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.
Barrister ... I believe that you're right about the Lefties; They want to be in charge of things, and they are woefully ill-equipped to be so. So their solution is to fatally damage the family, and to destroy America's established religions. Speaking from long-term personal observation, I have never before seen quite such dedicated resentment and hatred aimed at all Western religions. The only religions which are being coddled are the Islamic and related faiths.
Well, yes. They have the advanced academic degrees and from better schools, too. That must mean they are smarter than we are. And therefore they clearly are better suited to determine how society should work and what is most moral. Naturally, they should be in charge. But those kinds of qualifications don't necessarily put you in charge in a religious organization or a family, so the solution is to remove the power and influence those organizations have - after all, they've been shown time and time again to have been the source of evil - and concentrate power and dependency in the government, where they can rule.
Mind you, I've got a B.S. from MIT and an M.S. from a medical school, so I figure I'm a $#!tload smarter than some dufus who got a B.A. in Journalism or Poly Sci. But it's been scientifically proven that Conservatives are not as smart as Liberals - there's been studies! It's science!
Which is why, I'm sure you know, the 2d Amendment is so important.
Please, obtain something more than a shotgun or a pocket pistol and become proficient with it.
At best, if you're lucky, you'll find yourself a little behind the learning curve.
I thought Mr. Obama was being touted as a wonderful orator, a moving speaker. Then yesterday he was quoted on Drudge as condemning one of Romney's speeches as "a cow pie of distortion", revealing himself as a vulgarian, not an orator. Tut-tut. That's the kind of insult that slimes the speaker rather than his target.
If you believe in the Christian religion then all of this should not come as a surprise.
Satan is trying to disrupt things so that when God comes back to reclaim what is His; people won't be saved.
What better way to accomplish that but by undermining the things that He established.
Progressives, liberals, et al, are just the worldly conduits for the devils work. They are pawns in the spiritual war that goes on beyond our "sight". The left is being used and their hearts are so hardened they don't even know it.