My #WalkAway Story Series: CW Miller

My #WalkAway Story Series is a bigger and more long term project for A Lady of Reason, and it’s all about YOU! This is your big chance at getting your voice heard and your own story out there! For many closeted conservatives, afraid for our livelihood, social networks, family connections, even physical safety now, being stuck in the closet can be extremely isolating and it’s easy to feel like it’s you against the world sometimes! I certainly feel that way! By sharing our stories collectively, I hope to give a voice to you, my dear readers and followers here on WordPress and Social Media, to show each other camaraderie and that in fact, we’re NOT alone, just in the shadows. Well folks, it’s time to come out of the shadows and into the light! The “silent majority” is at least half of our nation, so you’re not truly alone. Come and hear others, and add your own voice, your own story to the mix, of what it’s like being a conservative in an increasingly Leftist country! Send me an e-mail at aladyofreason@outlook.com or direct message me at @aladyofreason1 on Twitter to add YOUR story!!! 🙂 I’ll send you the standard question list, or you can just write it free form as a narrative…

This loyal patriot and follower of mine wanted to add her story into the mix of Walk Away stories as well! Here’s her very interesting story and good advice for those who feel afraid to be openly conservative!

Tell me about yourself briefly:

My name is Caroline and I currently live in Central PA; a native NY-er of 45 yrs. I am in my late 50’s, and I am and retired, although hard at work caring for a disabled spouse with Multiple Sclerosis, four pets, and looking after my adult son and his lovely girlfriend who both work full-time. All four of us actually have disabilities that challenge us each day and every day we conquer that is another battle won!

When did you become conservative? If you were ever liberal, what made you walk away?

Growing up in a large city such as New York City can mold one into a liberal entity by default by nature of its diversity and social needs and demands. However, exterior circumstances shouldn’t always influence our personal values by which we were raised, or what we feel or know in our hearts. Even though I was by nature a “wild child,” by nurture I was raised with very traditional values by a very tight-knit and strong family. At some point in my latter 20’s a gay friend called me a “closet conservative.” It was then I realized as I was sharing with him some issues I was going through in my personal life that I was becoming uncomfortable in my own skin because it really wasn’t the skin I belonged in!

Do you feel at all afraid to be openly conservative? If so, how do you cope with being closeted?

Fortunately as a young adult it was the Reagan/Bush era at the time so there was little stigmatization I had to face. Then among and after 8 yrs of the Clinton debacle there was always Mayor Giuliani, (thank God!), and then of course Bush Jr. I moved to Central PA in 2008, after a short two year stint in New Hampshire so the liberal pressure was little and far between; until, of course, Obama ran against McCain, then Romney, and then recently the Hillary nightmares. Most of the harassment took place on social media. I ended up blocking several people and had to break ties with a few.

What advice do you have for other conservatives who are afraid to speak out?

As the saying goes; “if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.” What use is it being born in one of the best countries of the world in all its freedoms if you have to be afraid to be free? I believe free-will is a gift from God, and so many use it for wrong. Use yours for right! Pun intended!

I agree Caroline! That’s a very good point that if we don’t stand up for our values, all we do is cave to the mob rule and popular opinion. What feels good rather than does good! We should not be afraid to be free in this country of freedom and the silent majority must no longer be silent to show our fellow Americans what we stand for 🙂

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4 thoughts on “My #WalkAway Story Series: CW Miller

  1. The left ideas and programs tend to be worse for those in needs. I know many where the main issue they had was being unable to hold a full time job due to medical or various reasons.

    Because they knew they would have some times when they need some gov’t assistance for a bit. They would have loved the existence of a flexible program that would have let them work more when they could and they didn’t lose all coverage and need to reapply when then eventually needed it again.

    But that is the problem with gov’t programs all the time they tend to be geared to either have you fully relying on them all the time, or if you only need the help occasionally it will be a hassle

    As a result some of them will be on social assistance and work occasional jobs but not so much that they lose all benefits. Becausw gov’t programs really don’t want to pay out to those in need of they can avoid it.

    They like to pretend they are there as a safety net but if possible the gov’t wants to keep you from getting care

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  2. I couldn’t help but note that this is someone dealing with disabilities – and not just because I’m in a similar situation. Persons with disabilities are one of the groups leftists claim for their own. I don’t know if it’s the same in the US, but were I used to live (a rare place with a high percentage of accessible units, so I got to know a lot of people with varying levels of physical disabilities), it was almost automatic: if you were disabled, you voted for the NDP – the leftiest of leftist major parties, here in Canada. One guy I knew ran for a conservative party. Being a wheelchair user, there were few doors he could go knocking on, so he would set up near intersections and campaign with passers-by. He had people shocked that he was running for a conservative party, because as a disabled person, he was supposed to support the leftist parties, because they were the only ones who “cared” for people with disabilities. (It was right up there with people telling him he shouldn’t be seen in public at all, because of his disability. :-/ )

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  3. We cannot allow others to bully us nor be intimidated in being called bullies because we stand up for our values! It’s like, we’re the bullies because we don’t allow ourselves to be bullied? smh I remember in the shop I worked in the city had quite the diverse mix of individuals and altho the clientele was well-heeled it was a casual relaxed atmosphere save for the one liberal boss out of the three. One was conservative, one was a libertine, and the other was a liberal. The two were helpful, cooperative, and respected our individualities as long as we weren’t disruptive. Sadly, the liberal guy was disruptive when we didn’t think or act like him. He could be extreme which was NOT the fashion for the 80’s but we didn’t mind until he would be angry at us for being, um, well,…us! He tried to use various employees’ gender, race, and sexual orientation too as crutches for his cause.

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