When you say "sent here" you aren't imagining you're in Australia, are you?<quoted text>That many of those who founded our country were, in fact, criminals.
And by extension, those who were sent here from England's prisons to help build the colonies.
What were you saying about King George again?
I would ask you to define your terms. If you are working off of a coy definition of "criminal", then yes, all "founders" and rebels were "criminal".
If you're making broad assertions of the country's population in 1775, behind the poetic license in a vague use of "many", I would disagree strongly.