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 news has just come out that Dartmouth's newly proposed alumni constitution has been rejected by voters, 51 percent to 49 percent (67 percent being the threshold required for passage).
The proposed constitution had been roundly criticized for its anti-democratic nature, yet had been massively promoted by an alumni council that had already violated its own constitutional election rules in anticipation of the constitution's passage.
An overview of the whole saga can be found at Joe's Dartblog, here.
Let's see whether they do like the EU, and try it again in a year or two.