The Declaration of Independence. Yes, some of the signers were slaveholders, women had no active role in its writing, and we've never lived up to its ideals (could any nation?). It was a product of its time. Still, the ideals set forth are something to aspire to.
Everyone may interpret it
differently. Some may see Corporate America as the modern day King
George; others will see the President, Congress, or the Supreme Court in
the king role. But it is not a Republican or Democratic (big R, big D)
or Tea Party or Green Party document. The signers wrangled over every
word. There were almost insurmountable disagreements. And yet, they
pledged to each other "our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
Goodness gracious, can we not do the same?