Who Killed the American Family? (Hardcover)
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By Phyllis Schlafly
American families are the backbone of this nation. The American family is the fundamental institution that provided the Founding Fathers with the emotional support and driving courage to face the tyrannical government that threatened their very existence. It is the essential building block of a free society with limited government.
The American family used to be the fundamental institution of our stable, liberty-loving and very successful society, but in the last hundred years it has been attacked, debased, maligned, slandered and vilified by every facet of society. At issue is a rebellion against any sort of moral code, and no family is safe from the official busybodies.
“Who Killed the American Family?” reveals the concerted assault on the American nuclear family by many forces: feminists, judges, lawmakers, psychologists, school districts, college professors, politicians offering incentives and seeking votes, and more, each opposed to the traditional American nuclear family and each with its own raison d'être for wanting to abolish it. The wreckage of the American family leaves us with the inability to have limited government, because government steps in to perform tasks formerly done by the nuclear family.
A veteran conservative activist and thought leader who led the charge to successfully defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, Phyllis Schlafly explains how changes in the law, in court decisions, in the culture, in education and in entertainment have eroded the once-precious institution. Any of these factors on its own would not have been enough to impact our families, but together they add up to a mighty force. Schlafly not only exposes the tactical charge the left has implemented, but she offers hope and a plan for stopping anti-marriage incentives and restoring in our culture the sacred nature of the family unit.
About the Author
Phyllis Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her 1964 bestseller “A Choice Not an Echo.” She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972 when she started the national volunteer organization Eagle Forum. In a 10-year battle, she led the pro-family movement to victory over the Equal Rights Amendment, the principal legislative goal of radical feminists. She was named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by Ladies’ Home Journal.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington University, Schlafly received her J.D. from Washington University Law School and her master’s in political science from Harvard University. She served as a member of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution to which she was appointed by President Reagan. She has testified before more than 50 congressional and state legislative committees on constitutional, national defense and family issues. The mother of six children, she is the author, co-author or editor of 20 books and is heard on over 600 radio stations. Her column appears in 100 newspapers, and her monthly newsletter, The Phyllis Schlafly Report, has been published for nearly half a century.
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: WND Books (September 23, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1938067525
- ISBN-13: 978-1938067525