If republican principles are to perish in America, they will succumb only after a long, frequently interrupted, repeatedly renewed period of social travail. They will more than once seem to be reborn, and will disappear forever only when an entirely new people has taken the place of the one that exists right now. Such a revolution can have no harbinger, no premonitory sign. [emphasis added]The new people have arrived, and based on a comment left on this blog, they live and breath envy, dreaming of a socialist utopia:
— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 
Wow, $6,000 in school taxes, I wish I could be so lucky to have such a large and expensive house. Somehow that statement doesn't buy a lot of sympathy from me.Tocqueville was right. When the ideals of a new people replace the ideals of our founding, the republican principals will disappear forever. A sad state of affairs.