So I hereby suggest we nominate the great heroine of the social conservative movement: Phyllis Schlafly.
When I was a teenager, it looked like the ERA would become the law of the land. Do you remember, readers who are close to my age:
|Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.|
|Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.|
|Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.|
Need I say more how pernicious that language would have been in our Constitution? Social Engineering by liberals and courts would have been the law of the land. It certainly looked bad for a while:
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