"Those who control the past control the future. Those who control the present control the past." - 1984
So by this same token, this explains the need of those in the Tea Party and Christian Dominionist theology to rewrite history. If you can control the "facts", then you can control the dialogue and steer it in a direction that supports your platform. Remember that little document Michele Bachmann signed which stated black children during slave days were far more likely to have a father and a mother in the home than they do today? Yet another example of what I am saying here. Now I want you to leave in the comments section your historical facts, as written by the likes of Bachmann and her kind.