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.
I recently re-read "Blacklisted By History", by M Stanton Evans, an historical reassessment of Joe McCarthy based on the archives, and "Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case", by Allen Weinstein, a highly acclaimed work on the cause celebre that never dies. No spy novel ever written can equal the Weinstein book!
As both of these works point out over and over, the Stateside Commies were always trying to stay just below the radar so as not to be noticed; their backstage allies in government were the New Dealers and liberal Democrats. These books are amazing reads and one realizes that nothing has changed in the past 60+ years.
The battle lines are still the same, the tactics, the liberal media lining up with the left, and all the rest. We do not seem to learn from our past mistakes and end up fighting the same battle over and over. Freedom has great worth and therefore the price is high.