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.
A bit off topic, but we are lead to believe that we should vote for a woman because her maternal instincts make her more noble, fair, just, compassionate LOL ........My personal favorite is that D women pols are concerned for the future because of the children. It is too laugh. If anything, the O'keefe Planned Parenthood videos reveal that women in power are just as despicable, greedy, and selfserving as any "so called" male Robber Baron or even mob boss. Not too mention, they are sneaky and underhanded; oh yeah, did I mention SNEAKY and Underhanded.
Arthur C Brooks has good numbers showing that conservatives give more of their own money (and time, and skill, and blood) than liberals. This is not quite so. What is so is that religious people give more than secular ones.* More religious people identify as conservative, so the conservative brand benefits from the association. Also, some of his data suggests - though he admits it is hard to define and measure - that the seculars who give most tend to be those who grew up in very religious households.
Two generations away from worship, people tend to give very little to charities of any sort.
*Yes, even after factoring out religious activities, religious people give more, volunteer more, give blood more. Don't be tiresome.
Assistant Village Idiot
Compassion? That's a Government responsibility. You peons stay away from it!