Schlafly Dies One Day Before Book On Trump Launches

Kerry Picket | Reporter

Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly passed away one day before her the release of her last book, “The Conservative Case for Trump.”

Schlafly, who was 92 years old when she died on Monday afternoon, founded the Eagle Forum in 1972, a pro-family social conservative organization.

As a leading political activist for  70 years, Schlafly authored many books throughout her life including: A Choice Not an Echo, Feminist Fantasies, Child Abuse in the Classroom, and The Power of The Positive Woman.

Her final book, co-authored with Brett M. Decker and Ed Martin, is a policy argument, according to Decker, for why conservatives should support Donald Trump.

“Phyllis Schlafly was one of the chief architects of modern conservatism, along with Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley. She never gave an inch when it came to defending principle. She fought the good fight and wasn’t afraid of a tough fight. Her last battle was trying to get Donald Trump elected president,” Decker said in a statement to The Daily Caller.

“That she died on the day before our book, The Conservative Case for Trump, was launched shows how much she was committed to Trump’s candidacy, how convinced she was that he would be a conservative president, and that she was fighting for what she believed right until the end,” Decker added.

Schlafly’s backing of Trump came at some cost, however. Loyalties at Eagle Forum split over her support of Trump, when board members disagreed with the endorsement.

“Phyllis Schlafly spent an astounding 70 years in public service of her fellow Americans,” said the Eagle Forum in a statement. “Her focus from her earliest days until her final ones was protecting the family, which she understood as the building block of life. She recognized America as the greatest political embodiment of those values. From military superiority and defense to immigration and trade; from unborn life to the nuclear family and parenthood, Phyllis Schlafly was a courageous and articulate voice for common sense and traditional values.”

“The Conservative Case for Trump” — $18.99 Hardcover/$18.04 Kindle

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