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.
If we continue to allow progressives and their agenda to march through our institutions (as Gramsci envisioned) then our country is doomed to fall from within, as Abraham Lincoln stated. If you don't think so, I suggest you read "standard" revisionist texts such as Howard Zim's "A People's History of the United States;" it's no coincidence that it's labeled as a "People's History," just as socialist countries were labeled as "People's Democracies"