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.
I am hoping for a piece on the illegal immigration bill from The Dylanologist, who is well-versed in the subject. My own thoughts about the details are confused and incoherent despite my basic tendency to feel that folks should stay in their own homes and improve their countries rather than running away. Assuming people all over the world want to come to America for "opportunity" (aka filthy lucre), better to work in a manly or womanly manner to make your own country more like the USA. Nobody is sneaking across the border for political freedom.
Scott's (at Powerline) thoughts are not confused. I always agree with Scott: he is smarter than me. He prefers the status quo to the proposed bill, quoting Sowell's first piece on the subect.
Today Thomas Sowell has his Part ll of The Amnesty Fraud at RCP, which makes similar points to Pat Buchanan's linked yesterday here.