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.
St Francis of Asisi is said to have exhorted his crew, "Preach the Word constantly. If necessary, use words." I have often resented those who demanded I join their beliefs rather than inviting me. So I am slow to speak of my specific beliefs and instead try to live them. Happy to share with anyone who asks. Occasionally I share on the Farm here, even when people don't ask.
That remark is usually attributed to Mark Twain, but I've heard it put into Abe Lincoln's mouth and a few others as well. People will often make up a quote for a dead personthat sounds good. Will Rogers, Shakespeare, Twain and Lincoln are probably the most often used that way.
I call it grinding your axe on someone's tombstone.