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.
And like a lot of Americans, I can trace ancestry to more than one of of those roots. In my case, three of them [though I suspect more indentured servant than Cavalier for my early Virginia roots] while being born and raised in an area dominated by the fourth. Which points out that with the great mixing up of cultures and backgrounds in America, a geographic and cultural "home" is a rather ambiguous category for many of us.
Some time in my childhood I became aware that my parents had different origins- not difficult to discern from visiting respective grandparents- and how their origins differed from where we lived.
Oh yeah, homogenous Leave it to Beaver America of the 1950s. Tell me another one.
An aside, I found it interesting how civil government evolved. John Fiske in his 'Civil Government in the United States' observed that in the congregation centric New England area, the township developed with its direct democracy. But further south in Virginia, etc. the local government developed on the county government (more representative) level due to the large holdings and direct water linkages to the sea. The created cultural differences that we still see today.
Also, Daniel Hannan pointed out that the alignments during the English Civil Wars, including the one our Revolution came out of, also followed the loyalties of the areas in England from which the immigrants came.
"The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?"