First, let me just say it’s been years since I last reached out to you. We met once in the early 90s. You came to William Jewell College in Liberty, MO, to debate Sarah Weddington during the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. I was a young student at William Jewell College. You were right at home on William Jewell’s Southern Baptist campus. You might remember me as one of maybe 3 other pro-choice supporters that night versus the hundred or so pro-lifers. I was the one wearing a bright “my body, my choice” t-shirt. I kind of stood out – I know it’s shocking. To be honest I’m a little surprised you are still alive and kicking. If memory serves, you weren’t a spring chicken back then. Of course, I mean that in the best way possible.
Now, not only are you alive, but you killing it with some great quotes on Ebola and Obama. I recently read your take on Obama’s responsibility for the Ebola outbreak in the United States –
“There are all kinds of diseases in the rest of the world, and we don’t want them in this country,” Schlafly said. “And it’s Obama’s job to keep them out.
“Out of all the things he’s done, I think this thing of letting these diseased people into this country to infect our own people is just the most outrageous of all.”
Schlafly said the government should screen immigrants for disease before they enter the country, as was done at Ellis Island a hundred years ago.
“That was the purpose of Ellis Island – to have a waiting place where it was decided whether people were healthy enough or responsible enough to come into our country,” she said. “The idea that anybody can just walk in and carry this disease with them is just an outrage, and it is Obama’s fault because he’s responsible for doing it.”
When asked why the current administration hasn’t done more to prevent diseased illegal aliens or Ebola carriers from Africa from entering the country, Schlafly said Obama wants to make the U.S. more like the rest of the world.
“Obama doesn’t want America to believe that we’re exceptional,” Schlafly said. “He wants us to be just like everybody else, and if Africa is suffering from Ebola, we ought to join the group and be suffering from it, too. That’s his attitude.”
“No one knows exactly how many people died during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic. During the 1920s, researchers estimated that 21.5 million people died as a result of the 1918-1919 pandemic. More recent estimates have estimated global mortality from the 1918-1919 pandemic at anywhere between 30 and 50 million. An estimated 675,000 Americans were among the dead.”