She is known as a “Conservative Icon”. This photo was taken when Phyllis Schlafly did a fund raiser for one of my campaigns. We had a memorable night with Martin Duggan and Bill Federer and many were inspired.
Phyllis Schlafly became famous over her efforts to reform the Republican Party with her first book, A Choice, Not an Echo.
Today, the GOP “Kingmakers” are still working against the success of many grassroots candidates. We have won a few small battles, yet it appears we are losing the war. Back in 1964 when the book was written, TSA had not been invented and we Americans would never tolerate strangers groping us if we want to get on an airplane. Social Security was a retirement program for those who paid into it. People expected privacy with their medical records and e-mail communications. The Democrats of 40 years ago were acting like the Republicans of today. “The American Spirit” was stronger and more unified. We had more publicly held common morality.