Terry Schilling


Terry Schilling is executive director of the American Principles Project.

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 […]


Today House Democrats reintroduced the so-called “Equality Act,” a bill written by the radical LGBT lobby which would restrict religious freedom and the freedom of association in favor of creating special privileges for certain people based on subjective classifications, such as sexual orientation and gender identity. You can read a summary of the Equality Act […]


New voter research from Priorities USA, a pro-Democrat super PAC, shows that among voters who switched from Barack Obama in 2012 to Donald Trump in 2016, and who were primarily responsible for delivering Trump a decisive electoral victory, many are struggling financially. The research also shows that a plurality (42 percent) view Democratic policies as […]


A recent survey of likely voters conducted in Pennsylvania shows that large swaths of voters oppose SOGI laws and their intended effects. The findings illustrate that while the large majority of Republicans in the state (over 80 percent) are opposed to the radical SOGI agenda of the Left, even a majority of Democrats are opposed […]


Left-wing snowflakes are at it again — this time shutting down a speaking gig by Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley. Violent protesters rioted there earlier this year when alt-right pot-stirrer Milo Yiannopolous came to campus, and his event eventually had to be cancelled after the protesters destroyed school property, threw Molotov cocktails, and […]


Dems failed in Kansas and are now failing in Georgia. Great job Karen Handel! It is now Hollywood vs. Georgia on June 20th. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2017 President Trump has a way of pointing out the obvious that everyone else is missing. This is why he has been so good at […]


Happy Tax Day! In commemoration of Americans’ least favorite day of the year, here are seven reasons why everyone is perfectly justified for hating tax season: 1.) Americans spend way too much time and money filing their taxes. According to the Tax Foundation, Americans spend over 3.24 billion hours and $37 billion filing their individual […]


While President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, has managed to hit a grand-slam so far at this week’s confirmation hearings, this hasn’t stopped well-meaning “Never-Trumpers” and principled conservative pundits from picking apart his comments. The double-edged social media platform known as Twitter is great. It has empowered everyday people to have a voice when it […]


Prof. Gerry Bradley of Notre Dame Law School has a column today at National Review repudiating recent arguments that Neil Gorsuch should answer boldly on overturning Roe v. Wade during his Senate confirmation hearings. Prof. Bradley argues: For him to become the first nominee in living memory to reveal his mind about Roe would mark him — […]


Apparently, Bill Gates thinks that the pro-Common Core movement was derailed by online comments consisting of 140 characters or less — what most people know as tweets. This, presumably, is why his foundation paid for this recent study (on top of the $2.3 billion he has already invested into Common Core) analyzing the amount of […]


Dear President George W. Bush, Hey, Mr. President! Great to hear from you. We’ve missed you these past eight years. It would be great to have heard from you on Obamacare, the stimulus, the debt ceiling, Benghazi, or any of the other 32 crises and scandals during President Obama’s two terms. Oh well! Haha! Don’t get […]


Contrary to the conventional wisdom of the media, President Donald Trump has picked almost all the right fights during his first few weeks in office. His first slew of policy changes through executive orders have not only advanced conservative ideals and brought additional voting blocs to the table, but they have also exposed the radical […]