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 took note of two quotes in a comment by Jim C. about the Kimball piece quoted below:
'Rousseau warned that “Those who dare to undertake the institution of a people must feel themselves capable … of changing human nature, … of altering the constitution of man for the purpose of strengthening it.”'
Hillary Clinton, 1993: "Let us be willing to re-mold society by redefining what it means to be a human being in the twentieth century; moving into a new millennium."
Indeed. Does that mean that I get to redefine Rousseau and Hillary for their own good?