Thanks for the post Citizen. I am just as passionate about the 4th as the 2nd.
This is one of those cases I like to think about when people, talk about those who break unjust laws as criminal. That means our founders were criminals, they broke unjust laws.
And how the American Revolution wasn't the war for Independence. The Revolution happened as Adams stated in the hearts and minds of the colonist and that eventually lead to the War for Independence. And this case as you pointed out was the spark.
"Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people . . . . This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution."
John Adams, 1818