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.
My Dad had a running battle with a scientific magazine in his field over the term "Alien Species" and their position that alien species should be exterminated from the USof A. My dad was fond of pointing out to the scientific editors that most Ag crops and animals in the US were "alien" including wheat and horses. Ultimately they changed their terminology to unwanted introduced species.