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.
Hell, thousands of elderly people died in France a few years ago when the power grid went down during a heat wave. Their families were on vacation (a semi-permanent condition there) and the Service Linemen and Doctors were limited in the amount of overtime they could work. Rules are rules, especially when you let bureaucrats rule.