Political Activist Phyllis Schlafly's Letter Evokes all Kinds of Comments on Patch

Director of the Eagle Forum and Ladue resident takes strong stance against Prop 1

Phyllis Schlafly, a long time conservative political activist and former resident of Alton, IL and now Ladue has weighed in on the highly-controversial .49 cent tax levy on the ballot April 3 in Ladue.

Schlafly stands behind the facts and figures of the Take Back Ladue Commitee, urging fellow residents to vote down the tax levy. So far, more than 30 readers have weighed in on this hot-button issue.

Schlafly penned her message using the letter head of the Eagle Forum. Some might interpret that as using the weight of her national organization to influence a local election? Others might just say she is expressing her own points of view?

Tell us in the comments section below if you stand with Schlafly, or you stand in opposition. The vote is just a week away and we'd like to know what's on your collective minds.

James Baer March 24, 2012 at 12:56 AM
What do you think of a national political figure weighing in on a local school board race? Your opinion counts, for sure.
Louis Leffingwell March 24, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Shouldn't we all embrace free speech?
CreveCoeurDad March 24, 2012 at 05:41 AM
Of course Schlafly is entitled to her opinion, and considering she lives in the district, she's more than entitled to endorse one side or the other - however, considering the general political leanings of the district, I'm not sure I'd want her on my side regardless of what position she took. The majority of voters in the district are on the opposite side of the political spectrum from her and would find themselves horrified to agree with her on anything. Many of those from the minority side who may agree with her on some issues tend to find her an embarrassment and wishes she would just go away. She may be a national figure, but I don't think she has much of a local (Ladue) following. I think Schlafly could endorse oxygen and some people would vote against it just to spite her.


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