No, I'm not saying all rebellions are morally unjustified. Just most of them, and definitely this one in particular. If your grave abuses consist of failing to allow people to smuggle tea, and taxing people to lay off the debt for a war they started, you're nor really all that tyrannical a government. Rebellons usually results in a government that's just as bad with the added bonus of lots of pain, suffering, and death - especially for the common man. As for the United States, it got lucky. An unjust rebellion made a country which is actually pretty nice to live in. I am definitely not advocating that we rebel against this "illegitimate" government and return ourselves to the Crown (most governments start out with some degree of illegitimacy). Current American Presidents, as far as I am concerned, represent a lawful government, so I afford them the honor and respect that a nation's leader deserves.