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.
I've always loved this biblical passage as it sums up the arrogance & folly of the progressives world view.
These busybodies want to seize from Mary Magdalene what is rightfully hers to use/give as she pleases (in this instance to honor Jesus) sell it for 300 denarii and distribute the proceeds to the poor after Judas (federal government) steals his 'cut' first.
All done, of course, in the noble ideal of eliminating poverty.
When a thief robs you it matters little whether he spends the money on himself or gives it away to another. It's still theft.
"For the poor ALWAYS ye have with you"
Another good read on this folly:
"It's not yours to give" Col. Davy Crockett addressing the U.S. Congress.