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.
The Left loves totalitarian thugs. Of course. It's the quickest way to exert power over people - for their own good, of course. That theme is just so consistent: "We must take away your freedom because we care..." and it's always implied "because we are smarter than you." Chavez threatens independent schools: Moonbattery, whence the photo on right.
A "good college" means nothing to me. Attack Machine. He wants results. However, a fine liberal arts education is not really an investment in one's business success: it's supposed to be an investment in your soul. America is filled with multi-millionaires who never heard of Plato, and I think that is a wonderful thing (although it's their loss). Americans, on the whole, are a practical people.
even Multi-millionaires used to know who Plato was because they taught it in high school and society felt it was important to have a classical education. Now you need to know what's going on with OJ Simpson or the Simpsons or Brittany Spears.
Hopefully the wheel will turn and it will be important again.