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.
The elites believe they should run my life, and the dependents want my stuff. As it is, governments take 42% of what money I make. I guess in a way I am a serf, or a tenant farmer. I don't mind paying taxes, but it never seems to be enough for them.
If you don't mind paying taxes, you are a saint. Don't get me wrong, I pay mine and the IRS can audit me any time if they don't believe it. My wife is an accountant and she insisted on paying everything we might need to pay when we got married. It was our first big fight. But she won and though I am poorer, I sleep a lot easier knowing that I am in the clear.
My son got his first summer job last year and he was hoppin mad when he saw the bite taxes had taken from his first paycheck. Now he is further to the right than I am on taxing and spending.