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 can imagine the loads of people who would dump on me just for being conservative. Somehow I ended up with a lot of old 'friends' who are raging liberals. Some have bad-mouthed me on Facebook, etc.
Just on a funny note, I live is a semi-small town type of place. My husband is obsessed with joining all of the local yard sale pages...which not only sell things locally, but are a place for gossip and local news. It's hilarious. If there is ever an accident, strange animal sighting, fire, etc., go to the yard sale pages for the goods. Within minutes of an event occurring that seems noteworthy, there will be dozens of postings, comments and speculation.