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.
Rebecca is very devoted to a free Internet and knowledgable on China dissidence. But, she opposed the US Congressional bill to penalize US companies which cooperate with foreign government's repression. Nor does she mention the US companies, like CISCO, whose technology is a key piece of despotic government's repressive infrastructure.