The facts seem obvious: you began in a revolution against lawful authority and confirmed yourself in a civil war of brother against brother.
By contrast, Oz united a whole Continent without killing anyone, then went on the gain our independence without killing anyone.
You concentrate power in the most powerful man in the world, making him Head of State, Commander in Chief, and your political leader. Whereas our Prime Minister is neither Head of State, nor Commander in Chief, but is our political leader who can be removed by his Party, or Parliament, or the people.
Happy is the country without the need of heroes. Why, our popular hero is Ned Kelly, who dressed himself in farmyard armour, killed a policeman, and who we hanged. Thank God we had no need of a Thomas Jefferson to lead us into an hysterical revolution.
Have a squiz at Ned Kelly by clicking on https://www.google.com.au/search?saf...NkUJKoGKvrM%3A
But fair's fair: I am prepared to do a swap, Ned Kelly for Thomas Jefferson.