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. 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 […]


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 […]