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Phyllis Schlafly at Steve King's Conservative Policies conference in Des Moines, Iowa. (2011). by: Gage Skidmore Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Phyllis Schlafly at Steve King’s Conservative Policies conference in Des Moines, Iowa. (2011). Photo by: Gage Skidmore, Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Conservative leader, heroine Phyllis Schlafly, passed away Monday afternoon at the age of 92.

Having gained national prominence in 1964 with her self-published book, “A Choice Not an Echo[i],” Schlafly, an American icon, firebrand and staunch pro-family/pro-life advocate stood her ground taking on Liberalism and establishment leaders of both parties until the end.

A champion in her own right, Schlafly, single-handedly took on the feminist movement during its heyday and worked hard defeating the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s in spite of attacks from both parties.

The founder of Eagle Forum whose primary focus is the American family and Conservative values published more than 27 books and thousands of articles.  Her final book entitled,The Conservative Case for Trump launches today.

Although her death is this morning being celebrated by vile Progressives, the loss of Phyllis Schlafly has created a void among Conservatives that will never be filled.

The following statement is posted on the front page of Schlafly’s own Eagle Forum:

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…

Donald Trump who Schlafly endorsed angering the establishment and prompting an attempted coup by board members of the Eagle Forum posted the following statement to his Facebook page:

Phyllis Schlafly is a conservative icon who led millions to action, reshaped the conservative movement, and fearlessly battled globalism and the ‘kingmakers’ on behalf of America’s workers and families. I was honored to spend time with her during this campaign as she waged one more great battle for national sovereignty.

I was able to speak with her by phone only a few weeks ago, and she sounded as resilient as ever. Our deepest prayers go out to her family and all her loved ones. She was a patriot, a champion for women, and a symbol of strength. She fought every day right to the end for America First.

Her legacy will live on in the movement she led and the millions she inspired.

-Donald J. Trump

Ann Coulter wrote a moving tribute to Phyllis Schlafly.  The following excerpt, my favorite below:

In 1977, when being harangued by Dr. Joyce Brothers on the Merv Griffin Show, Schlafly mistakenly claimed Harvard Law School had been admitting women since at least 1945 and said she knew that because she almost went there. In fact, Harvard Law School did not begin admitting women for another several years. But in 1945, Harvard was prepared to make an exception for Phyllis Schlafly.

Years later, when Schlafly was testifying against the Equal Rights Amendment, the woman who almost became the first woman ever to graduate from Harvard Law School was ridiculed by potty little state legislators for not having a law degree. Senator Birch Bayh (D-IN), for example, called her one of those “women with absolutely no legal training stand there brandishing law books, telling people what ERA ‘really’ means.”

So in 1976, at age 51, while writing her syndicated column, raising six children, defeating the E.R.A. — and in the middle of writing an 800-page book assailing Henry Kissinger — Schlafly went to Washington University Law School in St. Louis. She graduated near the top of her class and won the award in Administrative Law….

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Regarding the battle against the ERA, Schlafly saw what many either did not or refused to and she was not afraid to speak on it.  Where Republicans were coy and afraid of being called out under the guise of political correctness, Schlafly having none of it took the bull by the horns.

Julia Hahn penned the following in Breitbart News:

The “Sweetheart of the Silent Majority” passed away surrounded by family in her home in Ladue, Missouri just a short 10-minute drive from where she was born in St. Louis on August 15, 1924…

An accomplished lawyer, activist, author, and mother of six, Phyllis Schlafly has been described as the embodiment of the ideal American woman….

In 1963, the publisher of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat put it this way: ‘Phyllis Schlafly stands for everything that has made America great and for those things which will keep it that way….’

Unafraid to go toe-to-toe with some of the most powerful men in the nation, Schlafly was known for engaging in fights of principle all while projecting her irresistible charm, grace and wit….

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In an interview with NPR back in 2011, Schlafly cited Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Ode to Joy as some of her favorites:

Thank you, Phyllis Schlafly, for your service.  May God bless you.

Rest in peace, your work here is done.

Sympathies to the family, friends and loved ones of this amazing woman.  May God bless you and give you peace and strength through these difficult times.

[i]              Also available is A Choice Not an Echo: Updated and Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition Hardcover – by Phyllis Schlafly (Author), Ron Paul (Foreword) released in 2014.