Statement from Craig Shirley on the Passing of Phyllis Schlafly
Upon hearing of the passing of Phyllis Schlafly, conservative activist and founder of Eagle Forum, Reagan biographer and author Craig Shirley, chairman of CFTR, stated that “Phyllis Schlafly was of the giants of the American conservative movement.” He continued, saying, “Her legacy helped conservatives understand they had a choice and were not simply an echo. She battled, she won, she confounded the radical left-wing feminists time and again.
“Frankly, she was smarter and tougher than the liberals she fought and conquered so joyously. The defeat of the so-called Equal Rights Amendment stands as but one of many monuments to her legacy. Still, she was always refined, always charming. Ronald Reagan liked her and said so in his diaries. I can’t imagine a world without Phyllis.
“Phyllis Schlafly, First Lady of the American conservative movement, RIP.”