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 quit the ABA a number of years ago when it first started pushing abortion. Since then it has only gotten worse and worse in terms of turning from a professsional organization into a political correctness advocate. It's really kind of become a joke. When I was a young attorney, my law firm used to encourage lawyers to be members; about 10 years ago the partnership voted that it would no longer pay the membership fees.