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.
To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father's has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association--the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.
Thomas Jefferson: Note in Tracy's "Political Economy," 1816.
Pardon me, Tom. I referred to the original constitution before the 16th Amendment. Before the nut jobs of the time approved that amendment income tax was clearly unconstitutional. Our ancestors passed that crap down to us and in turn we have spent the last 50 years passing debt to our descendants. This too, violates the original constitution. It constitutes debt peonage that our children will suffer for no fault of their own. I can't think of anything more un-American.