If you look at how history is taught today, George Washington is a genius leader and Thomas Paine just wrote a pamphlet to incite the people. No one is taught the actual content of that pamphlet because it contains the American Enlightenment - it is the Ron Paul Revolution we are still trying to teach and the philosophical basis for individual liberty.
We cannot teach children about freedom....dangerous.
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain