In August 2016, Phyllis Schlafly had just come back from an exciting two weeks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Although she had enjoyed every minute of being a delegate on the floor of the convention, the personal letter attached to the August 2016 Phyllis Schlafly Report focused on the great successes Phyllis had brought about for the Republican Party Platform. She called it “the most conservative ever.” It is easy to see why Phyllis felt that way. She had helped ensure that critical language was inserted on building the wall, pro-life, military superiority, rejecting phony trade deals, and defeating the globalists. It was more than just Phyllis’s last platform. The Schlafly Platform was a work of art, reflecting the true feelings of grassroots conservatives throughout the nation.
Ordinarily, party platforms are updated every four years at the national conventions. However, the Republican Party made the bold move of locking in the Schlafly Platform for an additional four years. The reason given for this break with tradition was the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. However, virus or no virus, I am proud the RNC chose to confirm their most conservative platform ever for an additional four years. Democrats and their media cohorts were quick to spread fake news reports that the Republicans chose not to have a platform for the next four years. These false reports are about as ugly a smear tactic as one could come up with.
Not only do the Republicans have a platform, but their platform is stronger than ever before. Ronald Reagan called for Republicans to put forth “a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors.” The Schlafly Platform does exactly that. Drawing from the patriotism of grassroots activists nationwide, the Schlafly Platform calls every Republican candidate to strive for an authentically conservative vision at every level of government. That conservative vision is needed even more today than it was four years ago. We may not have Phyllis Schlafly with us still, but her platform lives on in the Republican Party. All of us must consider the challenge of rising to its call.