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.
Maybe if Vermont taxes weren't so high they wouldn't have to dole out favors. My uncle lives in a modest 1200 sq ft home and his property taxes are $6,000 a year. Of course power is what liberals are all about anyway.
Vermont is an example of what happens when out of towners invade and overwhelm the locals. They brought New York worst habits with them. Somewhat like what happens out West with California emigrants.