Terry Schilling


Terry Schilling is executive director of the American Principles Project.

This article is part of 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: A […]


This article is part of 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.” These […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. Paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson, a wise saying goes: “If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a recent Liberty Minute entitled “I Deserve an A,” Helen Krieble talks about a college professor’s decision to let his students choose their own grades this fall semester: A student in Georgia complained that tests […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a Liberty Minute entitled “Less Free,” Helen Krieble discusses the results of a poll which show that most Americans feel that their freedom is increasingly compromised as an effect of living under the grasp of […]


In a race with national implications, Virginia GOP state Delegate Bob Marshall was defeated by his Democratic opponent Danica Roem after being outspent by more than $400,000, an absurdly enormous amount of money for a small House of Delegates race. Roem received approximately 11,000 votes at a total cost of almost $60 per vote. This […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute titled “Do as I Say Not as I Do,” Helen Krieble speaks about fairness and how it should be upheld across the board by the law: I love watching an eagle soar […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute titled “Pull Up or Pay Up,” Helen Krieble criticized school boards and city councils which have taken their power to the extreme by even mandating what people are and are not allowed […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. Last week, the Washington Free Beacon reported that Seattle University’s Law School revoked its sponsorship of an event hosted by the conservative Federalist Society. The school’s dean announced her decision via an email stating that she […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. A few weeks ago, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally gave his support to efforts aimed at repealing an absurd anti-dancing law which has been in the books for over 90 years. The Prohibition-era […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. The First Amendment is under attack. Of course, that shouldn’t come as a surprise to you as a reader of The National Pulse, where we cover these malicious assaults on our freedom on a daily basis. […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. If you’re anything like me, you love good food. My family owns a pizza restaurant — I worked there for almost 15 years — and it allowed me to get creative with cooking. Through tons of […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. The Second Amendment clearly grants the right to American […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. Most of Helen Krieble’s Liberty Minutes involve stories where she has heard of government interference affecting other people. However, in a recent installment, “GESC Fencing,” the government overreach hits a little closer to home: My home […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. If you’ve ever debated common sense issues like protecting the right to life or religious freedom, you’ve probably heard a liberal use the tired, old “Separation of Church and State” argument. All too often, however, the separation […]


On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump issued a memorandum to the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security directing them to reinstate a long-standing policy prohibiting individuals who identify as transgender from serving in the military. This policy, which served the world’s greatest military well for literally hundreds of years, was the law of the land […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. It breaks my heart, being that it’s my home state, but it seems like everyday there’s another problem brewing in Illinois. If it’s not sky-high murder rates in Chicago, it’s the unfunded pension liability. Gov. Bruce […]


The Southern Poverty Law Center is in hot water. Begun several decades ago with the aim of fighting the influence of the Ku Klux Klan and other such groups, the SPLC has in more recent years begun to drift away from its original mission, conflating opposition to leftist causes such as the LGBT movement with […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. It’s been awhile since Americans have seen this level of social unrest and division. One would be hard pressed to find a nightly news program without at least one clip of intense protests, flag burnings, black-masked […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a Liberty Minute entitled “Arrest that Candidate,” Helen Krieble discusses the troubling attacks on our right to free speech, and how some want to arrest others in order to silence their ideas: I am more […]