Sadly, a warrior for conservative values has passed on to her reward. Phyllis Schlafly fought for women and family values before most of the country knew we were losing them. Or aware we were in a cultural battle. Almost single-handedly Schlafly defeated the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Phyllis Schlafly defended the “real rights of women.” This is a gift today’s millennial woman enjoy, but most don’t know who to thank. Then, as now, Phyllis Schlafly supported true conservatism and family values. Her last battle was her endorsement of Donald Trump.
Her last book hits the market today. Nevertheless, Phyllis Schlafly’s voice will resonate through the pages and possibly be her last, and greatest impact on the political world.
Nevertheless, Phyllis Schlafly’s voice will resonate through the pages and possibly be her last, and greatest impact on the political world. Schlafly said last March in her endorsement of Donald Trump,
“We have been stuck with the losers chosen by the Republican establishment for so long, and it’s time for a change. Now we have a guy who is going to lead us to victory!”
Phyllis Schlafly’s last stand for conservatism is in her new book The Conservative Case for Trump.
“Donald Trump is the most controversial Republican presidential candidate since Barry Goldwater, and could be the most conservative and successful since Ronald Reagan. Phyllis Schlafly makes an irrefutable case that needs to be shared with every wavering voter. Nothing less than the future of our country is at stake. If you buy only one political book this year, it has to be The Conservative Case for Trump.”
In the early days of the campaign, the First Lady of Conservatism told Breitbart News that Donald Trump,
“[I]s the only hope to defeat the Kingmakers,” and detailed why she believes Trump alone will return the government to the people. She warned that if immigration is not stopped: “we’re not going to be America anymore.”
Schlafly took an extraordinary amount of pressure from the powerful feminists of the time. She endured a pie smashed into her face, and was drenched in pig’s blood. Feminist Betty Friedan reportedly told Schlafly, “I’d like to burn you at the stake.”
She also sent a quake through her own organization with her endorsement of Trump. But controversy has never swayed her from the battle.
Phyllis believed that the passage of the ERA would wax our protective laws for woman unconstitutional. Laws that protected women from sexual assault, alimony and the tendency for a mother to receive custody of her children would be swept into history. Drafting women into the military (which was in force at the time) would automatically become the law of the land.
Schlafly defeating the ERA with her persuasion of religious voters and her rallying cry that created the grassroots conservative movement. Let’s hope her legacy continues, and the movement she started heed’s her last battle cry,
“This year, we have the candidate who really will give us a choice, not an echo.”
Phyllis Schlafly 1924-2016