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.
Martin Gardner wrote The Annotated Alice and discussed this a bit. Good times. Gardner was brilliant, writing a mathematical games column for Scientific American back when it was, well scientific. He seems to be forgotten now.
Assistant Village Idiot
I remember singing this. "You are old, Father William," the young man said, "and your hair has become very white...."