Why Phyllis Schlafly Endorsed Donald Trump

Phyllis chose Mr. Trump because she knew he’d be a fighter — he has not disappointed.

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By RJ Galliano l November 2, 2016

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Phyllis Schlafly, a Daughter of the American Revolution, endorses Donald Trump in St. Louis this past March

One of the final political moves undertaken by Phyllis Schlafly was to endorse Donald Trump for president in the 2016 election. Schlafly and Trump took the stage together in St. Louis shortly after Trump had made a promised her that he would uphold the 2012 Republican platform. That platform is unequivocally prolife, it upholds the Second Amendment, it calls for a strong military to maintain American superiority, nonporous borders, and upholds many other principles that are important to the conservative movement.

Only Donald Trump was bold enough to promise to change what conservative Americans have complained about for decades: Our elected officials don’t do what “we the people” want done. Instead, as candidates they tell us they’ll make changes in Washington, DC, but once they get to the Capitol they fall into line with networks of life-long legislators, doing the bidding of lobbyists. They forget who elected them; until it’s time for re-election and the pretense that this time they’ll fight against those who wish to fundamentally transform the nation into an unrecognizable mess, far from that which the Founders intended.

Republicans in the Senate and the House cave in and compromise on important issues in a way that makes many wonder if they actually hold conservative values. They refused to stop Obamacare; they failed to stop funding for Planned Parenthood; they did nothing as Obama inflated the national debt to an astronomical and untenable $20 trillion; and they’ve been weakly allowing executive overreach in every area from foreign relations and the ghastly Iran deal to federal edicts that destroy local control and student privacy in our schools.

Schlafly’s first great work was defeating the Equal Rights Amendment. ERA had been passed in 30 states and rolling to become a constitutional amendment. Phyllis recognized the danger it represented for families and for special privileges women receive in America, like freedom from participating in selective service and freedom from any military draft. Schlafly’s grassroots movement brought together those who believe in traditional families from all religious backgrounds, for the first time ever. These same conservatives eventually formed the backbone of the movement that brought Ronald Reagan to office.

In her book, A Choice Not An Echo, Phyllis brought to light the elite political class who connive to choose who the American people may vote for as their president. She identified globalists who seek “a new world order,” without borders and without national identities.

Schlafly saw Trump as the non-traditional candidate in the 2016 election, the one who could and would fight for conservative values.

Trump has not backed off from the fight against the “kingmakers,” as identified by Schlafly. He has exposed the Democrat-aligned media, the political establishment, and the bad trade deals that have left millions of Americans without jobs or working far below their abilities, and for low wages.

Trump promises to make America Great Again, having awakened Americans to the dangerous road we have taken. He told those attending his October 13 rally at the South Florida Fairgrounds: “Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt political establishment, with a new government controlled by you, the American people.”

Among all the Republican candidates for president, only Donald Trump stated a need to strengthen our borders and to enforce immigration laws, laws that are being ignored by authorities and by illegal immigrants. Sanctuary cities are havens that harbor illegals, some of them criminals, and federal programs dole out benefits to illegals, paid for by American taxpayers.

After endorsing her preferred candidate, Phyllis got to work writing her 27th book: The Conservative Case for Trump. It immediately shot to bestseller status on the New York Times list. She was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention, where she used her considerable clout to make certain the party platform remained conservative, despite attempts by some to weaken it.

Phyllis’s endorsement was welcomed by Donald Trump, who just a few months later would eulogize this icon of the conservative movement at her funeral on September 10, 2016. Now it’s time for Americans to vote. The choice is between a career politician who has achieved almost nothing in 30 years, except to leave behind a trail of corruption, only allowed to survive due to kid-glove handling by a corrupted media. Clinton’s treachery and quest for power has managed to damage the credibility of the FBI, the Department of Justice, the State Department, and the news media.

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Melania and Donald Trump attend Phyllis Schlafly’s funeral in Missouri last September

Since Americans can’t trust journalists to tell us the truth, WikiLeaks has become the source of some information about candidate Hillary Clinton. It was courtesy of hacking that Americans found out it truly was a dream of Hillary’s to have completely “open trade and open borders” throughout the entire Western Hemisphere, as expressed in her 2013 speech to South American bankers.

Hillary has been shown to be duplicitous at best, or “lying Hillary,” if one is completely honest. She and her husband created a phony charity, meant to funnel money into their own pockets in unlawful pay-for-play schemes, often orchestrated from her unsecured private server that put State Department and national security in jeopardy due to her careless disregard for proper and legal procedures.

As Trump explained this month at a Florida rally:

The Clinton machine is at the center of this power structure. We’ve seen this first hand in the WikiLeaks documents, in which Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors.

He echoed Phyllis Schlafly’s resentment of corruption saying, “The Washington establishment, and the financial and media corporations that fund it, exist for only one reason: to protect and enrich itself.”

Many elected Republicans have colluded with Democrats, instead of stopping their destructive policies. As Mr. Trump said:

The political establishment that is trying to stop us is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry. It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.

Some of the Republicans are globalists, like the Bush family, and some are just weak. Phyllis rejected the establishment candidates in favor of Trump because the rest are either on board with the new world order or they are ineffective and don’t have the gumption to win elections, like Mitt Romney who basically folded up his lawn chair and went home in the face of Democrat criticism in 2012.

Phyllis chose Donald because she knew he’d be a fighter — he has not disappointed.


RJ Galliano founded the Institute for U.S. Cuba Relations and served as editor of the U.S. Cuba Policy Report, archived in the Library of Congress. He is a director at the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research and editor of SFPPR News & Analysis.

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