Phyllis Schlafly was an icon of the conservative movement. Along with Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and Margaret Thatcher, she turned conservativism from a inchoate social and philosophical movement into a political movement with millions of followers and real political consequences.
Elizabeth and Ed Clarke were incredibly brave and willing to sacrifice. They were courageous: Speaking out against communism and socialism in the 1960s and 1970s was not popular.
A national debt of $20 trillion, along with the national government’s annual budget deficit of $500 billion, has led to increasing support for an Article V convention across the country. Many opponents of an Article V convention are now running into stiff headwinds.