Why We Really Need To Stop Romanticizing The American Revolution

American politicians, especially those of the Tea-themed persuasion, seem to love nothing more than invoking the events of the American Revolution to add an extra dose of dewy-eyed patriotism to whatever it is they're currently lobbying for. If you take the time to look at crazy stuff like "historical context," "facts," and "things that actually happened," however, a much more complicated (but no less important) picture begins to emerge.