honoring the Declaration of Independence, what the hell." ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, ratified on July 7, 1776 in Philadelphia, PA, by a bunch of ornery, already rich, trouble-making white guys who'd taken enlightenment acid and found a new idea. Not perfect. But very useful. True change. The battle of OUR times? Today's rich will pay anything to turn a concept — all men are created equal — into a commodity they can buy and sell.