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.
The collapse of statist, social 'democracy' rather than liberalism. Classical liberalism has as much in common with it's deformed and bastardized version as does Das Kapital with The Wealth of Nations. 'Liberalism', like liberty, is a good word. It should be restored to it's original meaning.
Actually, I find myself agreeing with Tom C. The ongoing criminal enterprise that calls itself "Liberal" is anything but Liberal. I've known real Liberals in my younger days; these people who claim the Liberal mantle are anything but. It's time for the fraud to end.