Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly has passed away at the age of 92.
Schlafly was a force to be reckoned with within the conservative movement. She founded the Eagle Forum, a pro-family social conservative organization, and for an astounding 70 years she never ceased her fight to advance conservative principles. In fact, she passed just one day prior to the release of her final book, “The Conservative Case for Trump”:
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 decision to back Trump was a divisive one. However, no one can argue that she wasn’t, as the Eagle Forum rightly put it, “a courageous and articulate voice for common sense and traditional values.”