Yesterday one of my all-time heroes Phyllis Schlafly, left us, and is now in heaven. She has been a great inspiration to me almost all my adult life.
Many years ago I used to listen to her radio broadcasts, and just learned today that she has been speaking regularly on the radio ever since 1983 – and was still broadcasting up until she died.
In 1972 the “Equal Rights Amendment” (ERA) was passed in both houses of Congress, and was then sent to the states for ratification. The deadline for ratification was March 22, 1979. Phyllis mobilized conservative women and men across the country, showing them how the ERA would actually hurt housewives and families. I attended a debate at Denver University during that time. She was extraordinary in the debate, as she made her case against “the Equal Rights Amendment.” Thanks to her brilliant unceasing efforts, combined with the efforts of others standing up across the country, that destructive amendment was stopped. Typically, the Left didn’t quit — and they have continued their destructive agenda.
After reading the email at the end of this blog, and listening to “A Personal Message from Phyllis Schlafly”, I contacted Ryan Hite at Eagle Forum. You can contact him about how you can properly reference or use Phyllis’ and Eagle Forum’s information. You can contact him at : 314 721-1213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There I found and linked to the message she gave on her 92nd birthday just a few weeks ago. I have also linked below a video and an audio presentation of “The Lost Interview.”
The lost interview is typical Schlafly – with supporting evidence, logical consequences explained, and encouragement. She has always been on the cutting edge of understanding attempts made by the Left to destroy our country — and she has always provided tools for us to stand up in order to keep our republic: personal liberty and freedom.
God bless Phyllis and her family – and God bless America.
Published on Aug 16, 2016
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From: Eagle Forum <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, September 5, 2016 5:36 PM To: Subject: A Great Loss
September 5, 2016
Dear Friend of Phyllis,
This afternoon, the great Phyllis Schlafly passed away with her family at her side.
She loved her family and her work and all of us. And she loved America. We will miss her but she gave us a lot of work to do. She was proud of us – and loved you.
I hope you will join me in prayer to the Lord in thanksgiving for her life. And please join me in prayer for her family.
Phyllis is with her Lord now and with her beloved husband Fred. Rest in peace, dear Phyllis.
Arrangements for her funeral are pending. Her family will be in touch to let us know soon. We will let you know then.
Please see the statement below my signature that will go out to the press in a few minutes. I thought you would like to see it first.
Thanks for all you did for Phyllis and for all of us. Keep up your good work.
All the best.
Statement on the Death of Phyllis Schlafly
Today, Phyllis Schlafly passed away in the presence of her family at her home in St. Louis, Missouri.
An iconic American leader whose love for America was surpassed only by her love of God and her family, Phyllis Schlafly, an indomitable pro-family grassroots advocate and organizer, was 92 years old. Mrs. Schlafly was preceded in death by her beloved husband Fred and is survived by six children along with 16 grand and 3 great grandchildren.
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. She authored 27 books and thousands of articles. She spoke tens of thousands of times across the United States.
Her joy in life was evident to all through her smile and wit. Funeral arrangements are pending.