I'm about to say things that may make you mad. I don't take offense if you feel the need to yell at me for my opinions here, even my parents don't agree with me. I feel that the leaders of the American revolution misused the Bible to attempt to justify their acts of rebellion against the authority God placed over them. The Bible clearly states that God places kings and authorities in power and we as Christians are supposed to submit to their authority. The only time we are not to submit is if the authority asks us to do something the Bible says is wrong, then we are to simple, peacefully, say no, and accept the consequences. The revolutionary leaders took various scripture verses out of their proper context to justify their actions. They used verses talking about what government should do to show that England was out of line, while ignoring the verses that say we are to submit even if they are out of line and let God deal with those who do not honor Him. So that's my opinion. I believe God in His mercy chose to use this country to do many good things in spite of the fact that we started out very badly.