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. 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.” […]


This article is part of a 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 […]


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 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 […]


This article is part of a 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 […]


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 a 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 […]


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 “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 […]


This article is part of a 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 […]


This article is part of a 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 […]


This article is part of a 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 […]