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Ignore ‘Mrs. America.’ Here’s the True Story of Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly was one of the most influential women of the second half of the 20th century, playing a key role in the 1964 Republican presidential nomination of Barry Goldwater, helping to found the powerful pro-family movement, and heading STOP ERA, which defeated the Equal Rights Amendment. I’m reminded of all this by “Mrs. America,” a nine-part miniseries set to begin streaming April 15 on Hulu. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett stars as Schlafly in the drama about the fight over the ERA.

Why The Left Can Never Forgive Nor Forget Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly demonstrated that millions of culturally conservative American women could be leaders, and would stand for their values, and that politicians could only ignore them at their peril. In a very real sense through her battle to defeat the ERA Phyllis Schlafly saved the conservative movement and reinvigorated it by adding traditional values and protecting the nuclear family to the conservative agenda – and the Left has never forgiven her for it.

The Equal Rights Un-Amendment

The Editors, National Review

In 1982, everyone — including the Supreme Court — acknowledged that the amendment was dead. In recent years, however, three states have claimed to ratify it. Their legal claim is that the amendment was validly submitted to the states, but the deadline is invalid. House Democrats are moving legislation to invalidate the deadline retroactively. None of these maneuvers is consistent with the rule of law. Even Ruth Bader Ginsburg has conceded that any effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment would have to involve starting over: getting a new supermajority of Congress and new state ratifications. Legislators and the court should not participate in this charade. The judicial system could start by quashing the states’ lawsuit.

Democrats Try Extra-Constitutional Plan To Revive ERA

Radical feminists and Far Left Democrats are trying to revive the ERA without going back to Congress and passing a new proposed constitutional amendment. Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14) has introduced H.J.Res.38 in an attempt to bypass the biggest constitutional roadblock to the ERA’s revival; its failure to meet the 1982 extended deadline.

Liberals Killed Equal Rights Amendment, Not ‘Religious Right’

Bill Donohue, CNS News

A New York Times editorial demonized the "religious right" for "fearmongering," when, in fact, it was liberal women who fought the E.R.A. for decades. The role that feminists played in killing the E.R.A. is not something that liberals want to talk about. They would rather demonize the "religious right." If we are to have an honest discussion on the E.R.A., we will have to turn to sources other than the New York Times and the ACLU.

How Phyllis Schlafly Saved The Conservative Movement

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.