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.
That's easy for me to answer: I do, and I always did. A person without family, tribe, and community is a person adrift, a lone wolf, a lost soul. Governments have nothing to do with it. He says of socialist schemes:
The state replaced the family. It told men and women that they no longer needed to make permanent commitments to each or to their parents and children. So long as they paid their taxes, the state would bear the burden of their commitments. And so men and women gave up on each other, parents gave up on their children and children gave up on their parents, the family fell apart and now the state that took its place is also falling apart.
Back in the ColdWar/StoneAge days, high school civics and history teachers told us Communists would replace family with the State. This was already done in Russia and its satellites, we were told. Such a thing would never happen in the US of A, as long as we had Constitutionally respectful people in the Federal Congress and state legislatures, as long as we had freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and as long as we had a strong military. Now, the idea of we don’t need no education is more than just another brick in the wall – the idea is the wall. We don't need no thought control? Well, we have it anyway.