For Immediate Release: December 1, 2018
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
St. Louis, MO: “The United States has lost its oldest living President, a decorated World War II naval pilot, and a man who left a legacy in U.S. politics,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Though conservatives had many policy differences with Bush 41, today we reflect on the many moments of conservative victory under his administration.
“Chief among these victories is his successful appointment of Justice Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. This has, without a doubt, yielded amazing influence on the decades since his presidency. Phyllis Schlafly was also vocal in her gratitude for Bush’s strong support of the Strategic Defense Initiative. He was tough on the Soviet Union and saw through the ‘evil empire’s’ crumbling of that began during the Reagan years.
“Another point for which we appreciate President Bush’s legacy is his steadfastness to pro-life and pro-family cause. He supported the ultra pro-life, pro-family GOP platform of 1988 and was a strong proponent of pro-child tax credits that allowed parents to stay home with children. His work was an effective block against the push for federal daycare.
“Today, our hearts are with his family as we pray for their comfort. President George Herbert Walker Bush lived a long life of service to his nation and the Republican Party.”