The Death of Phyllis Schlafly

“Phyllis’s unique “Homemaker of the Year” award, scorned by feminists when it began, is now being copied by mainstream civic groups.” Andy Schlafly

“Nearly every meaningful social debate today is centered around a position that Phyllis Schlafly originally led on, from pro-life, to teaching your children at home, to the immigration and trade positions that became the centerpiece of Donald Trump’s campaign.” Ibid

Editor’s Note: Mrs. Schlafly was very kind to Dr. Fred Schwarz, founder of the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, Summit Ministries, and your editor. She was the “Joan of Arc” of our modern era. Indeed, the only human on earth who could have stopped the ERA movement. She will be missed!

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Schlafly Son Remembers ‘Sweetheart of The Silent Majority’

Julia Hahn; Breitbart.com; September 5, 2016

Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, 92, passed away on Monday just after 3:00 p.m. at her home in Ladue, Missouri surrounded by family. The”godmother the conservative movement” and “sweetheart of the silent majority,” Schlafly was instrumental in launching and shaping the modern day conservative movement. Schlafly was active in politics for more than one quarter of all American history and has been at the center of nearly every political battle since 1945. She is survived by her six children, sixteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Below is tribute written by her son Andy Schlafly.

Once a century, history produces someone who changes an entire field forever, as Shakespeare did. With her unique blend of originality, hard work, humor, toughness, and perseverance, Phyllis Schlafly had an immense impact on politics that could last forever.

Nearly every meaningful social debate today is centered around a position that Phyllis Schlafly originally led on, from pro-life, to teaching your children at home, to the immigration and trade positions that became the centerpiece of Donald Trump’s campaign.

Phyllis carved a place for the conservative movement in the Republican Party with her bestselling work, A Choice Not an Echo (1964), and then established the permanency of the movement with STOP ERA beginning in the summer of 1972.

Phyllis has been the architect, the bricklayer, and the interior designer of the conservative movement. It does not exist where she has not worked to build it, as in Europe. There have been others, of course, but none as effective, none as inspirational, and none so consistently right on controversial issues. It is difficult to find a conservative who has disagreed with her on a major issue and still remained viable. That is not because she ever held a grudge (she didn’t), but because she has been right virtually every time, often years ahead of everyone else.

Phyllis did the impossible in stopping ERA in the 1970s, when only 32 out of the 635 in all of Congress had voted against it and the media and both parties promoted it enormously. She was the first to recognize the importance of social issues in politics, and she gave conservative values a powerful voice when no one else thought it possible. She single-handedly made “stay at home mom” an acceptable lifestyle for educated women, after feminists had demonized it in the late 60s and 70s. Phyllis’s unique “Homemaker of the Year” award, scorned by feminists when it began, is now being copied by mainstream civic groups.

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2 thoughts on “The Death of Phyllis Schlafly

  1. Phyllis personified the importance of courage as the greatest characteristic. One person with truth is an army, and she was an army of one that changed the course of history and altered the destiny of mankind. George Orwell said, “The more the nation rejects the truth, the more they hate those who speak it.” The radical left has demonstrated that with her passing. The Good Lord has a special place for Phyllis Schlafly for her courage, wisdom and foresight at a pivotal time in America’s history. I’m proud to have gotten to know her personally and have read all her books. Her legacy lives on. Every American should read her book, “The Conservative Case for Trump.” The book ironically was released the day she died.

  2. Phyllis has been a role model for me as a woman, starting in the 1970’s with her embrace of being feminine without being feminist. Her courage, wisdom, and unwavering leadership has inspired me and legions of other women to stand up to evil and expose untruth. She has been a beacon of light in our evolving culture of darkness. She exemplifies what it looks like to stand for truth, regardless of the backlash, the personal attacks, and the elitist snubs. We will miss her influence in the world, but she has no doubt trained and inspired many others to carry on her legacy. Rest in peace dear Phyllis.

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