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.
Remember the story of the Happy Hypocrite. Was it Oscar Wilde (or was that the Picture of Dorian Grey), with the tale of the sinner who donned the mask of a saint in order to go around the world incognito. To avoid discovery he had to act appropriately to fit the mask. After years and year of this one day the mask fell off. Horrified, he froze. But his face had changed into that of a saint.