Phyllis Schlafly knew that Americans care about the threat of globalism. In her landmark 1964 book A Choice Not An Echo, she exposed that globalists of both parties conspired to make sure that only their candidate picks stood a chance in the political system. Phyllis brought the fight home by telling conservatives that their efforts to make America great were being thwarted. The purpose of the August 2016 Phyllis Schlafly Report, the last issue Phyllis ever personally authored, was to say Donald Trump fights the globalists just as she did.
Globalism is one of those things that Americans care about. Trump received enthusiastic support when he said in April 2016 that “We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism.” The famous Brexit vote in the UK served as a poignant premonition of the America First phenomenon happening in the United States. With that same ferocious passion for national sovereignty, Donald Trump seized victory in the 2016 presidential election over the very face of globalism.
With hindsight unknown to Phyllis when she wrote the August 2016 Phyllis Schlafly Report, we can see that she was right about President Trump. One of his very first actions as president was to pull the United States out of the terrible trade deal known as TPP. He has worked hard to secure bilateral trade deals which protect American interests. He has also fostered a business climate in our nation that makes corporations want to stay here. They know business is booming in America again and they want to be a part of it.
When it comes down to it, anyone can see that Phyllis Schlafly was right on globalism in 2016, just as she was right about it in her very first Phyllis Schlafly Report in 1967. Americans want to know that their interests come first. They don’t want to play second fiddle to corporations, other nations, immigration, or anyone else. We want our nation’s elected officials to look out for us. Phyllis sparked that energy in 1964 and she fanned the flames until her death in 2016.