Phyliss Schlafly: Woman of Courage
By Susan Steffen-Kraft
The feminists were angry which included the ever charming Betty Friedan! She said she would like to burn "Phyllis Schlafly at the stake". Whew! She and the rest of the feminist movement had 3 presidents behind them; Nixon, Ford and Carter. This is obviously two Republicans and one Democrat.
In 1972 the Feminist movement were going after their goal; to ratify the ERA! Feminists were radical with a goal of pushing the idea the it was alright to be single and divorced thus creating large amounts of fatherless children.
Phyllis herself was called out for having a career while urging mothers to stay home. She clarified that by explaining that she had had different things at different times in her life. That while she believed that woman can do anything they want and she herself obviously set an example of what she stood for. For 25 years she had no income, separate income and raising her 6 children.
As she so aptly explained, the feminist movement does not laud or appreciate woman who are successful. They only point out how women are unfairly treated in our society and how they need and should get taxpayer money, and how they need legalization and the government to make it in today's world.
An intelligent lady who never backed down from a battle she absolutely believed that the movement pushed the idea that self fulfillment was very important. In fact so important that other values were to be pushed aside. "This as she put was "not compatible with a happy marriage, a successful marriage, and with motherhood". One of her quotes was that "Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to restructure human nature."
She is also a book writer with one of her most famous books entitled "A Choice not an Echo!" This book exposed the kingmakers for the presidential choices that turned out to be disastrous for this nation.
Who were some of those Kingmakers. Nelson Rockefeller, Henry Cabot Lodge, Arthur Dean, Paul Hoffman to name a few. They are motivated because they hold an interest in the welfare state, deficit spending and last but not least, foreign give away programs which became American Last policy.
They manipulated both parties and those disastrous choices because resulted in foreign policy that appeased the communist governments. She is the author or editor of 20 books. She has run the pro-family Eagle Forum which is a national volunteer organization. In its 46th year now is her Phyllis Schlafly Report. She has radio commentaries on more then 600 stations. Besides also hosting a radio talk show called "Eagle Forum Live". This is on 90 stations and is heard weekly!
What a busy lady who is now 84. She is the Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove!
And by the way she was voted in the top 100 as one of the most influential women of this century by the Ladies Home Journal!
I did some research and got information from various articles including Time, Phyllis Schlafly Bio., Wikipedia, Phyllis Schlafly and the Kingmakers, and a few other sources.
Thank-You Phyllis for your work and dedication to this country!