"When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King... is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States....
A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."
--The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
Happy fourth, everbody. Let's remember what today celebrates.