a discussion about various LGBT policy issues that was so different from the others. It had to do with Pharisees. Am I a Pharisee? The question actually came in the form of a text from a pastor who supports…
political roller coaster
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My Emotional Roller-Coaster Journey to Election Day

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Judgment Day came for a number of political candidates yesterday. Having served in the Legislature for 12 years, I truly appreciate all those who offered themselves for our consideration, and I congratulate the winners. But, I don’t think I’ve ever…
Republican gubernatorial candidates (listed alphabetically from left to right): Diane Black, Randy Boyd, Beth Harwell, and Bill Lee wearing the same T-shirt
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Summing Up the Republican Gubernatorial Primary

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I don’t watch much television for fear it will rot my mind, but I’ve sure heard complaints about all the “negative” television ads and mail pieces paid for by some Republican gubernatorial hopefuls. Whether perceived by voters as negative or not,…
chalkboard and school books with campaign hat
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The 'Stinking Thinking’ of Politicians on Education

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Recently, I sat in a meeting with some politicians and couldn’t help but think about what a Christian lawyer discussing religious liberty litigation said a few years ago, “Stupid for Jesus is still stupid.” It has stuck with me ever since. What…

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