Ben Gates: A toast? Yeah. To high treason. That's what these men were committing when they signed the Declaration. Had we lost the war, they would have been hanged, beheaded, drawn and quartered, and-Oh! Oh, my personal favorite-and had their entrails cut out and *burned*! So... Here's to the men who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what they knew was right...what they knew was right.
* They were men, so I'll call them "Founding Fathers." The word "Founders" calls up images of ships going down at sea and introduces ambivalence towards the brave patriots of 1776.