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 worked and lived in New York in the late 60s and early 70s and it was a mess. Giuliani et al performed miracles in turning the city around. I could of bought a town house in Brooklyn Hgts back then for around 20
grand, but I thought it would be like throwing money down the drain. Bad move, it'd be worth millions now.