On July 4, 1776, a bunch of malcontents holed up in some hall in Philadelphia decided to...
...stick it to the Man!
As you might expect from such radicals, there was a manifesto:
You have to squint a bit to read that, huh? I'll magnify one of the screed's more subversive passages to give you an idea just how dangerous these agitators were:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Happy Independence Day, and may the truths you hold remain, or someday become...