I declared my independence of Britain in 1978, and since then have never heard anyone in these former colonies say that the American revolution was a big mistake... until this weekend.
Gary North makes that argument here, however. I can certainly agree that it has failed miserably to live up to its promise. I'll also agree that the founders never intended to create a free society, but merely one that they governed, instead of His Britannic Majesty. But Gary goes further, as you'll see.
He sometimes writes very well, sometimes IMHO rather poorly. In this case, he seems in conflict with Murray Rothbard, whose Conceived in Liberty may be a bit too uncritical of the founders.
But it's provocative and therefore worth a read.