This is an honest theological question; I am happy to be American, and have no agenda here, other than generating discussion and sharing points of view.
My point of view is this. I am so grateful for all the freedoms our great nation affords, but at the same time I cannot help but wonder whether the revolt against the crown were unethical, the reason being: all authority comes from God, and without submission to civil authority, no society can maintain order. Granted, there were abuses of power in the 18th c., but was it really so bad that so many had to die and separate from one another?
Please do not simply answer yes or no; explain why or why not.