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The Supremacists: The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop it

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

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Date: March 2, 2005

Time: 12:00 noon

Speaker(s): Phyllis Schlafly — Author and Activist

Host(s): Becky Norton Dunlop —Vice President, External Relations,
     The Heritage Foundation


The gravest threat to American democracy is the supreme power of judges over political, social, and economic policy. In a bracing indictment, Phyllis Schlafly exposes the courts’ fifty-year conquest of legislative authority, made possible by presidents, congressmen, and voters who surrendered without a fight. The Supremacists is both a warning that self-government is in peril and a battle plan for overthrowing the tyranny of judges.

Our Constitution’s system of checks and balances between the three branches of government has been an illusion for decades. The reality is an increasingly brazen judicial supremacy. Judges dictate fundamental social policy, impose taxes, manage schools and prisons, and orchestrate elections. In short, Americans have exchanged the rule of law for the rule of judges. Chapter by chapter the astonishing scope of this judicial ambition is revealed. Without any constitutional mandate, judges have banned the public recognition of God, redefined marriage, undermined national sovereignty, released a flood of pornography, institutionalized feminist dogma, and handicapped law enforcement. Yet, in spite of everything, Schlafly concludes, the Constitution is on democracy’s side. It provides all the tools necessary – if only we’ll use them – to rescue America from the tyranny of judges.

PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY is the Founder and President of Eagle Forum, a national organization of citizens who participate as volunteers in the public policymaking process. Her monthly newsletter, The Phyllis Schlafly Report, is now in its 38th year. Her syndicated column appears in 100 newspapers, her radio commentaries are heard daily on 460 stations, and her radio talk show on education called "Phyllis Schlafly Live" is heard weekly on 45 stations. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington University, received her J.D. from Washington University Law School, and received her Master's in Political Science from Harvard University.
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