Phyllis Schlafly from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Thu, 04 Mar 2021 07:22:06 -0800 Phyllis Schlafly from Creators Syndicate fd9cadc877dd2a4031f4c4406415a918 How Trump Can Win the Women's Vote for 09/27/2016 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>THE PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY REPORT</p> <p>How Trump Can Win the Women's Vote</p> <p>By John Schlafly and Andy Schlafly<p>Updated: Tue Sep 27, 2016</p> 2e6d10780a02fe1e92d40d36ec29a69d Phyllis Schlafly, 1924-2016 for 09/20/2016 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>By Andy Schlafly</p> <p>Phyllis Schlafly was with us a glorious 92 years, and active in politics for more than 70 of them. It is difficult to identify any issue that she was not on the right side of, typically years or decades before others rallied beside her.</p> <p>She wrote or spoke out on nearly every controversial American political matter, and the conservative movement today is based largely on work that she did five, 10, 20 and even 60 years ago. Though we grieve her passing, she leaves us with a legacy that will take us our own lifetimes to fully appreciate.<p>Updated: Tue Sep 20, 2016</p> 71c835c59eeb0a086f837d1cc705edd1 Phyllis Schlafly for 09/13/2016 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When my father, Fred Schlafly, reached the age of 75, and realized he could no longer compete in the sports he had enjoyed throughout his life, he turned to my mother one day and said: "Phyllis, you probably have about 10 good years left." </p> <p>That conversation took place more than 30 years ago. And those 30 extra years were good years: good for us, of course, her family and friends who received her wise counsel; and also good for our country, as her political activism continued to influence the 2016 election.</p> <p>They were good years for Phyllis, too, despite the increasing burdens of her old age. She was able to watch her family grow to 25 descendants, with more on the way. In her final days, she had the great joy of seeing the infants and toddlers that my father never knew.<p>Updated: Tue Sep 13, 2016</p> 2a5729b25521a9cff3723de6705cb015 Trump in Mexico Recalls Reagan in Geneva for 09/06/2016 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Donald Trump's surprise visit to Mexico, where he met the Mexican president and discussed the many contentious issues between our two countries, reminds me of President Reagan's important trip to Geneva in 1985. Reagan was more than willing to sit down with the Communist leader in an effort to build a personal connection between the two men without sacrificing America's vital interests in the Cold War.</p> <p>The 1985 Geneva summit was highly advertised as a potential showdown between Reagan and Gorbachev, the supposedly reasonable new Soviet leader. When it was over, Americans realized that behind Reagan's genial affability was a steely determination to protect our country against the threat from Soviet nuclear missiles.</p> <p>Just as today's mainstream media is bent on undermining Trump's call to put Americans first in our dealings with Mexico, the media of the 1980s (led by ABC's Sam Donaldson and CBS's Dan Rather) were overwhelmingly pro-Gorbachev and anti-Reagan in their daily coverage. <p>Updated: Tue Sep 06, 2016</p> 1a6923b3e0f74aa3e536aa20123b966f Obama Is Still Transforming America for 08/23/2016 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>"Never let a crisis go to waste" was the pithy advice of Rahm Emanuel, who has since gone on to become the mayor of America's most violent large city. "And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."</p> <p>Rahm was speaking in November 2008 about the newly elected president, Barack Obama. That was three weeks after Obama had told a campaign rally: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."</p> <p>With only five months left in the White House, Obama is still hard at work "fundamentally transforming" our country into something much different from the nation we all grew up in. Here are recent examples of how he is determined to transform America by undermining our common culture and language.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 23, 2016</p> 42fa082e1136cfa1c006e93014d7fa8b Lesson of The Snake for 08/16/2016 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Last week in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump entertained his vast crowd of supporters by reciting the lyrics to a song called "The Snake." The song was written about 50 years ago, but it tells a timeless truth derived from Aesop's Fables, which are more than 2,500 years old.</p> <p>The song tells the story of a "tender-hearted woman" who rescues a "poor, half-frozen snake" from near death in the winter cold. "Take me in, oh tender woman," the snake cries out. "Take me in, for heaven's sake."</p> <p>So the tender-hearted woman takes the snake into her own home, warms it by the fire and feeds it milk and honey: "If I hadn't brought you in, by now you might have died." But instead of saying thanks, the snake gave her a vicious bite.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 16, 2016</p> f6228dce15836bda5e43e5d32334a127 Republicans and Democrats on Women in Combat for 08/09/2016 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The subject of women in the military was addressed by both political parties at their national conventions last month, and it's no surprise that Republicans and Democrats came to diametrically opposite conclusions. After the two parties adopted sharply conflicting platforms in Cleveland and Philadelphia, Congress must now try to reconcile the same conflict in the annual defense policy bill known as NDAA, because the House version of that bill reflects the Republican view while the Senate version includes the Democrat position.</p> <p>The Republican platform states, "We oppose unnecessary policy changes including Selective Service registration of women for a possible future draft. We reiterate our support for both the advancement of women in the military and their exemption from direct ground combat units and infantry battalions."</p> <p>The Democratic platform states, "We are proud of the opening of combat positions to women." The platform doesn't specifically say that women should be forced to register for Selective Service, as the Senate version of NDAA requires, but it does call for adding the so-called Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, which would have the same effect.<p>Updated: Tue Aug 09, 2016</p> 7aa407df778fe063a1e7df4b9f228603 Platforms Offer a Stark Choice for 08/02/2016 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Republican and Democratic parties adopted new platforms at their conventions last month, and they have fundamentally different plans for America's future. The two major party platforms have not been this different from each other in our lifetimes. </p> <p>A platform should be a statement of principles that can last for many years, not a partisan political attack against a particular candidate. The Republican Party platform has only one reference to Hillary Clinton and barely mentions Republican candidates of the past or present, while the Democratic Party platform rants against Donald Trump 32 times.</p> <p>The Democratic Party platform wants federal taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions, and for the first time calls for repealing the 40-year-old Hyde Amendment, which limits federal spending on abortion. The Republican Party platform opposes the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion and declares that "the unborn child has a fundamental right to life."<p>Updated: Tue Aug 02, 2016</p> 00036f182bb0746fc8048d8e0bc785b3 Trump's Speech Trumped Cruz for 07/26/2016 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Donald Trump's acceptance speech proved that his vision, not Ted Cruz's, is the future of the conservative movement and the Republican Party. Trump hit the right notes in his talk in putting America first, while Cruz's presentation to the convention the night before was thin on conservative substance.</p> <p>Cruz did not disqualify himself from being a future standard-bearer merely by failing to endorse Trump, but also by failing to embrace the conservative policies that are necessary to make America great again. It was Trump, not Cruz, who succeeded in fulfilling Ronald Reagan's goal of "raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people."</p> <p>Trump repeatedly and passionately demonstrated in his acceptance speech that he would stand up for Americans and do everything in his power to end the exploitation of the United States by the rest of the world. "Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo!" Trump declared, adding that "the American people will come first once again."<p>Updated: Tue Jul 26, 2016</p> 5487bf061d469e41e0d8ca5b66ef0a21 How Pence Complements Trump for 07/19/2016 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When Donald Trump introduced Indiana Governor Mike Pence as the vice presidential nominee, the media had a field day unearthing Pence's past tweets and votes that appeared to disagree with his future running mate's positions. On issues such as free trade agreements, some of Pence's past views seemed closer to those of his former colleague, House Speaker Paul Ryan, than his new running mate. </p> <p>But on one of Trump's signature issues &#8212; his opposition to the resettlement of Muslim refugees from Syria &#8212; the Indiana governor took Trump-style executive action even before Trump. Way back on November 16, Governor Pence directed his state agencies to suspend payments to the agencies that profit by redistributing tax money to people from Syria.</p> <p>Pence took that prompt and decisive action after it was revealed that at least one of the Muslim terrorists who massacred 130 people in Paris, France on November 13 had slipped into that country by posing as a Syrian refugee. Pence also relied on the October 21 testimony of FBI Director James Comey before the House Committee on Homeland Security.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 19, 2016</p> 33a1bc5d51c61f736ff01f0dd0d7863d Trump Battles Globalist Republicans for 07/12/2016 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Before heading to Cleveland to accept the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump paid a high-profile visit to Capitol Hill, where he hoped to unify Congressional Republicans behind his presidential campaign. Many of the 247 Republican Representatives and 54 Senators were cordial to their party's presumptive nominee, but others remained hostile and weren't shy about expressing it to reporters after leaving the closed-door meetings.</p> <p>One Congressman reportedly demanded that Trump promise to protect Congress' Article I powers if he is elected. Trump tactfully refrained from pointing out how many times the Republican Congress has unilaterally surrendered its Article I powers, including the power "to regulate commerce with foreign nations."</p> <p>Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona openly mocked Trump at the meeting and then bragged to reporters about their "tense" exchange. Flake, an unrepentant member of the Gang of Eight that produced the 2013 amnesty bill, has already announced plans to resurrect that discredited bill next year no matter who is elected president.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 12, 2016</p> 8f253d9152d97beb901f56951a48225a Trump's Muslim Ban Gains Support for 07/05/2016 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>When an ISIS-supporting Muslim named Mateen massacred 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando on June 12, Donald Trump reminded Americans that he is still the only political candidate to support a pause in the massive flow of Muslims entering the United States. Trump made his proposal last December after another ISIS-supporting Muslim massacred 14 people at an office Christmas party in San Bernardino, California.</p> <p>Trump said his Muslim ban would be temporary. "Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses," he said, "our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad."</p> <p>Trump's reasonable, common sense proposal was immediately condemned or disavowed by other presidential candidates in both parties. Even Senator Ted Cruz said he disagreed with it, though he didn't say why. <p>Updated: Tue Jul 05, 2016</p> 59d198b0ac4b61dbf9da0e0a0e3ffb10 Brexit Stuns the Globalists for 06/28/2016 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Britain's decision to "leave" the European Union (EU) ended the career of Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned hard to "remain" in that supranational body of unelected bureaucrats. Small-c conservatives in Cameron's own Conservative Party rebelled against the liberals and globalists who dominate both major parties over there. Sound familiar?</p> <p>Everyone agrees that Donald Trump is the big winner of the vote. As the New York Times conceded, the "leave" voters are "eerily similar to Donald Trump's followers, motivated by many of the same frustrations and angers."</p> <p>Trump, who just happened to land in Britain as the results were announced, was quick to draw the obvious parallels. He promised that "Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today's rule by the global elite." <p>Updated: Tue Jun 28, 2016</p> c0863a70f0635a3ccaf9ce02a26d8e93 Exposing the Common Core Fraud for 06/21/2016 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If you want to understand the catastrophe of education during the Obama administration, a new book by Dr. Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, is a must-read. His book is entitled "Drilling Through the Core: Why Common Core Is Bad for American Education."</p> <p>Common Core is the education fad that swept the nation with the deceptive slogan "higher standards." Everyone is for "higher standards," right? Who could possibly object to higher standards for all our kids?</p> <p>As Dr. Wood explains, though, the word "higher" did not mean higher intellectual content of the standards, but a higher percentage of students passing them. Simple math shows that the easiest way to get more students to pass a test is to make the standards (or the passing score) lower, not higher. <p>Updated: Tue Jun 21, 2016</p> f4d048299260bd089327ad5bc0465e65 Congress is Close to Drafting Our Daughters for 06/14/2016 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Ever since Donald Trump effectively won the Republican presidential nomination by decisively defeating Ted Cruz in the Indiana primary, Congressional Republicans led by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have engaged in unseemly public hand-wringing about whether they will or will not accept the people's choice. Unwilling to support the positions that Trump campaigned on &#8212; reducing immigration, adopting a pro-American trade policy, and returning education to the local level &#8212; Speaker Ryan dusted off his own policy agenda and promised to roll out a series of position papers to compete with those of the presumptive nominee.</p> <p>One of Ryan's six task forces, entitled Restoring Constitutional Authority, announced its purpose to "Reclaim power ceded to the executive branch by ... exercising the power of the purse and conducting more robust oversight." That's a worthy goal, and the annual defense bill (known as NDAA) now moving through Congress is a great opportunity for Congress to reclaim its power to limit the use of women in the armed forces.</p> <p>Unknown to most Americans, the Obama administration unilaterally decided to make military women eligible for assignment to ground combat units in the infantry and special forces. Our nation has never allowed the assignment of women to units whose mission is to seek out, engage and kill the enemy, and no other country (not even Israel) does so today.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 14, 2016</p> 465cc719a4796074e7e1bcf516f55693 Put the Wall in the Platform for 06/07/2016 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The promise to build a wall along America's southern border with Mexico has carried Donald Trump to his remarkable victory in the Republican primaries for president. Now it's time to put that promise into the official Republican Party Platform.</p> <p>Many would be surprised to learn that a border security fence or wall was not already in the Republican platform. After all, President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act, which Congress passed in 2006 with the support of many Democrats, including then-Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. </p> <p>In the 10 years since Bush signed that law in a staged photo-op, the government has actually built only 36 miles of secure double fencing instead of the 700 miles authorized by that bipartisan, high-profile law. As a result, our southern border is penetrated daily by wave after wave of drug smuggling, human trafficking, people with incurable or infectious diseases such as the Zika virus, and even Muslims and Chinese people who somehow made their way to Mexico.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 07, 2016</p> 12cc97842f39de60ed91cd3740d551b2 Diseases Cross Open Borders for 05/31/2016 Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The spread of the Zika virus has become so alarming that more than 150 health experts from over a dozen countries published an open letter urging the postponement or relocation of the Summer Olympics scheduled for August 5-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Never before in world history have the Olympics been cancelled due to a public health crisis.</p> <p>"The Brazilian strain of Zika virus harms health in ways that science has not observed before," the scientists warned. They added that an "unnecessary risk is posed when 500,000 foreign tourists from all countries attend the Games, potentially acquire that strain, and return home to places where it can become endemic."</p> <p>Imagine that! Global health experts are sounding alarm bells against the transmission of disease from one country to another, declaring that the risk is so great that the most famous international event of all should be called off to prevent it.<p>Updated: Tue May 31, 2016</p> c6d8f920de59a74067f4af090e9337d8 Failed Republicans Want to Rewrite the Constitution for 05/24/2016 Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely "suspend" their campaigns after losing a key primary instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates know that it's impossible to restart a presidential campaign once it's been suspended. In the famous words of Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice Longworth, "You can't make a souffle rise twice."</p> <p>The 2016 Republican presidential primaries yielded one "presumptive" nominee, Donald J. Trump, plus 16 candidates whose presidential campaigns were "suspended" but could remain in business for many more years. What's the future for a "suspended" presidential campaign?</p> <p>In the case of three Republican also-rans, the answer arrived in my mail last week in the form of a solicitation to support something called the Convention of States. Former candidates Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal have all endorsed that project, along with former Senator Tom Coburn, and a couple of conservative talk radio hosts.<p>Updated: Tue May 24, 2016</p> 28f85621c895f6578ea05f6e03b499a8 Male and Female Still Matter in Combat for 05/17/2016 Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Less than a year after the Supreme Court decided that marriage no longer needs partners of the opposite sex, the other two branches of the federal government are moving rapidly to eliminate all rational distinctions based on sex. Taken together, these new actions reflect the unscientific (but oh-so-politically correct) dogma that there are no fundamental, biological differences between male and female.</p> <p>From the executive branch, controlled by President Obama and the Democrats, came a joint letter from the Departments of Justice and Education addressed to the nation's public schools and colleges that receive federal financial assistance. The letter instructed schools that henceforth they must recognize students' "internal sense of gender" as superseding "the sex they were assigned at birth."</p> <p>The federal letter was prompted by the controversy over North Carolina's new law prohibiting men from entering women's restrooms, but it's not limited to restrooms with private stalls. It also requires schools to allow students to enter the group shower and locker room that accords with the student's "internal sense of gender" and even to be addressed with the pronoun they prefer.<p>Updated: Tue May 17, 2016</p> cb0677813aed7c3563c2b2e89f9f4556 No Third-Party Candidate for 05/10/2016 Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Every four years, there is political chatter about trying to run a third-party candidate who will supposedly be more conservative than the Republican nominee. The lesson is the same every time this is tried: third-party candidates do not win because the United States is a two-party country.</p> <p>The grumblings we hear about Donald Trump are mostly because of his strong stand against illegal immigration. Party bosses know that if Trump wins and then shuts down illegal immigration and so-called free trade, it will cost the Democratic Party millions of future votes and cost Republican businessmen lucrative deals for themselves with foreign countries.</p> <p>Despite how current immigration heavily favors Democrats, many church leaders who usually lean Republican dislike Trump's strong stance against illegal immigration. They oppose Trump's plan to build a wall and deport illegal aliens.<p>Updated: Tue May 10, 2016</p>