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.
Here's some art: This is Truth and Repentance, a detail from Botticelli's allegorical The Calumny of Appelles. Interestingly, this was Sandro's last secular painting. He became a Renaissance reborn Christian. How that happened I do not know.
Many Renaissance artists became Christians, in contradiction to the historic meme that the Renaissance was a turn towards humanism. The more I read about the times and the artists then, the more I see the lie to that theory.
Da Vinci, Caravaggio, Botticelli - all converts. Man may have been the visual measure, but he was further recognized as being the Imago Dei by these artists. More proof that you have to read history for yourself, especially in these days.