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.
This is all social engineering of the young to become slaves. Learned helplessness, as they do in elementary schools. Where the youngster has to go to some "higher up" to deal with some perceived problem of being bullied. These kids aren't being hardened and encouraged to become independent and solve their own problems, they are being groomed to be compliant sheep to live under the boot of a police state. You know that one that Orwell described stamping on your neck forever?
"How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!"
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
― Samuel Adams