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.
Somewhat related to the post below, AVI is thinking about how much of politics is about virtue signalling.
I suspect that he overestimates its importance. In politics, there are many factors: likability, charisma, vote-buying, partisan loyalty, and so forth. Virtue itself has never been a major factor in electoral politics, or in any form of governance in history.
However, I would not dispute AVI's several posts over the years about the importance of tribal and affinity signalling in social relations. (Two Ls in signalling? Who knew?)