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.
Thirteen here yesterday, daughters, grandkids, husbands, boy friends, girlfriends. No little kids (for once). Lasted noonish into the evening. Heard not a smidgeon of politics, and some of these spawn are politically active. No drunks, no bad behavior, although alcohol was available. We sowed good manners 50-60 years ago and are now harvesting the crop.