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.
When back home in England, Chesterton’s objections gave way to thanks. That would be thankfulness that his country had not taken a similar step. In fact, it was this very sense of thankfulness that led him to propose a Thanksgiving Day for England. It would be a day to “celebrate the departure of those dour Puritans, the Pilgrim fathers.”
Chesterton had a thing about Puritans and Calvinists in general. Not the worst of Christians by any stretch, but you'd never know it to read GKC.
Assistant Village Idiot
Chesterton was speaking in the context of his own time, when mainstream Protestant denominations were still Christian and, therefore, closer to Catholicism than the very hostile and heterodox Calvinist and Puritan sects.