We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
From a Town Hall meeting in Washington state. h/t, Classical Values. I know what the Congressman is thinking inside: "Why do I have to put up with these damn annoying citizens when we have such good plans for them?"
In my view, no real American wants anybody to make plans for their lives.
Reminds me of a comment by one of my favorite solons of the past, Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"A great man is always willing to be little. Whilst he sits on the cushion of advantage, he goes to sleep. When he is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something, he has been put on his wits, on his manhood, he has gained facts; learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit. The wise man throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point."
In other words, when you're under attack, shut up and learn something. But they won't.