Every day, year after year, Phyllis Schlafly leads her Eagle Forum and, by extension, "the conservative movement." Trusted for her judgment and instincts, Phyllis is a go-to leader for conservatives in and out of public life. Already this year, she is playing a key role in the 2016 presidential election with her updated book A Choice Not An Echo which describes how the fight is yet again between the "kingmakers" and the conservative grassroots.
Phyllis Schlafly: Still seeking the conservative choice, not an echo
Phyllis Schlafly: Still seeking the conservative choice, not an echo is an Advertising Supplement featuring news and commentary from Ben Carson, David Keene, Timothy Head, Ed Martin, Deborah Simmons and Ralph Z. Hallow.
By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times
"I've had a fun life." So says Phyllis Schlafly, the prolific writer, speaker and conservative thinker who, at age 90, is still fighting to comfort the afflicted conservative while afflicting the comfortable. Especially the kingmakers. Published February 23, 2015
Recently, I was temporarily placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center's watch list for extremism simply because I vocally support traditional marriage. I remember thinking: When did advocating for lifelong love between one man and one woman become a hate crime? Fortunately, the group saw the folly of its ways and apologized, removing me from the list.
What can one say about my good friend Phyllis Schlafly. I have known her for more than 30 years and have marveled at her courage and commitment to issues in which she believes.
Phyllis Schlafly went into the belly of the beast, the University of California Berkeley, six years ago this month to give a lecture on the failures of the modern-day feminist movement.
As conservatives gather this week to celebrate Phyllis Schlafly, we should take a moment to reflect on the impact this truly remarkable woman has had and is continuing to have on the country, the Republican Party and the conservative movement.
Phyllis Schlafly has long argued that the American conservative movement’s purpose is to influence, not echo, the Republican Party.
Over her storied career, Phyllis Schlafly has written a total of 26 books with far-reaching impact, from making the case for Barry Goldwater's 1964 campaign to counterpunching feminist efforts to attack stay-at-home mothers. Here they are:
If there's a list of American women whose cornerstones are faith, family and freedom, the name Phyllis McAlpin Stewart Schlafly is on it.
The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present. So says American historian David Thelen. If that is true, let us be in the business of recovery and introduction.
My first awareness of Phyllis Schlafly was more than 40 years ago, when I was an undergraduate student at the University of Oklahoma. I was cutting my political teeth and was appointed as a student member of a campus-wide committee to study salary inequities between male and female faculty members. That assignment lead to my involvement (apologies for being a wayward youth...) in the effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Oklahoma.