Touche, what makes you think an independent is not a constitutionalist? By independent I just mean that I am not for or against anything the two major parties are for or against. I'm an educated man and pretty bright. I'll vote and support what is right, not what I'm told to support. Poor souls that are saddled with a party's ideals. Before they think for themselves they have to decide whether to conform or to revolt. As an independent, I just vote for what I believe in. I hate that politics that are decisive and have nothing to do with a forum sneak into the discussion. Yes, politics are a huge concern; land matters, cash for clunkers crap, etc. But why pick fights here or elsewhere about political issues that devide us not unite us in the fights we need to make as a group.
And... "you, sir, are a formidable opponent."
Extend to those we meet friendship, courtesy and tolerance, as these values are necessary as well as contagious.