I believe that the Founding Fathers in one of my favorite film musicals, 1776, would cheer Billie Dawn as played by Judy Holliday in George Cukor's Born Yesterday. In it, Billie is an average American who comes to put forth her own personal declaration of independence after applying the words of our Founding Fathers to her own life.
But change, she does. Billie becomes enlightened and aware. She absorbs the words of our Founding Fathers and makes them an active bright force in her life. At the Watergate Concerts, she reveals that her long-fractured relationship with her loving widower dad may be on the mend. Her dad dislikes Harry. Billie says, "He always used to say 'Never do nothin' you wouldn't want printed on the front page of The New York Times.'" We know her dad would like Paul.