Those individuals who openly supported Hillary Clinton by signing the New York Times letter showed themselves to be political opportunists and elitists, not committed limited government constitutional conservatives, and if the Trump team has a blacklist, as far as millions of grassroots conservatives are concerned that’s OK, because their exile should be permanent.
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
In my new online series and companion booklet on the 2016 election conservative leaders weigh in to explain the threat the election of Hillary Clinton would pose to constitutional liberty, traditional American values and the conservative worldview, and why they plan to vote for Donald Trump.
By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I was honored to be asked to be one of those who eulogized Phyllis Schlafly this past Saturday, along with Congressman Steve King of Iowa, Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas, Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri, founder and chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition Ralph Reed, and several of Phyllis’ family members. General and Mrs. John Singlaub were also in attendance.
Conservatives who remain skeptical of the Trump candidacy might find that the bookends of Phyllis Schlafly’s long career, A Choice Not An Echo and The Conservative Case for Trump, not only wholly justify conservative support for Trump, but also explain why Donald Trump was there to eulogize Mrs. Schlafly and keep faith with the lady who inspired his movement.
Schlafly carved a place in a man’s world with sheer intellect and achievement. She was a peer, not a play thing. While Gloria Steinem was posing for Playboy, Schlafly was giving birth to babies — and to a powerful new movement that was greater than herself. Schlafly “will take her place among the tiny number of leaders who made a decisive and permanent difference. She changed the political landscape of her country.”
Did Schlafly as a nonagenarian once again identify a sea change on the Right or did she get her last pick for president wrong? Her last book could reveal her to have been ahead of her time or out of touch with the conservative movement for which she labored for so many decades.
Richard Viguerie noted Schlafly’s drive to dethrone the kingmakers was the reason she became the first major movement conservative figure to endorse Donald Trump for president. “Schlafly was unapologetic for the choice of Trump over other candidates with stronger conservative, especially cultural conservative, bona fides,” Viguerie wrote. [She said] ‘Trump is the only hope to defeat the kingmakers… Because everybody else will fall in line. The kingmakers have so much money behind them.'”
Liberals assume the principles to which she drew attention are now passé in the “fundamentally transformed” America of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But as the failures of liberalism multiply, her legacy is more likely to grow. The truth never completely goes out of fashion, as she understood, and while the elite may discard it, the people inevitably turn back to it for warmth.
By Richard Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
No matter how bad things looked on Capitol Hill during the 1970s, hope and encouragement came from Phyllis Schlafly and her legions of women who defeated the ERA state-by-state and in so doing showed conservatives what effective political organizing and bare-knuckle politics could accomplish when it was separated from the drag of the Republican establishment.
We urge our fellow citizens who have yet to make-up their minds about the election, especially conservatives who may find Donald Trump, as the late Phyllis Schlafly put it, “puzzling or even offensive,” to keep an open mind and read The Conservative Case For Donald Trump before Election Day, we believe that in it they will find, as we did, a persuasive case for voting for Donald Trump.
Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
I last saw Phyllis in July at her “Life of the Party” pro-life luncheon on the Tuesday of the 2016 Republican National Convention. At the event Phyllis hosted 500 conservative leaders, elected officials and pro-life delegates to the Republican National Convention. I was honored to be seated at her table along with two of my other heroes, former Notre Dame football coaches Lou Holtz and Jerry Faust.
At 92, Schlafly, the founder of Eagle Forum, has a new book out, published by Regnery. The Conservative Case for Trump, co-authored by Ed Martin of Eagle Forum and Brett Decker, argues that the Donald is an authentic conservative around whom every conservative should rally. The Hillarycons now owe it to us to make their case.
With the death of Phyllis Schlafly the conservative movement lost its most principled and effective leader. A true Rennaissance Woman, for over sixty-years Phyllis Schlafly led the conservative movement in the cultural, economic and national security areas. Affectionately known as 001, having been active at the national level of the conservative movement longer than any other living conservative, we will never see her like again in our lifetimes.
Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com
The 2016 presidential election has pitted the Revolutionary Conservatives inspired by Phyllis Schlafly's "A Choice Not An Echo" against individuals inspired by 19th century preacher Charles H. Spurgeon, until the rift is healed conservatism is in danger of becoming politically irrelevant.
There are a lot of parallels between 1964 and 2016, but the most important one is this: By defeating Goldwater, establishment Republicans created the opportunity for Democrats and their progressive Republican allies to bankrupt the country in a war that lacked a strategy for victory and to enact the regulatory and welfare regime that continues to plague our economy and limit our liberty fifty years on.
Eagle Forum Founder and Chairman Phyllis Schlafly has re-asserted her leadership of the organization she spent a lifetime building. With the departure of Ed Martin, who served as president for the past 16 months, Mrs. Eunie Smith will serve as President and Anne Schlafly Cori, daughter of Phyllis Schlafly, will serve as as Executive Director of the organization.
The natural beneficiaries of the current bloodletting between the conservative and populist wings of the anti-establishment coalition are the Republican establishment, Hillary Clinton and the Far-Left who seek to maintain and expand their power by undermining constitutional liberty and continuing the crony economic policies that have devastated America’s country class for two decades. #NeverHillary #NeverRyan
On the occasion of CPAC's annual Weyrich Dinner one giant of the conservative movement, Phyllis Schlafly, recognized another of the movement's giants, Edwin Meese III, for his contributions to the movement.
Phyllis Schlafly calls precinct committeeman and women “the most powerful political office in the world,” because they determine who gets the chance to be elected to office at every level of government. Now, here is the dirty little secret establishment Republicans don’t want you to know: as many as half of the Republican precinct committeeman slots, on average, are vacant.
A few principled Republicans on Capitol Hill did vote “NO” on the Omnibus: Ted Cruz said he voted not just "NO, but Hell No," and Rand Paul voted "NO," but Marco Rubio? He once again skipped the vote. Please watch our free "message from the grassroots" video and then forward it to your friends to let the Republican establishment know what you think about their complete surrender to Obama.