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.
If it sometimes seems that the nation is governed by an elite liberal clique of college fraternity and sorority pals who are out of touch with average Americans, that's because it's largely true. Every president, and almost every presidential candidate for the last two decades, has been a graduate of Harvard or Yale. If the Senate confirms Kagan, every member of the Supreme Court will have been a Yale or Harvard attendee, too.
You should see what havoc single (divorced) women do to their ex-husbands using the sorority network! The daughters are passed around to whatever school has a strong enough network to grease them through (or not require science/math which they cannot pass). There are "sisters" in every city and state, who can be contacted and asked "to help teach a lesson". It does not matter if the man in question is a good man, paid all his child support, called his daughter several times a week for years, begged for his visitation rights, etc. Most importantly it does not even matter if the "sorority sister" in question used that man to put her all the way through her ph.d (without having to work). Then on the very day she received notification of having successfully defended her ph.d thesis, the network of "sisters" cleaned out their house-- before he even got home from work that night. This woman has then spent the next 30 years trying to keep him unemployed, and stalking them wherever they move to. Not because she needs the money, she is making in the six figures--because the "sisterhood" wants every white/straight male out there to be afraid, and in today's legal system there is no defense for any man--all women are victims. I would no more let my daughter be in a sorority than I would let her stay with an abusive male partner!! They turn out obedient robots with attitude and unearned self esteem. If you want to know more about sororities--look up cult.