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.
'cause who you gonna call? Ghostbusters? So yesterday. Only the gummint will have any chance of making things better, which it will try to create the impression of doing while on the way to making things worse. Unintended consequences, you know.
...yes, the nation's leaders are after all, "only human", the poor dears. They didn't "mean" to create a third world authoritarian oligarchy out of the best political and economic system ever achieved.
What a sorry state we are in. I could just sit down and cry. (I won't do that. I hardly ever cry, which is kinda sick) We have gutted out everything that has made us great. We took everything for granted. Our grandparents, as well as our veterans sacrifice's. We allowed ourselves to become fat and lazy, became less vigilant. Trusted others, instead of our gut instincts.
We can get it all back. It won't be easy, and it definitely will take a while. Hell, we all have the same genes as our parents and grandparents, and if they can accomplish what they did , then we can too. WE HAVE TO WANT IT!!
Buddy, stock up on some flechette rounds for those home intruders. Forget about the birds. : )