Lederer, E. (1970, July 12). Country needs a romantic movie, says foe of hippies, drugs, feminists. The Eugene Register-Guard, p. 2E.
In this article, Lederer chronicles the then-California First Lady's blunt opposition to a whole host of societal changes that were heralded by many in the late '60s as part of the inexorable march toward justice. Among this august list were: pornography, sexual libertinism, abortion, drug use, the feminist movement (as expressed by champions of the ultimately failed Equal Rights Amendment, fashion, etc. A few of her choice quotes:
Over forty years later, Mrs. Reagan's remarks would likely incite just as much virulent opposition (perhaps more) than they did in 1970; Yet one wonders whether there might not be another collection of women who grew up under the influence of a society that rejected Mrs. Reagan's advice all those years ago. What might they tell us? I suspect there would be many more people who affirm the legitimacy of her prophetic warnings, than our major media outlets would admit.
I would love to hear from RSS Ronald Reagan readers on this question. What say you?