Her life made a difference, as the Liberals are given to saying, damn! Why could she not have stayed home and baked cookies. One of the oddities I have always found with the life of Phyllis Schlafly, who passed away Monday at age 92, was the fact that she devoted her life to conservative politics and anti-feminist politics in particular. Doing so provoked the Liberals to screeching that she should have stayed home and been a housewife. That would, they led us to believe, have made her life completely legitimate in their eyes. It would have won their admiration, so they said. Though how the American public would have known that she stayed home I cannot imagine. As it was, she went off to do politics.
Of course she could do both politics and motherhood quite well. She singlehandedly stopped the Equal Rights Amendment, within three states of becoming law. She organized a major faction of the American public against abortion. Oh yes, and she raised six children while accounting for sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
One thing none of the mainstream media noted, she was very elegant, very soigné, and very civilized. I admired her greatly. In another act she could have been our Margaret Thatcher.
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