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.
Agreed. And Odysseus would agree too. Didn't Plato have him in his myth picking up an obscure birth marker, there in the other world, before incarnation, a marker ignored by all the others, those intent on wealth, fame, beauty? A marker that might be entitled: obscurity and competence.