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.
You just can't make this stuff up. These folks are living in a Kindergarten world. That's fine for Kindergarten, but the Big World is not always benign, nor is the pursuit of "niceness" a prime driver in human nature. It would be a very dull world if that were the case.
And, by the way, don't we already have a State Department? What's their job?