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 received a letter recently from a man who grew up in my old neighborhood back in Harlem. When he and I were in the same junior high school, one day a teacher who saw him eating his brown bag lunch suddenly arranged for him to get a lunch from the school cafeteria without having to pay for it.
It happened so fast that my schoolmate had already taken a bite from the school lunch when he suddenly realized that he had been given charity-- and he wouldn't swallow the food. Instead he went to the toilet and spat it out.
By now his brown bag lunch had been thrown out, so he just went hungry that day. He went on to become a very successful psychiatrist.
Its not too late for us to convince Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams to run for Pres. and VP. The time is right to start a new party. They'd get the conservative, libertarian and the black vote. We could marginalize the dems to only getting the liberal vote and the repubs would get the moderate vote. They would win with 38% of the vote and the other two parties would get the message.