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.
Reminds me of The Nine Nations of North America by Joel Garreau (1981) which was recommended to me by an IBM exec covering international sales. Still holds up.
BTW, did anyone know that an Alabama lobbyist can donate $250 PER DAY ( two hundred and fifty dollars each day) to a politician wihout having to report it? Just saw it on the MSM and am befuddled. Over $90,000 per year per lobbyist? I'm moving and changing careers.