“There were so many reasons to be against the ERA, and I always said, ‘I’m just the most tolerant person in the world. I let everybody be against ERA for the reason of his choice.’”
Books By Phyllis Schlafly
The Conservative Case for Trump, 2016
If you can’t stand Hillary Clinton, but wonder if you could vote for Donald Trump, you need to buy this book. In it, you’ll learn from conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly – lawyer, bestselling author, and “sweetheart of the Silent Majority” – why Donald Trump is worthy of every conservative’s vote. Joined by Ed Martin, the former head of the Missouri Republican Party, formerly an editorial writer with the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Times, Schlafly presents the real Trump, the Trump she and her colleagues have met with and interviewed, the Trump who promises to be the most conservative president America has had since Ronald Reagan.
How the Republican Party Became Pro-Life, 2016
On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court struck down abortion laws across the U.S. in the preeminent act of judicial supremacy. In response, Phyllis Schlafly and others like her began a decades-long fight to make the Republican Party a pro-life party. How the Republican Party Became Pro-Life is the story of the ongoing war to protect the lives of the most innocent among us.
A Choice Not An Echo, 50th Anniversary Edition, 2014
Fifty years ago, Phyllis Schlafly revealed how the GOP “kingmakers,” using every trick in the book, “dictated the choice of the Republican presidential nominee just as completely as the Paris dressmakers control the length of women’s skirts.” Their objective was to maintain control of a Republican Party that would echo the New Deal Democrats rather than offer voters a meaningful choice. Within a few months, over three million copies of A Choice Not an Echo had been sold, Barry Goldwater was the Republican nominee for president, and Phyllis Schlafly was on her way to becoming one of the most important conservatives in American history. The party establishment was bloodied in the battle of 1964 but not vanquished. In this updated and expanded edition, Mrs. Schlafly continues her insider’s story of the fight for the soul of the Republican Party. From the Silent Majority to the Tea Party, conservative insurgents have won a few and lost a few more. But the stakes have never been higher than today. Amazingly timeless, A Choice Not an Echo remains the essential political guide for the friends of freedom.
Who Killed the American Family?, 2014
The American family is the fundamental institution of our liberty-loving nation. It is the essential building block of a free society with limited government. But in the last fifty years, the American family has been attacked, debased, maligned, slandered, and vilified by every facet of society. Who Killed the American Family? explains how changes in the law, court decisions, education, entertainment, and our culture in general have eroded this once-precious institution. Any one of these factors would not have been enough to impact our families, but together they have added up to a mighty force. Veteran conservative activist and thought leader Phyllis Schlafly not only exposes the tactical charge the Left has implemented, but she offers hope and a plan for reversing anti-marriage incentives and restoring in American culture the sacred and paramount role of the family unit.
No Higher Power: Obama’s War on Religious Freedom, 2012
For four years Barack Obama has waged an unparalleled attack – largely undocumented by the mainstream media – on religious liberty in the United States. Never before has an administration been more convinced that there is no higher power than itself: one nation under Obama. In this stunning new book, veteran conservative lawyer, activist, and commentator Phyllis Schlafly and reporter George Neumayr reveal the greatest assault on American liberty in our time – the Obama administration’s war on religious freedom. In No Higher Power, Schlafly and Neumayr expose the Obama administration’s brazen disregard for the First Amendment, its relentless purging of religion from our public life, and the even more chilling persecution of religion set to come.
The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know – and Men Can’t Say, 2011
What if what your college professors taught you – along with television, movies, books, magazine articles, and even news reports – have all been lies or distortions? Forty years have passed since the so-called women’s movement claimed to liberate women from preconceived notions of what it means to be female – and the results are in. The latest statistics show that as women have gained more freedom, more education, and more power, they have become less happy. Enough, say Suzanne Venker, an emerging young author, and veteran warrior Phyllis Schlafly. It’s time to liberate America from feminism’s dead-end road. Everything Americans know – or think they know – about marriage, kids, sex, education, politics, and work/family balance has been filtered through a left-wing lens. In The Flipside of Feminism, readers are introduced to a new view of women – one that runs counter to what Americans have been besieged with for decades. Venker and Schlafly argue that conservative women, not feminists, are those to whom young people should turn to for advice. Their confident and rational approach to the battle of the sexes is precisely what America needs.
The Supremacists, 2004, 2006
The gravest threat to American democracy is the supreme power of judges over political, social, and economic policy. Phyllis Schlafly exposes the courts’ fifty-year conquest of legislative authority, made possible by presidents, congressmen, and voters who surrendered without a fight. The Supremacists is both a warning that self-government is in peril and a plan of action for ending the tyranny of judges. The Constitution’s system of checks and balances between the three branches of government has been an illusion for decades. The reality is an increasingly brazen judicial supremacy. Judges dictate fundamental social policy, impose taxes, manage schools and prisons, and orchestrate elections. In short, Americans have exchanged the rule of law for the rule of judges.
Feminist Fantasies, 2003
No assault has been more ferocious than feminism’s forty-year war against women. And no battlefield leader has been more courageous than Phyllis Schlafly. In these dispatches from the front, feminism’s most potent foe exposes the delusions and hypocrisy behind a movement that has cheated millions of women out of their happiness, health, and security. Phyllis Schlafly was one of the first to recognize that feminism – like other destructive ideologies – is at odds with human nature. So as the rest of the intellectual elite fell compliantly into line, she took up the fight for the right to be a woman. Feminist Fantasies is the inspiring story of that fight. Like communism, feminism has been a catastrophe for the people it was meant to help. Mrs. Schlafly opens with a demonstration of its failure in every aspect of women’s lives. She then examines the media, feminism’s trusty handmaiden, zealous to cover the shortcomings of its mistress. Next, she dissects the feminist agenda policy by policy, from “comparable worth” to the attack on reason. Mrs. Schlafly devotes an entire chapter to the feminist assault on the military – an area where crackpot ideas have dire consequences. Finally, she returns to the heart of most women’s lives – marriage and motherhood – where feminism has inflicted the deepest pain.
Turbo Reader, 2001, 2003
Turbo Reader is user-friendly for everyone who wants to learn how to read or who wants to be a better reader. It is user-friendly for any student of any age – and for any teacher regardless of school or skills. Turbo Reader exclusively uses the time-tested method of using phonics to learn how to read. Many people are able to teach themselves because the lessons proceed logically and the instructions are easy to follow. Adults can use Turbo Reader to improve their own skills at the same time they are teaching a student. Turbo Reader is user-friendly for non-English speaking individuals of any age worldwide. Nothing provides such an open door to everything America can offer as the skill of reading, speaking, and writing the English language. Nothing gives such a sense of achievement – earned self-esteem! – as mastering the skill of unlocking sounds and syllables in order to read words, then sentences, then a story, and then a book. Nothing is such a gateway to success as the ability to read, speak, and write the English language. You do not need a college degree or any special training to learn to read or to teach someone else how to read. Turbo Reader is a complete package to teach yourself or another person how to read the English language.
Allegiance is a Briefing Book about American independence and sovereignty issues. It is designed as a primer for community leaders, public officials, speakers, and others in order to give them an outline of the current threats to American independence and sovereignty. Some of the major topics included are treaties, United Nations conferences, executive orders, and national security.
First Reader, 1994
First Reader is “User-Friendly.” This means it is easy for the child and the teacher to use. First Reader is Child-Friendly. It is written especially for children before they enter school. That’s why it uses big print and many words selected for children. Children who learn what is in this book will be able to read – and will have started on the road to a good education. They will fulfill today’s Number One National Education Goal: “Every child should start school ready to learn.” Nothing will give a child such a sense of achievement – earned self-esteem! – as mastering the skill of unlocking sounds and syllables so he can read words, then sentences, then a story, and then a book. It is important to use First Reader before the child is taught wrong habits, such as pretending to “read” by looking at pictures, guessing what is in the text or memorizing a story. First Reader is also Teacher-Friendly. The teacher does not have to study a lot of instructions because this book is written in a logical and straightforward way. You will be surprised at how little time it takes to teach a child to read. It can easily be accomplished even by a mother or father employed fulltime outside of the home. First Reader exclusively uses the time-tested method of using phonics to learn how to read.
Meddlesome Mandate, 1991
Meddlesome Mandate is a briefing book for policymakers comprised of an edited collection of speeches delivered at a conference on sponsored by the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund. The topic of the conference was family leave. This book discusses governmental social policy and its applications to the family.
Stronger Families or Bigger Government?, 1990
Stronger Families or Bigger Government? is a briefing manual for policymakers consisting of fourteen speeches delivered at a Conference on Child Care sponsored by the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund on April 27, 1990 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The Appendix contains additional related material.
Who Will Rock the Cradle?, 1989
Who Will Rock the Cradle? is comprised of speeches from two conferences on child care which were sponsored by the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund, one in Saint Louis on September 23-25, 1988, and the other in Washington, D.C. on January 9-10, 1989. The eighteen addresses in this volume were given at one or the other, or both, of these conferences. The addresses present different facets of this subject and represent varying points of view. Two additional addresses are included in the Appendix to add other perspectives and give a more complete presentation of the subject.
Pornography’s Victims, 1987
Despite the clear pronouncements by the Supreme Court, the commercial pornography industry is expanding at an enormous rate. No one can read the tragic case histories in this book and still believe that pornography is a “victimless crime.” Pornography’s Victims consists of the testimonies of witnesses before the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography. They are excerpted by Phyllis Schlafly who is, in the words of author George Gilder, “among the tiny number of leaders who have made a decisive and permanent difference [in this era]… She changed the political landscape of her country. In fact, by the measure of the odds she faced and overcame, Schlafly’s achievement excels all the others.”
Child Abuse in the Classroom, 1984, 1985, 1993
Child Abuse in the Classroom consists of selected excerpts from the Official Transcript of the Proceedings before the United States Department of Education in the matter of the Proposed Regulations to Implement the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment also known as the Hatch Amendment. Seven days of hearings were held by the Department of Education pusuant to the notice of proposed rulemaking to implement Section 439 which was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 1984. The final regulations went into effect on November 12, 1984.
Equal Pay for UNequal Work, 1984
Equal Pay for UNequal Work is a printing of the speeches from the Conference on Comparable Worth, held October 17-18, 1983.
The Power of the Christian Woman, 1981
Is women’s lib truly liberating? The woman credited with defeating the so-called Equal Rights Amendment in twenty states pronounces an emphatic NO. Phyllis Schlafly rejects the catchwords of the women’s movement – “liberation,” “sisterhood,” “Ms,” “equal rights” – as frauds that deprive women of their fulfillment and lead them down lonely paths of lost identity. Mrs. Schlafly contends that the world and its opportunities belong not to the militant woman with her strident demands for a gender-free society, but to the Christian Woman who achieves a sound perspective on life, then fixes her own personal priorities. The Christian Woman asserts her right to be a woman (not a unisex “person”) and her power to nurture life, to build a home, to achieve on womanly terms, to inspire and lead others, and to bring love, beauty, and happiness to herself and those around her.
The Power of the Positive Woman, 1977
The Power of the Positive Woman gives you the truth that can set you free. It can set you free of the necessity to hate men while at the same time trying to imitate and compete with them on their own level. It can set you free to emulate the inspiring women described on these pages, women who have attained tremendous success because they have refused to reject their fundamental nature as women. It can set you free to be the woman you really are, to perform your vital role for your family and society as a woman, and to reap the rich rewards of love and fulfillment that are yours as a woman. This is a book that countless millions of American women have been waiting for – the book that says in the open what so many women know in their hearts.
Ambush at Vladivostok, 1976
Ambush at Vladivostok is an account of Gerald Ford’s visit to Russia and how Henry Kissinger continued the same wrong-headed defense and foreign policies during the Ford Administration as was held in the Nixon Administration.
Kissinger on the Couch, 1975
Henry Kissinger is the hottest newsmaker in the world – and the most powerful. The authors believe he now wields near-total control over U.S. foreign and defense policy. Kissinger on the Couch is a psychological and strategic analysis of Kissinger as he has never been analyzed before: how he sprang to power from bases in the international and scientific elites . . . how he created an artificial environment around Richard Nixon so that the President would see and do only what Mr. Kissinger suggested . . . and how he became the SALT-seller of the 1972 agreements that consigned America to second place in nuclear weapons. The authors ask why the Arabs feel cocky enough to cut off our oil? Why are American consumers forced to pay high prices to subsidize the Russians? Why are Americans now without weapons to shoot down enemy missles? Why did Kissinger force certain high officials of the Nixon Administration to quit? Kissinger on the Couch is the first complete analysis of the loopholes in SALT – all of which favor Russia. Schlafly and Ward put it baldly: “Only one of the two can survive: the Kissinger policies or the United States of America.” Then they spell out exactly what we must do now to survive. “It is not now too late,” they say. “But it soon will be.”
Mindszenty the Man, 1972
The crying need of our times is for noble leaders – for men and women who have the courage to stand fast against false propaganda, who persevere in their principles when they reach high positions, who remain loyal to the people who look up to them, who cannot be seduced by money or scared by power, who listen to the voice of conscience instead of the roar of the crowd, and who are willing to pay the price that leadership demands in terms of self-discipline and difficult decisions. By any standards, Cardinal Mindszenty is a leader. He has accepted the responsibilities of leadership, he has paid the price many times over, and, without power or patronage to dispense, he has retained the loyalty of freedom lovers all over the world. This book is a firsthand report from a Hungarian who was there at his side – in the Cardinal’s younger years when he was a parish priest, in his glorious days of high drama, and in intimate hours in his mother’s home. This book gives us a true picture of Mindszenty the man.
The Betrayers, 1968
The Betrayers is a pocketbook summary of the disastrous strategic policies of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Safe – Not Sorry, 1967
Some 2,500 women traveled to Washington, D.C. in May 1967 at their own expense to show their support of this young American mother of six children. They went because Phyllis Schlafly stands for a unique combination in American politics today – courageous leadership, moral integrity, victory over our criminal and Communist enemies, and a reputation for telling the truth about politics and politicians. Safe – Not Sorry tells what most politicians are afraid to discuss – why we have riots and mounting crime, who has been embezzling defense dollars to buy votes, why we don’t win in Vietnam, and who caused our big missile and anti-missile gaps. This handbook of new facts tells what you can do if you want to be safe – not sorry.
Strike From Space, 1965
Strike from Space does not deal with a ficticious “fail-safe” situation, It deals with what is actually happening to our only hope for peace – the maintenance and build-up of strategic nuclear weapons, coupled with a plainly worded warning to the Soviets that these weapons will be immediately available should they attack. The authors see Vietnam as a diversion welcomed by the USSR because it requires our spending billions on conventional equipment rather than on nuclear power. They agree with outstanding military strategists upon the importance of building strategic bombers, super missiles, space weapons, and an anti-missile defense. Here are facts and figures about the alarming deterioration of U.S. military power which, if allowed to continue, will leave us wide open for a single Soviet strike from space, calculated to wipe us permanently off the map and allow an easy communist conquest of the rest of the world. Written in deadly earnest, this book calls for a public outcry. Only an aroused citizenry, argue the authors, can change our disastrous course.
The Gravediggers, 1964
The Communists always want to bury anything that stands in their way of world conquest. When Khrushchev moved his missiles into Cuba, he taunted us by saying that he would bury us. Why is Khrushchev so confident of burying us, when Lenin thought Communism only had a 50/50 chance? The answer is that Khrushchev has the help of American gravediggers. These men are not Communists. They are card-carrying liberals. They will not commit the crime. They will merely dig the grave.
A Choice Not an Echo, 1964
A Choice Not an Echo, which sold more than three millions copies, was the first major success of Phyllis Schlafly as a leader in conservative politics. It is a clear, concise statement of the issues of the 1964 presidential campaign, including the hidden issues within the Republican Party. It gives a fascinating inside account of Republican National Conventions since 1936. It is full of authentic details never before assembled. Phyllis Schlafly always said of A Choice Not an Echo, “That’s the book that started the conservative movement.”