Eagle Forum Truth
Learn about the effort to preserve and protect the legacy of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum.
Eagle Forum was founded over 40 years ago by a group of women dedicated to stopping the Equal Rights Amendment (they did) and promoting traditional American Family Values in public policy. Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois was the leader of a group of nation-wide volunteers who worked to make America better.
Today, Eagle Forum is in a crisis for its future. A majority of the Board of Directors – hand-picked by Mrs. Schlafly – is attempting to save the legacy of this American organization. Please listen to their stories.
The goal of “Eagle Forum Truth” is to set the record straight in the midst of internal turmoil. This volunteer organization must continue to live on in the spirit and integrity of one of America’s great women leaders, Phyllis Schlafly.
Voices of Truth
Watch testimony from Eagle Forum leaders about the state of the organization.
Remembering Phyllis Schlafly
I am proud to say that Phyllis and I were good friends of many years who shared the same passion for the protection of human life and truth. Her years of service as a member of Legatus' Board of Governors were punctuated by her usual passionate outspoken demeanor.
Phyllis Schlafly was a persistent, nimble advocate of conservative principles and traditional values for a half century. Mother, writer, lawyer and president-founder of the Eagle Forum, her contributions to the conservative movement cannot be understated. Phyllis lent us her unyielding but gracious voice to answer and outsmart the radical left.
Phyllis showed us how to live, to learn, to stand for our principles and values. She lived as the Prophet Micah wrote that the Lord requires of us: to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God. We have been blessed with her friendship, her leadership, and her love. Her Lord has welcomed her home with the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Phyllis Schlafly, we will miss you.
A world where William F. Buckley, Robert Taft, Russell Kirk, Barry Goldwater, Robert Bork, Antonin Scalia, Jean Kirkpatrick and, not least, Phyllis Schlafly never bothered to make the effort would certainly look quite different, but as a conservative, I find it hard to imagine it would look better.
I have little doubt that the political and cultural landscape of America today would have long ago been devoid of true conservatism if not for her leadership. She never surrendered her principles and she never gave in to intimidation.
For half a century, Phyllis just kept moving forward and building the conservative movement. Few others could hope to match her tenacity, wit and devotion to the conservative movement. She will be dearly missed by many, and we at The Heritage Foundation join them in mourning the passing of this great lady.
Known as the sweetheart of the silent majority, Phyllis Schlafly lit a fire in the souls of many through her staunch defense of American values; credited with teaching millions of people how to participate in self-governance, she has been described as a visionary, a unifier, and a voice of conscience for more than six decades.