Terry Schilling


Terry Schilling is executive director of the American Principles Project.

This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation In her Liberty Minute titled “Change the Rules,” Helen Krieble examines a way that regulations have held back American energy independence: I worry about being dependent on foreign countries for our energy. New discoveries of […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation In her Liberty Minute titled “Forfeit this Practice,” Helen Krieble discusses one of the most blatant violations of freedom that regularly occurs in the United States: civil asset forfeiture. Convicted criminals obviously can’t keep ill-gotten […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation In her Liberty Minute titled “Modern Sign Language,” Helen Krieble discusses unfair advertisement laws in some American towns: There were once so many highway billboards that people complained of sign pollution. So today many cities have […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. For years, the government’s answer to almost every problem has been to impose regulations. But while bureaucrats see such rules as a necessary way to protect citizens, they are blind to the fact that these […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute titled “Serve Yourself,” Helen Krieble discusses an example of two states’ governments overstepping their bounds in the name of protecting their citizens: I can remember when gas stations had both self […]


With midterm primary battles now heating up nationwide, one race conservatives should pay close attention to is in Pennsylvania, where three Republicans are vying to take on the incumbent Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf. The vote seems likely to be a close one. According to a recent poll of 800 GOP likely voters in Pennsylvania released […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute titled “Browsing the Fourth Amendment,” Helen Krieble sheds light on the government’s failure to regulate private companies who regularly violate Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights: Do you want telemarketers to know what […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute entitled “Moving the State,” Helen Krieble talks about an interesting story which bears some resemblance to a legal battle currently being fought in New Jersey: A young man in Kentucky helped […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute entitled “Forgive Us Our Trespasses,” Helen Krieble discusses the essential link between personal responsibility and limited government: In homes across the country, door knobs are a standard three feet from the […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. One of the greatest documents America’s Founding Fathers left us with is our Bill of Rights, a list of guarantees intended to protect citizens from an abusive government. Wisely foreseeing that the democratic nature of […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. While it is true that we ought to take reasonable measures to minimize pollution and make the most of the earth’s natural resources, legislation designed to protect the environment oftentimes goes too far by sacrificing […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. Did you know that some of your hard earned tax dollars are being used to fund wealthy corporations like Walmart and Google? Helen Krieble discusses this in her Liberty Minute entitled “Winners and More Winners”: […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. Much to the dismay of many American readers, brick-and-mortar bookstores are quickly becoming a dying breed. But while our first instinct may be to point our fingers at Amazon and other online book-selling websites, the […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. Helen Krieble’s Liberty Minute titled “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” tells the story of two innocent citizens who ended up having to pay a steep fine when they were just trying to help a friend […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute titled “Designing Freedom,” Helen Krieble tells the story of a lady she knows whose ability to make a living as an interior designer was threatened by legislation aimed at eliminating competition […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment forbids that “private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” However, time and time again that clause has not stopped governments from trying to deprive citizens […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. It seems almost every day we hear of incidences of censorship at colleges and universities. Whether it’s students who hold a particular viewpoint being silenced, certain speakers being banned from campus, or specific student groups […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. While the Democratic Party continues to fight for faux rights like the “right to receive a free college education,” “right to have one’s abortion paid for with tax dollars,” and “right to force Christians to […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute titled “Flocks of Sheep,” Helen Krieble quotes a passage from Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America that is just as pertinent today as it was when it was published in 1835: […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” […]