Bill Hennessy wrote this very moving post reflecting on the passing of conservative icon, Phyllis Schlafly.
If you asked me to define Phyllis Schlafly, my answer would be: “She wanted to destroy the king makers.”
Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative icon who roared to national prominence with her 1964 classic, A Choice, Not an Echo, passed away today, September 5, 2016. She was 92.
Eagle Forum, the pro-family, pro-American organization Phyllis launched in 1974, said 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.
As you listen to the cruel, mean attacks on Phyllis from left and, most disturbingly, from the NeverTrump right, you will realize that only a woman of rare and remarkable strength could frighten and anger so many divergent people.
You, like me, probably take great pride in sharing the same hometown as a conservative icon like Phyllis Schafly. Like Jack Buck, Phyllis helped fix St. Louis in American minds.
Read his whole post at: http://hennessysview.com/2016/09/05/phyllis-schlafly-rip/