By Irene F. Starkehaus -
The History Channel presented a three night miniseries from January 25 to January 27, 2015 on the Fathers of the American Revolution called Sons of Liberty. If you didn't know about it, you can follow the link and check out the episodes.
I promise that this show will be quite an eye opener for you:
Because Sons of Liberty has been aired by the History Channel, this automatically lends a degree of authority to its historical reliability, but this miniseries is less than accurate and seeks to manipulate our perception of American events. There is a specific message, a specific agenda that is baked into this show that goes beyond gratuitousness. At first blush, we can accept the soft porn storytelling as a sensationalized version of our beginnings for a society that suffers from ADHD and can't go five minutes without a hint of sludge.
And this is not to suggest that the story of our nation's founding should be canonical in nature and subject to accusations of heresy, but we know the chaos that has been created in Christianity (as a for instance) by simply trying to translate the Bible from one language to another. One word can set off a firestorm of debate that can cause irreparable schisms. Adaptations of history like Sons of Liberty can also have a lasting impact on our society if it advances inaccurate interpretations of the Revolution.