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 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 […]


Over the last few years, a similar sequence of events has become routine whenever state lawmakers try to pass legislation protecting religious liberty or opposing the Left’s gender ideology. First, Democrats, leftist groups and the media immediately come together to vilify the lawmakers in question for daring to oppose the LGBT agenda. And then, invariably, […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a Liberty Minute entitled “No Government Wining,” Helen Krieble tells listeners the story of a small online business which the government tried to shut down because it was too successful at lowering prices for the […]


It’s often difficult to determine what is truth and what is fiction when it comes to LGBT issues. And given how well-funded and deeply embedded pro-LGBT activists are in so many parts of American society, one side certainly has a monopoly on the propaganda — but they don’t have a monopoly on the truth. As […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a Liberty Minute entitled “Take That!” Helen Krieble warns listeners to be wary of government officials trying to take their private property away: A Massachusetts couple are second generation owners of a small motel which […]


President Trump shocked the Twittersphere this morning by announcing he would be reinstating the long-standing ban on individuals with gender dysphoria serving in the military: After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ….Transgender individuals to […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a Liberty Minute entitled “Putting Government Overreach to Rest,” Helen Krieble talks about the needless costs and regulations governments often impose on small businesses: A pastor in Tennessee saw funeral homes marking up the price […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a Liberty Minute entitled “May I See Your License,” Helen Krieble takes on government policies that make it more difficult for Americans to work: Do you need a license to reupholster a chair? In seven […]


Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) unveiled a $26 million plan for the 2018 elections. Their new offensive will almost double their current political staff and will focus on the key swing states of Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Nevada. HRC’s goal, according to The Washington Post, is to “[r]eplicate what happened in North […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a Liberty Minute entitled “Punishing Success,” Helen Krieble points out the irony in the way our government rewards failure and punishes success: Ancient wisdom teaches that if you want less of anything, you tax it; […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In one of her Liberty Minutes, called “Totalitarianism on Campus,” Helen Krieble spoke about the censorship that often occurs in the name of political correctness: Many of us see America as the land of opportunity, but […]


On Monday, the Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments next term in a landmark religious freedom case: Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights. As The Hill reports: The justices are being asked in the case — known as Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights — whether shop owner Jack Phillips has to make a cake for Charlie […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a recent Liberty Minute, “Charity Begins at Home,” Helen Krieble condemned the attitude of excessive reliance on the government for welfare: Have you ever heard the old saying that charity begins at home? Now we […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. During her Liberty Minute titled “Let the Sun Shine,” Helen Krieble mentioned the conflicts which ensue when the government declares new rights favoring one group of people over another. In California, the solar energy lobby is […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a recent Liberty Minute, “Memorizing Dates or Principles,” Helen Krieble brings to light just how clueless Americans are about the basic principles upon which their country was founded: A lot of us are upset about […]


This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. During a recent Liberty Minute, “Poor Farmers No More,” Helen Krieble spoke about a government program which mainly supports the wealthy at the expense of the American taxpayer — agricultural subsidies: I knew a very wealthy […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a recent Liberty Minute titled “That Offends Me,” Helen Krieble, founder and president of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, spoke about the problem with safe spaces on university campuses: On many college campuses today, […]


Today the Keystone Report, a popular “Drudge-style” blog focused on Pennsylvania politics, published a new poll commissioned by American Principles Project suggesting that Gov. Tom Wolf (D-Pa.) will likely struggle to win re-election in 2018. Less than 35 percent of Pennsylvania voters approve of Gov. Tom Wolf’s job performance, while 43 percent disapprove. A majority of Democrats said they were less likely to support Wolf […]


Who Are the Sikhs?

by Terry Schilling

Of the values that drive us at the American Principles Project, two very important ones are our commitment to religious liberty and equality. America is a melting pot of people and faiths and we work to make sure that we represent everyone. Recently, I met leaders of a new campaign who reminded me that we […]


This article was posted originally at Townhall.com. Congress is preparing to pass an Omnibus spending bill that will fund the government through the rest of fiscal year 2017. Democrats love the bill because it fully funds Planned Parenthood and specifically omits many of President Trump’s legislative priorities, such as funding for his proposed border wall with […]