Remembering Phyllis Schlafly

The legendary conservative activist, Phyllis Schlafly, lawyer and author of over 27 books, has passed away.

She passed away in the presence of her family at her home in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 92.

Schlalfly was the president and founder of the Eagle Forum in 1972 — a pro-family conservative group focusing on social issues — and it consists of 80,000 members.

In light of her death, vice president of the Eagle Eunie Smith told the Associated Press in a statement:

“Phyllis Schlafly spent an astounding 70 years in public service of her fellow Americans.  Her focus from her earliest days until her final ones was protecting the family, which she understood as the building block of life.

 

She recognized America as the greatest political embodiment of those values. From military superiority and defense to immigration and trade; from unborn life to the nuclear family and parenthood, Phyllis Schlafly was a courageous and articulate voice for common sense and traditional values.

 

America has lost a great stateswoman, and we at Eagle Forum and among the conservative movement have lost a beloved friend and mentor, who taught and inspired so many to fight the good fight in defense of American values.  I have personally lost a dear friend of over 40 years.”

Schlafly received her Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in 1944, her Masters from Radcliffe College in 1945, and proceeded back to Washington University in 1978 to acquire her J.D.

At the 1960 Republican National Convention, Schlafly helped lead a revolt against Nixon’s stance against segregation and discrimination.

She acquired national attention when Schlafly sold millions of copies of her self-published book A Choice Not an Echo, which were distributed in support of Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964.

The Eagle Forum posted on their website about her legacy:

“An indomitable pro-family grassroots advocate and organizer.  Phyllis Schlafly spent an astounding 70 years in public service of her fellow Americans.

 

Her focus from her earliest days until her final ones was protecting the family, which she understood as the building block of life.

 

She recognized America as the greatest political embodiment of those values. From military superiority and defense to immigration and trade; from unborn life to the nuclear family and parenthood, Phyllis Schlafly was a courageous and articulate voice for common sense and traditional values.”

Schlafly’s longtime friend, Joseph Farah, founder of WND.com said of her passing:

“As a friend of Phyllis’ for about 30 years, this news is shocking.  I understand age was catching up with her, but Phyllis was vital and alert right up to the last – churning out brilliant, incisive commentary and always available for wise counsel.

 

It was my privilege to publish her most recent book, ‘Who Killed the American Family?’ and others.  Phyllis was well-grounded in her faith and there is no question in my mind she is with her Lord right now.

 

That’s the only consolation in this news. It’s her family’s loss, her friends’ loss and the kingdom of heaven’s gain.”

Schlafly focused opposition on the Equal Rights Amendment during the 1970’s, arguing that the ERA would take away gender specific privileges currently enjoyed by women, and was opposed to such notions that only men should do fighting during wartime.

At 92, Schlafly had a new book out, The Conservative Case for Trump, co-authored by Ed Martin of Eagle Forum and Brett Decker.  They argued that Trump is an authentic conservative around whom every conservative should rally behind.

A publisher of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat said about Schlafly:

“Phyllis Schlafly stands for everything that has made America great and for those things which will keep it that way.”

  • DLH

    What a shameful testimony to the memory of Mrs. Schlafly.
    I find it hard to believe that when I came to the option to comment on the article there weren’t HUNDREDS of comments already posted.
    It is very SADDENING that folks are to busy with politics and their personal lives to pay homage and tribute to a great WOMAN who KNEW what a WOMANS’ place in this world was.
    I enjoyed her eloquence many times in my earlier years, now in my twilight years it is hard for me to accept that she is no longer with us; I wonder if their can be any other woman that will be able to fill her shoes.

    THANK YOU MRS. SCHLAFLY; I know you heard your creator say: ‘JOB WELL DONE’

  • Jake319

    She was a bigot and a santamonious elite. She wanted all black asians and Latinos banned from playing baseball in American major leagues. Because the game was invented by white men. Her only contribution to our culture was her blind elitism