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.
Says I, just give me my freedom, and I'll figure out how to be as happy or unhappy as I chose to be - and I'll do it my way, and definitely not the way a Harvard President would do it for himself - or "for me."
Furthermore, I do not need any government Soma. I can handle unhappiness just fine and I can take my lumps like a man, when necessary. Life wasn't meant to be a bowl of cherries, nor did I ever expect it to be.