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.
Democrats like Biden and Feingold seem to want the United States to abide by childrenís playground rules. Itís selfish when you intervene to help yourself, but itís acceptable when you intervene to help others. Itís egotistical when you do things alone, but itís commendable when you play well with others. But those rules arenít much help when a child molester stalks the playground. Sometimes you have to act alone and act out of self-interest to prevent evil people from doing evil things.
It is so basic that one would not think that this needed to be said - but it does.