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Thorner/Nelson: Conservatives to gather in St. Louis September 14-16



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General Michael Flynn will be featured at upcoming Eagle Council in St. Louis

By Nancy Thorner & Kelleigh Nelson –

Phyllis Schlafly’s 47th Eagle Council will be held Friday, September 14 through September 16 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Airport Marriott Hotel, and among the featured speakers will be Lt. Colonel Michael Flynn.

Eagle Council is the place where conservative "doers" gather. This pro-family, pro-America event is three days of exciting speakers, meals, networking opportunities, and panel discussions. The men and women of this nation that are really in the fight for liberty come for the training, discussion, and fellowship that Eagle Council provides. Like those of the past, this is one conference you won’t want to miss.

Phyllis Schlafly's Eagles' President Ed Martin and his staff continue Phyllis’s vision to train conservatives to uphold our Constitution and to participate in the policy making process. These yearly council meetings reinvigorate attendees to truly Make America Great Again. 

The list of speakers for this year is not yet complete, but here are several of those in attendance: 

Lt. General Michael T. Flynn (Ret.)

In General Flynn’s book, Field of Fight, he tells us how we can win the global war against radical Islam and its allies, and how urgent it is that we take every advantage to vote for those who truly love America, her culture, and her Constitution.

General Flynn spent more than thirty-three years as an intelligence officer.  Before he was terminated from government service, he served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Senior Military Intelligence Officer in the Department of Defense. 

Shortly before the General was scheduled to retire, he was dismissed from his position as Director of the DIA after telling a congressional committee that the American people are in more danger now than they were several years ago.  Flynn told an uncomfortable truth, one the Obama administration didn’t want the public to hear.  The fact is that Islamic extremist groups including ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Taliban, Boko Haram and others around the world are growing in number, power and penetration into Western targets.  His book tells how we have failed to hinder radical Islam and what we must do to stop them. 

General Flynn tells us, “We must understand our enemies in order to defeat them. We don’t fully grasp the enormity of the threat they pose against us.”

Pamela Geller

Pamela Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of The Geller Report and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA).  Her blogging and campaigns in the United States are against what she terms "creeping Sharia" in the country.

She is the author of Fatwa: Hunted in America (foreword by Geert Wilders), The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America (foreword by Ambassador John Bolton) and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance.  She is also a regular columnist for numerous publications.

The Geller Report is published daily with information we all need to keep abreast of the attempted invasion and takeover of our beloved America. 

Congressman Andy Biggs

Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) was one of Arizona's most powerful state legislators and is now a member of the House of Representatives for Arizona's 5th congressional district. But state Senate President Andy Biggs made headlines long before he ever took office.

The longtime lawmaker won $10 million from Publisher's Clearinghouse 24 years ago. He was even in a 1993 commercial, receiving congratulations from Dick Clark and Ed McMahon.

Biggs doesn't publicly discuss hitting the jackpot, and his winnings haven't seemed to impact his political career.

The Congressman is a strong Trump supporter and has called Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential elections a partisan “witch hunt.”  Rep. Biggs said Mueller was “incapable” of being unbiased and demanded that Mueller resign.  He joined two other House Republicans introducing a Congressional resolution calling for Mueller to resign. (One wonders why there were only three who signed on.)

Andy Biggs tweeted, “I joined Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows in calling for the Department of Justice to hand over all requested documents within seven days of this resolution’s passage. The DOJ’s stonewalling and obstructing of Constitutional oversight has gone far enough. It’s time for answers and complete transparency.”

Rep. Biggs is a member of the House Freedom Caucus.  The Congressman will tell us the truth about the ongoing challenges to obtain documents from the DOJ/FBI.

James O’Keefe III

Project Veritas is James O’Keefe’s organization, and what amazing undercover work this 34-year-old young man has accomplished.  He produces secretly recorded undercover audio and video encounters with figures and workers in academic, governmental and social service organizations, showing abusive or allegedly illegal behavior by employees and/or representatives of those organizations.

O’Keefe and his people have exposed ACORN, Planned Parenthood and countless others.  In January of this year, we heard James speak at the Gathering of Eagles in St. Louis and he thrilled the audience.  His latest book, American Pravda is well worth the read.

Project Veritas has released the undercover video of Bill Siegferth, Tom Schmida, and David Romick – all current or former Ohio teacher’s union presidents –admitting that they have protected and defended union members that have abused students.

James O’Keefe continually exposes what is happening in our country and has been sued numerous times for revealing the truth. 

James Gagliano

James A. Gagliano is a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team counterterrorist operator. 

Gagliano says, “Keeping calm is critical. As an operator, it’s about controlling your own fears. Fear is a natural emotion. And while it is to be acknowledged and respected, it must be controlled and channeled properly. Left unchecked, it has a deleterious effect on the effectiveness of a unit.

At the FBI Swat Team in New York and at the Hostage Rescue Team in Quantico, we weren’t interested in bringing in people who said they’d never been scared. Fear is a rational response to impending danger, and those who sense it are more prone to make sensible decisions to protect themselves, their teammates, and the hostages they are trying to save.”

In the immortal words of General George S. Patton, “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” 

Karen Gaffney

The very talented Karen Gaffney will speak at council about the fact that she has one more chromosome than we do, and it makes her very special. We’ll hear her at the Pro-Life Luncheon on Saturday, 15 September 18.  Watch this amazing video of her speaking!

From Wikipedia…In 2001, Karen became the first person with Down syndrome to complete a relay swim of the English Channel.  Her 2007 swim across the nine-mile span of Lake Tahoe became the subject of the documentary Crossing Tahoe: A Swimmer's Dream.  In 2009, she swam across Boston Harbor, a distance of five miles, to celebrate Down Syndrome Month in Massachusetts. She has also earned two gold medals from the Special Olympics, and completed 16 swims across San Francisco Bay, including the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. In 2010, she received the Global Down Syndrome Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award.

Philip Haney

During the 2009 Christmas travel season, jihadists planned to blow up an airline.  Fortunately, the explosives in Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s underwear malfunctioned.  He was restrained by passengers and arrested.  Obama blamed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for not properly connecting the dots.

But what the American people didn’t know was that Obama’s words infuriated many of the DHS employees.  Why?  Because they knew his administration had been engaged in an effort to destroy the raw material and erase those dots—the actual intelligence DHS had collected for years. The dots constituted the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration ordered them wiped away.

As the number of successful and attempted Islamic terrorist attacks on America increased, the type of information that the Obama administration ordered removed from travel and national security databases was the kind of information that, if properly assessed, could have prevented subsequent domestic Islamist attacks like the ones committed by Faisal Shahzad (May 2010), Detroit “honor killing” perpetrator Rahim A. Alfetlawi (2011); Amine El Khalifi, who plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol (2012); Dzhokhar or Tamerlan Tsarnaev who conducted the Boston Marathon bombing (2013); Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen (2014); or Muhammed Yusuf Abdulazeez, who opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee (2015).

After 15 years at the DHS, Philip Haney could no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness and America’s vulnerability to devastating mass-casualty attacks.  The result is his amazing tell-all book, See Something, Say Nothing.


Many more wonderful guests will be at the 47th Phyllis Schlafly Eagle Council in September. Sign up for Phyllis Schlafly emails and stay current.  Reservations and tickets can be purchased here.

Authors Nancy Thorner and Kelleigh Nelson are designated Eagles who received their awards from the late Phyllis Schlafly in appreciation for their dedicated work for God, family and country.

Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the neo-con right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. In the 1960s, her mother introduced her to Eagle Forum and she has been campaigning for true conservatives ever since. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio.

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots.


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  1. Ohhhhh a Traitor convention…. ask Mikey how much in his bank account came from Russian oligarchs…. maybe the NRA paid him from their Russian funds… or is it the GOP that passed along some Russian funding…
    Trump NRA GOP CPAC all infiltrated by a Russian spy who gave out free sex with the funds. Trump not the only traitor he has a lot of help..
    Russian money beats patriotism….

  2. This sounds like an outstanding group of good Americans. Naturally, to progressive-socialists any non-marxist idealogue is some kind of bad label.
    I would very much like to attend, how do you get tickets? Currently working on a book about the media. I have been in the Mainstream Media before and after writing a column for a year created a nationally distributed magazine that lasted for five years. Also have about 8 years in broadcast media. Please contact me by my email address to exchange phone numbers. Thanks