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.
There is an active shooting war coming right here. Right to your neighborhood. It will be slower to develop in the South than in places like LA ('65 and '83) or Dearborn where the Islamic population is essentially an enclave of unassilimilated pro Koranic murderous ideologues. But it is coming.
From the borders of the Southwest to the Islamic North Christianity and more importantly the Constitution are under attack as never before. HALF of the Democrats want the US to fail in Iraq. Yes, I know it says George Bush but the two cannot be separated.
The nation is split 50/50 along what I will call traditional lines of Constitutional government and 50% who have bought into the Marxian 'wealth causes poverty" palaver that drives an ever increasing socialist agenda.
Christopher Hitchens has written a wonderful article abot Mark Steyn's book America Alone:The End of the World as we know It"...the book is no crank edition but a tocsin of exacting clarity.
It is increasingly apparent that goverments, local,state, and federal are incapable of protecting the average citizen. In fact the recent KELO vs NEW LONDON Supreme Court decision turned eminent domain law on it's head and threatens each citizens right to own property.
There is no where the average citizen can now turn for protection, with the exception of a dynamic application of the Second Amendment. Get a gun and protect yourself and the constitution if you must, for no one else is going to.