When are you going to stop being so docile, malleable, and complacent? Yes YOU, I’m speaking to the silent conservatives, those that don’t want to be perceived as being a “right-wing nut” about their political affiliation with the RIGHT. The ones that don’t want to be noticed because they don’t have the stomach for the possible comments, and backlash, the ones that don’t want to stand up and verbally support their party when the opportunity presents itself because “who am I to force my opinion on others” mentality. The ones that tell me every day every opportunity they can get, how I’m hurting my chances for future opportunities in business because “what if that client doesn’t like conservatives?” The ones that mention they don’t discuss politics period, no not even in their own homes with their own children!
You must enjoy living life as a prisoner, seriously, think about it. YOU have no voice because you fear judgment, criticism and possibly someone not liking you. You have locked yourself in a cell and silenced your own voice. You don’t have to go out among your peers as if you are preaching from a soap box, but you should when the situation is has presented itself open for discussion speak up for the conservative beliefs and concepts.
You fear the unknown, because if someone can link you to a statement that was made in support of the true God fearing, right to life, free-enterprise, 2nd amendment loving conservatives, you may be ostracized. I’m not advocating you go to your place of employment and take up a soap-box; I’m just letting you know that you have a right to freedom of speech as long as it’s not defamation, slanderous or libel.
You not discussing politics at home with your family are a disservice to your children. I don’t want to hear that tired old excuse, “I want them to make their own choices.” How can you raise children with solid Christian values if you don’t discuss religion and God with them? Well how do you raise children with good strong conservative values if you don’t discuss what it means to be conservative? I see the two subjects as compliments to each other. I don’t see much value to practice “separation of church & state” in my own household. Christians believe in the right to life, so do true conservatives. Christians believe in helping those that need a hand but at the same time showing them how to help themselves, so do conservatives, for it says in the bible: “God helps those who help themselves!” Hezekiah 6:1. Christians believe in providing opportunities for all to prosper, as do conservatives. The bible states: “How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest — and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.” Proverbs 6:9-11. My point is the home and hearth is where YOU raise your children so that they may go forth into this world and are steeped in the values and morals that will not only make them productive and successful inhabitants of this world, but also children of God.
You may be asking why am I singling out these particular persons, perhaps you recognize yourself in some of the mentioned descriptions? I was one of YOU silent conservatives that do no justice for our party by locking ourselves in a cocoon of silence. By not speaking up to extol the rights our party has provided, and pointing out the correct core values and beliefs of conservatives as well as all the historical rights conservatives have granted minorities over the years, I inadvertently allowed the lies that the democrats were spreading to poison the minds of many, even those in my family. You see when I was old enough to vote, and vote I did at 18, black conservatives were not purposely apparent, they were gawked at, considered suspect, and ridiculed. Oh yes the great 1980’s was still a new frontier for black conservatives to come out from behind their self-imposed gags! I’ll never forget walking up to a campaigner for Ronald Reagan in my upper-middle income 98% (I think my family was the 2%) Caucasian suburban town and asking if I could have a Reagan pin as well as some of the other items he was handing out at the train station that day. The look on that man’s face was priceless! To this day I’ll never forget the numerous expressions that crossed his face in 60 seconds, from confusion, comprehension, to suspicion! I explained to this dumbfounded person that I had decided based on my own research that I felt as a Christian and capitalist, Ronald Reagan’s beliefs and ideals closely matched mine; therefore I would be making my first vote ever as a Republican while living in a houseful of democrats. The grin on that man’s face has embolden me ever since. Even after that encounter and building up the nerve to approach that man in front of my fellow train commuters, I didn’t say much to anyone around me regarding my political affiliation or thoughts. Oh I discussed things at home at the dinner table with my democrat parents (brother too young to care or vote), but at school and work, I just listened to people spew things I knew wasn’t correct as I had research these topics, debated them on the debate team, or just followed it in the news in my own geeky “Alex P. Keaton” fashion (remember the show Family Ties with the bow-tie wearing, capitalistic, conservative loving brother) well that was me in the female version. Finally after years gone by, few and little words from me in regards to my political beliefs, the anger over being assumed to be in agreement with some of the most asinine ideology and laws enforced upon me by a liberal take-over in congress that I would be silent no more! Enough was enough, and time to risk the ridicule, comments, and personally I didn’t care anymore whether someone liked me because of my politics. That just meant they didn’t like me as a person to begin with, because my politics are part of my belief structure as I stated previously. Don’t get me wrong my statements are not just targeting the black conservative, but all conservatives that with free will, bemoan the state of the economy, lack of jobs, too much government control, elected officials in office that aren’t doing anything or not doing as they so represented themselves during their campaigns. I personally feel you have no right to complain about anything, hey do that in the privacy of your home behind your closed doors, right? Right! If you can’t in some small way educate (correct or stand up for the party when you hear false information being banded about), Teach and keep the true conservative beliefs, and just give a minimum of a help to the party during election times by placing a sign in your yard then yes stay silent oh but keep casting your vote. If you are bending over backwards as you see it your only means to survival with the attack first, reason last liberals, we don’t want you!
Let’s stand up and be counted by voices, and actions this year! We can make all the difference in the elections just by being seen and heard! It is never more imperative than now that we take back our country and our lively-hoods this November 2012. It is imperative that we choose a strong true conservative candidate for this dire race against the liberals’ destruction of this once great U.S. of A. Just by stepping out of our “comfort zone cells” and making a small change that gets noticed and could make all the difference in just one more voter to not only consider another option but to vote with a conscious!
I need you to help me, see I’m doing my part now as a committeeman for the republican party in my township, and trust me this particular YOU person that I’m describing exists! I’ve had many a doorstep conversations with them. My favorite statement from them are, “I vote, but I don’t want a lawn sign, because my neighbor might get perturbed, he’s a democrat you know.” Jaw drops me every time! Why would you care when you own your house, it’s within code, and that neighbor doesn’t care about upsetting you when he places his parties candidate sign in his yard? So please come on out of those shackles and do something to help yourself and your conservatives make 2012 a “give me back my life and my country” year!