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 weren't for the French Fleet at Yorktown, you might be watching that royal wedding later this month as a loyal subject. The French also left 1,300,00 dead on their own soil at the end of that little war in 1918, kind of knocked the ever living shit out of them for the next war twenty years later, don't you think?
Courage? The Sixth Colonial Parachute Battalion at Dien Bien Phu? I'm gonna' go way out on a limb and say the previous posters would have needed new underwear as they dissolved into sobbing balled up shitbags, weeping for mommy, had they been there in 1954.