About

FellowshipMinds@gmail.com

We are Conservatives in the undying tradition of America’s Founding Fathers, deeply concerned about the sorry state of our country and the ruinous path our government, political, and cultural elites have taken. That is why we have formed this fellowship, this blog.

Despite our very different backgrounds, we share a deep love for God and country. We work on this blog for no pay because Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) chooses to have no ads and therefore no income. We do this as a public service and a labor of love.

We closely follow political, cultural, and economic news and commentaries on a daily basis. We will sift through the daily news and post the important ones you need to know, together with our unapologetic nonPC editorial comments. We will also alert you to political action: Calling your representatives in Washington, D.C.; rallies, marches, and demonstrations.

We believe that bloggers can and are making a difference. The current TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement is unlike America’s past populist movements in at least one important attribute: The new technology of the Internet has made us extremely well-informed about politics and what politicians are doing. No longer must we depend on the intermediaries of professional media or the supposed “expert” opinions of professional pundits. In fact, in this video a former CIA officer calls bloggers the Paul Reveres of the 21st century who will save America:

A downside to keeping up with political news and developments in our time is that sometimes we do feel overwhelmed and discouraged. That is why we intersperse political posts with more light-hearted fare of videos, jokes, animal and science news, and occasionally just plain weird woowoo out-there but fascinating stuff. We also have several non-political Pages, including:

  • Health Tips for physical, psychological, financial, and spiritual wellbeing.
  • Angels & Saints
  • St. Michael’s Prayer page where you’ll find a powerful prayer to the great Archangel, as well as archived posts on the spiritually uplifting as well as on evil.
  • Creation, containing links to all the posts we’ve done on our gardens, flora, pets and animal stories.

You are a visitor to our blog, so you should be courteous and civil. A sure way to offend is to insult your host, which is a form of verbal abuse. Comments containing insults (such as “moron,” “crazy,” “stupid”), blasphemies, obscenities, and threats to do us bodily harm will either be deleted or I will hunt you down and out you. 

This is a privately-owned non-commercial blog on which no one has the “right” to have their comments published. If you cry that your “freedom of speech” is being violated because we choose to not publish your comment, you are simply exposing your abysmal ignorance because the First Amendment’s promise of freedom of speech is to protect citizens from having their rights abridged or suppressed by the government.

Before you leave this page, we suggest that you take the American Civics Literacy Quiz. After you’ve taken the quiz, compare your score to our elected officials by going to How Elected Officials Scored on American Civics Literacy.”

So, welcome to our blog! We hope all like-minded conservatives will join our Fellowship. Together, we’ll fight the good fight to take back our beloved America.

~Dr. Eowyn
Owner & Founder, FOTM

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127 responses to “About

  1. Well I finally caught up with you Eowyn nice blog you got hear got you bookmarked now be seeing you soon!

    • WooHoo! You’ve discovered our new blog! A big warm welcome, Will. Come back often, you hear? We need your kick-ass sensibilities here! ;)

      • I hope you, Steve and Joan are very successful we really need to spread the word quickly so the more sites like yours and Gio’s the better!

  2. I cannot believe that same icon followed me from Gio’s site. How come I can’t have something manly like a teddy-bear with an AR-15. :-) .

    • Will,

      It took me MONTHS before I discovered that I don’t have to be stuck with the icky icon wordpress assigns to me and can download my own icon by registering with wordpress.com. That’s how Steve finally got rid of his pukey green face thingy for his chosen “baby w/ a ciggie” avatar. Give it a try! ;)

  3. STEVE!! What’s the word so you and Eowyn got all fancy and started up your own blog, like the Avatar by the way I will start searching for one myself ( I think I have a pretty good idea) and will check back with you guys and gals soon!

  4. Eowyn I just tried to send you an email to the g mail account above and bounced back to me as undeliverable?

  5. Gentlemen and Lady,
    I will say I am glad I found your blog. I have considered starting one on my own but the cost is unforgiving. I know you have a reasonable number of hits but Ii was wondering if you know where the bulk of the hits come from–what part of the country.

    Anyway, those of us who are nut-case conservative constutionlists are happy you are here.

    Thanks,
    Ron

    • Which “gentlemen” do you mean, Ron?

      Let’s see: there’s Steve (male), Joan (female), then there’s Eowyn (female, a woman)! LOL

      As for the origins of hits, wordpress does not tell us the geographical origins, although I do know from which Internet sites (if they have a link to the Fellowship).

      I’m glad you found us. You’ve become an integral, tho’ quite nutty, member of our Fellowship. ;)

  6. I don’t think of myself as nutty, but people who know me say I am a fruitcake. Even my wife of twenty eight years thinks I am a little bit overboard when it comes to my beliefs. I am a strict conservative both morally and fiscally. I believe in small government and the strength of the people. I do not believe in democracy per-say because it leads to mob rule. I do believe in the constitution and I believe in the representative form of government rather than any other type. I will defend that form of government and the constitution that developed it. I will not defend the right of a free loader and I will not defend what ever it is Obama is trying to form. If that makes me a little nutty then I accept the label

    Love ya,

    Ron

    PS. I guess I should not do my own thinking and I apologize for the error of my ways in assuming EOWYN belonged to the masculine gender. My deepest apologies. Will you ever forgive me for such an egregious error?

    • Ron,

      The word “nutty” was used, with affection, in reference to your perverse sense of humor.

      No apology is needed on confusing my gender. It just shows you’re definitely not a fan of the great JRR Tolkien. ;)

  7. Wow!!!! A warrior Princess–Here all the time I thought EOWYN was an acronym for something. Boy. I should feel embarrassed—NOT.

    Lov ya all

    Ron

  8. *I Would* I sell my paintings and quite often they’re flowers.

  9. I just found your blog yesterday. Totally kick-ass! I got the link from something I was reading on Drudge Report (article re military coup). I think you guys are my newest heroes! Thank you for standing up for the America that I love.

  10. J. Speer-Williams

    How may I send you some of my articles

  11. Grandfatherjwv

    Hello, just found your site. I’ll read a couple days to get the hang it. My topics of interest are the pros & cons wheather the Israeli government is a true friend and ally of this country and the good & bad of the Restore America Plan.

    • Hi, grand,

      You are most welcome here, although you’ll probably be disappointed as Fellowship of the Minds has little on the two subjects you’re interested in.

      I don’t believe there’s ANY country that’s “a true friend and ally” of America. I believe it was Thomas Jefferson who said once that sentiments have no place in international politics, which is all about national INTERESTS, not feelings. If a country’s interests coincide with ours, then it’s our “friend” — at least for as long as our national interests coincide.

      To find a “true friend and ally,” our chances are better with dogs or, in my case, Persian cats!

      Cheers,

      Eowyn

  12. Grandfatherjwv

    Hello, again, Eowyn especially, I just left another popular conserverative blog for good.

    My position is the truth is more important “than a side”. Friends have truthful information about them that exposes both good and evil. Enemies have truthful information about them that exposes both good and evil. Staying with the truth as much as possible will allow things to be better sorted out. There is no point of hanging around a site that will enforce a bias.

  13. Hi Grand,

    Most of the regulars on the blog are quite biased but they listen to other ideas. I am a constitutional nut-case so I am very biased against government regardless of their party affiliation. I will admit, I am particularly biased against Obama and his Obamanuts. So, if you defend him or his ideals you will probably get an argument from me.

    By the way has anyone seen the latest from Our idiot Rosie O…She wants Osama Obama to take over B.P. and seize all their assets. What happened to free enterprise in this country? We don’t seize the assets of a company for something like this–The government doesn’t even have a clue how all this happened. There is considerable speculation that B.P is just as much a victim as the American people.

  14. Grandfatherjwv

    Thanks, Ron. I am the Tea Party Type, I’ve had it with both parties. Guess I’m a “birther” and a “truther” too. I think we’ll ‘git’ along.

  15. Grandfatherjwv

    Thanks, Steve, I don’t think I will be considered a troublemaker. I’ll watch a little at your program before post very much.

    It seems we need to feed info by e-mail to Eowyn. You ‘all’ then present a topic article. This being a way to keep everybody on topic.

    Other blogs sometimes don’t enforce their off topic rules. Those not playing by the rules can place their posts in more read postions.

    Are off topic posts OK?

    Thanks again, Grandfatherjwv

    • Grand,

      I think you are confusing “posts” with “comments.”

      Fellowship of the Minds has an OPEN policy with readers’ COMMENTS, which means anyone can write a comment without going through the blog administrators (Eowyn & Steve) first. HOWEVER, we do exercise post-publication censorship of comments if they are blasphemous, obscene, and just plain deeply offensive. We can also ban someone who is offensive from posting comments in the future. Off-topic comments are perfect for an Open Thread, which we have typically on weekends.

      “POSTS” refers to the actual articles that appear on the Front Page, such as the most recent one: “A Big Thank You to Our Readers….” Fellowship neither solicits nor accepts uninvited articles.

      As for this blog’s e-mail address: eorivendell@gmail.com. The purpose includes:

      1. To send news tips to me, and we have many wonderful faithful regular readers who do that, for whom I am eternally grateful.
      2. To send me a private communication that you do not want as a public comment on the Fellowship.

      Hope this helps!

      ~Eowyn
      Founder & chief writer of Fellowship of the Minds

  16. J. Speer-Williams

    How may I send you some of my articles?

    • Who are you? Fellowship of the Minds neither solicits nor accepts uninvited articles. As we get to know you, however, and you’ve become a Fellow of this community, then we’d consider your articles.

      Hope this helps!

      ~Eowyn
      Founder & chief writer of FOTM

  17. Speaking from here in france, its nice to know of good americans who care for their nation; times are bad and we all hope that good will succeed. I wish you well and pray that your liberation from tyranny is rapid.

    • Thank you, nigly! Your good wishes are much appreciated. It is heartening to know that you in France share our concerns and convictions. Americans should never forget that France was our friend in a time of great peril and need — the first American Revolution for Independence!

      May God bless you and may your patron saint, the great courageous Joan of Arc watch over and protect France!

  18. Hi Steve,
    Came across your excellent site while doing my 5 year Hurricane Katrina Update. We evacuated (incl 3 yr old and 15 yr old dog.) We lost everything. Seeing first hand how the media and the govt loves victims, we didn’t need to be part of this group. We lived on the road for a year, and survived. As a motion picture Director of Photography, I am used to thinking independently and innovating. Historical sidenote: I lived and worked in LA during the riots of the early 90′s. It was especially interesting to observe who was ‘prepared’ and who was not.

  19. Can someone help post this petition, PLEASE?
    Petition for Recommitment to the Declaration of Independence, please pass on.
    We the undersigned have understood the true meaning of the below document. Again we find ourselves suffering at the hands of TYRANTS. This petition is to recommit ourselves to the founding values, primary of all that LIBERTIES come from our CREATOR and not men. That being so, they only govern with the consent of THE PEOPLE. We are declaring independence from tyrants, the elite and those that wish harm to our REPUBLIC. Even coming out of silence the tyrants continue to plot our demise. WE THE PEOPLE declare to be free men and women and we will be lied no more. There is One that has all power, may you trust Him now.
    GOD BLESS THE USA

    http://www.petitions24.com/recommitment

    Common Sense Patriot

    To Defend the Truth
    We, the citizens of the United States of America, commit to support each of its agenda items and advocate on behalf of individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom. We as patriots have many things we can do to return our country to the values that made or country great. You as an individual can sign and share this with friends. As a point of issue this should be referred to your local politicians for review. We have had a great impact as patriots in the last year with grass roots movements and at some point we will have candidates that are not of our Conservative values. This could be used as a tool for holding candidates and politicians presently in office to adhere to higher standards expected by Americans. I suggest you send this to all and expect a response and act accordingly.

  20. You have a great website. Keep up the very good work in exposing the Obama fraud.

    Bruce

  21. It is really amazing, what you have written. Congratulations.

  22. I was disappointed to read that you were placing false reviews on the Amazon.com web site. Not something I would have expected from a professional like yourself. Especially after perusing your web site and reading what you “say” you stand for.

    • Dear Laura,

      I am disappointed that you are stooping to calumny and a lie so absurd, it’s laughable.

      “False reviews”?? “on Amazon.com”?? How does one even do a “FALSE review” on amazon?

      What are you smoking, Laura? We should sue you for defamation of character!

  23. I admire the dedication you folks put into this great blog. Thank you for helping to support our mutual cause to save America. God Bless you all.

  24. Cherie Johann

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with valuable info to work on. You have done a formidable job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

  25. You follow the traditions and principles of our founding fathers? The majority were “Masons” and were carrying out the edicts of mama England; case in the point “the new Atlantis as visioned by Sir Frances Bacon. Do your history homework people. We are still a colony of Endland under amdiratlity laws! Those laws also prevail in spirit just as well in the written documents themselves; ever wonder about the fascination with all things British in this country?

  26. I really liked the article, and the very cool blog

  27. I just wanted to drop in and say I am glad to have found this site. I’m excited to satisfy my appetite for some of Joan’s recipes and conservative political commentary! Salud!

  28. Hello, I have bee receiving Fellowship emails for a long time but all of a sudden all I get is a blank page. I get the email but there is no content. It is not my computer because I have two of them and neither show any content. Its just a title page.Is anyone else having this problem?

    • Yes, dave, others also have the same problem, but there are those who don’t. We on FOTM do not manage e-mail subscription to the blog. WordPress does it. So it’s out of our control/power. :)

      Other WP-hosted blogs also are experiencing the same problem. Let’s hope WordPress fixes the problem soon.

      Hang in there! :)

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  30. I have been sending emails to wordpress.com for six days in a row with no respons from them concerning getting FOTM with nothing but a blank page on both of my computers. I would just as soon opt out of the automatic emails and perhaps return at a later date. I’m tired of opening nothing. How do I cancel FOTM altogether? Thanks…..Dave

    • dave,

      FOTM does not administer or control e-mail subscriptions. We can’t unsubscribe trolls even if we wanted to!
      The e-mail you receive must have, at the bottom, a link to unsubscribe.
      Good luck! :)

  31. No, there is no unsubscribe at the bottom, just a grayy page. that is the problem. all I get is 10 or 15 emails blank emails a day from FOTM . I am going to to change my email address I have had for 10 years

  32. While I can appreciate the points in About | Fellowship of the Minds, I am tired and sick of hearing about the “economic recovery”. The US government borrowed and spent $6.1T over the past 4 years to obtain a cumulative $700 billion rise in the nation’s Gross domestic product. That means we’ve borrowed and spent $8.70 for every $1 of nominal “economic growth” in Gross domestic product. In constant $, GDP is flat, we got no “economic growth” at all for our $6.1 trillion. In constant US dollars, the gross domestic product in 2011 might get back to the 2007 level, if the US economy continues “growing” at the same rate reached in the first three months of 2011. If not, then the Gross Domestic Product will in reality be lower than before recession levels. There is no recovery, the numbers prove it.

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  34. For the sake of all humanity I hope Iran and Isreal do not go to war.

  35. I would like to know what happened to the Democratic Party how long ago did they sell out? We can feel betrayed by Obama, but the party is supporting him and his appointees – why? The leaders of the Right and the Left have both been taking turns playing Good Cop Bad Cop and this “game” is ruining our country, the country 99% of us live in.

  36. Good job, interesting site. Thanks for your work! It’s great that all of you have teamed up.

  37. Terry,

    Does this mean you are recovered from your kidney stone surgery?

    ~Love, Eowyn

  38. Steve, I would love to live in your wonderful country, but have a look at the comments on http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/california-teachers-union-indoctrinate-school-children-on-gender-neutrality/
    before you make such a proposal.

  39. Do you really think kids can be pushed into being gay in primary school? They grow up gay despite a great deal of hostility, which used to be a great deal worse. Do you think that heterosexuality is more fragile than homosexuality, so that even the hint of the possibility of being gay will turn children?

  40. See my post of Dec. 19, 2011: “Gay activist: we really are out to indoctrinate your children”
    http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/activist-admits-gays-really-do-mean-to-indoctrinate-our-children/

  41. Even though I do not fit in your conservative mold, I find a ton of value in your opinions. I have added you to my blog roll. Have a great weekend.

    • Thanks, Nelson. I don’t know why you keep insisting you “do not fit in”. Just because you’re a Free Mason doesn’t mean you’re not a political conservative or a patriot! :D

  42. The American Political landscape has deteriorated over the past few elections due to media bias. We need to stand up in arms and take back our nation from Big Pharma, Big Tobbacco, Big Insurance and really just big corporations. It is time for our elections to stop being bought out.

  43. while reading through this site i noticed you have a specific area designated for islam yet you clearly state that any “bigoted references to jews will be replaced” all the while jews follow the talmud which is far more racist and bigoted than ANY other religious text. all one must do in refence to the jews is ask why have they been ‘persecuted’ by every country they inhabit all throughout history? could it be their failure to fully assimilate into their host countries, or their subversive hidden tactics or any number of possibilities? i just found it odd that you so clearly point out the negativities of islam yet it seems that judaism/jews get a free pass and are defended even though certain realities exist as they have for thousands of years. as conservatives/libertarians shouldn’t you/WE seek the truth no matter how ugly or offensive it may be?

    • Because periodically we get a swarm of comments from Jew-haters, directed to FOTM because of a link from Rense.com, who blame EVERYTHING in the world on Jews — which is, of course, the signature of anti-Semitism.

      In contrast, our posts on Islam are about specific things that Muslims do, and specific sayings in the Koran which are problematic, for which we can cite evidence and sources. We don’t attribute EVERYTHING wrong in the world and EVERYTHING wrong in history to Islam or Muslims.

      Got that, Jew-hater “goyim”? (goyim: “a disparaging term for one who is not a Jew“)

    • I just find it odd that you stop by our blog and try to tell us what we should be posting.

      I would expect nothing less from a person that uses that name.

  44. you people and your site is nothing more than a bunch of spineless pussy bullshit! you pussies claim to be conservatives yet act in the same fashion as communists. fake christians and fake conservatives like you people should be killed even before the far left liberals are exterminated!

    • To the demented person who fancies himself a viking (LOL):

      It is a federal crime, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, to transmit any communication containing a threat to injure the person of another, via the Internet and e-mail (as well as the telephone, beepers, and other means of communication). Should any reader of this blog threaten harm to our writers, we will report you and your IP address to the police.

      The following information on commenter “viking” has been turned over to law enforcement:

      IP address: 95.154.230.253
      E-mail address: eternal_viking@truth.org

      If you doubt that LE will come after you, read this:
      http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/obamabot-pleads-guilty-to-arpaio-death-threats/

    • Hey troll, I just got back from the gun store where I stocked up on ammo. Saw a sign that I figure I better pass on to you since you threatened to kill us:

      Due to the price increase in ammo do not expect a warning shot.

    • Dude…. take a CHILL PILL! Life is waaay too short to be so angry. :)

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    • Huh?

      Don’t you feel bad that the computer device you use was made by “brutal corporate slavery”-type folks? Such an evil corporate control agenda firms have to improve the technology in our lives while making a buck. Oh the horror!

    • What a load of horse manure gibberish: “Earth’s life-forms.” “healthy self-empowered intentions” “practical catalyst-of-change” “Census of Ego-Intent” “Nature’s universal language”

      Do you even understand what you just wrote?

  47. I think I like your blog, at least so far for the most part. Seems kind of Catholicy, and while there is a lot I don’t care for about the RCC, as long as you are pro-God, pro-America, pro-life and pro-family I can let the rest slide.

    • Gosh, aren’t you a loving tolerant fellow Christian!

      Funny how I’ve owned this blog for more than 2 1/2 years now, but I’ve NEVER EVER said anything negative about my non-Catholic brothers and sisters in Christ, who are most of my fellow writers whom I — a Catholic — had invited to write for FOTM. One of whom — a non-Catholic “non-denominational” evangelical — even wrote Bible study posts for 10 months! I guess Christian fellowship, for you, is only a one-way street.

  48. Ditto Dr. Eowyn! David, first of all, there is no such word as “Catholicy”. I am a proud Catholic and participant in FOTM. Just for your information, the word, “Catholic,” means “universal.” St. Ignatius of Antioch in the first century used this term to describe the “unity” that all Christians should have in Jesus. He was a “Catholic” bishop who was martyred in the Roman Colosseum, torn apart and eaten by wild beasts.

  49. Unfortunately there are people who post on you blog who do not respect others views which goes against you rules. You warn against trolls yet there are several who troll your blog who are bigots, quite aggresive and verbally attack all whom they don’t agree with. This certainly doesn’t encourage constructive and/civil debates. I find this to be quite a deterent and, although I found your articles quite interesting, I will be unsubscribing and will not visit your page again.

  50. I’m not going to threaten you. But I will give a map to your home with the names of your children to 99 of those most likely to be released pedophiles nearest to your home. Report my IP address to your local police all you like.(85.13.223.73). It’s in London. Let’s see how far you get with that.

  51. Presumptuous aren’t you? And a foul mouth too. Bet your mom is proud of your debating skills…

  52. Oh, we have guns buddy. As former SAS, you will not have a chance to even reach for it mate. My mates in the US are getting my data so I can make good on the maps.

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  54. Anon identified the acid :)

  55. Looking forward to following your blog… happy new year and may God bless and protect each of you and yours in His Will!

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  58. Dr E, could you send me the link to your post about wordpress censorship? It is getting really tiresome. Thanks.

  59. I don’t know where else to leave this and i’m not sure it’s true….but

    Hobby Lobby Founder-May Close ALL Stores David Sloan “The wisdom that comes from above is, first, pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity.” – James 3:17

    By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

    ” When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames.. Our first retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God’s word.

    From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.

    We’re Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I’ve always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God’s laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that’s what we’ve tried to do. We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of theweek’s biggest shopping days, so that our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest.

    We believe that it is by God’s grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We’ve not only added jobs in a weak economy, we’ve raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage.

    But now, our government threatens to change all of that.

    A new government healthcare mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don’tpay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don’t cover emergencycontraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs.

    It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one.

    If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million PER DAY in government fines. Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy.

    Our government threatens to fine a company that’s raised wages four years running. Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs.It’s not right. I know people will say we ought to follow the rules; that it’s the same for everybody. But that’s not true.

    The government has exempted thousands of companies from this mandate, for reasons of convenience or cost. But it won’t exempt them for reasons of religious belief.

    So, Hobby Lobby and my family are forced to make a choice. With great reluctance, we filed a lawsuit today, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asking a federal court to stop this mandate before it hurts our business. We don’t like to go running into court,

    but we no longer have a choice. We believe people are more important than the bottom line and that honoring God is more important than turning a profit.

    My family has lived the American dream. We want to continue growing our company and providing great jobs for thousands of employees, but the government is going to make that much more difficult.

    The government is forcing us to choose between following our faith and following the law. I say that’s a choice no American and no American business should have to make.

    The government cannot force you to follow laws that go against your fundamental religious belief. They have exempted thousands of companies but will not except Christian organizations including the Catholic church.

    Since you will not see this in the liberal media, please pass this on to all your contacts.” Sincerely,

  60. Dr. Eowyn, I just buzzed onto your site and I applaud what is affirmed here. I’ve read enough of your Blog to know you are a true patriot, sir. I hope you don’t mind…I added your site to my Blog as your faith in God and country mirrors my own. God bless you for your efforts, and may God continue to Bless The United States Of America…

  61. I want to apologize to you. You may not accept it, but I have to apologize; I had no right judging your site. I’m sorry. I am a good person, and even if I disagree with someone, it gives me not right to say awful things to them. I don’t want to post here, because I don’t belong here, so you don’t have to worry about me. I do wish you and yours well.

  62. May Jesus The Lord bless your staff and project. I live north of the border. Canada needs to wake up!

  63. Just found your site. Am military retired & member of the local Legion. Read a few of the comments and the intro to the FOTM. Right up my alley. Will pass along site address for others with similar interest. Thanks for all your efforts in helping/saving America and its principles.

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