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.
As usual, Madison was right. He didn't come up with the Constitution because it just seemed like a good idea. He studied previous attempts at governing arrived at probably the best attempt at government that dignifies the individual. Unfortunately, its best feature is also its weakest point because they are susceptible to ambitious and corrupt people who achieve their power by convincing enough people their dignity comes from them rather than themselves.