The Freeware Hall Of Fame

United States Myths - and their realities

By Rey Barry

"Abner Doubleday originated baseball"

We'll close with the myth that Abner Doubleday originated baseball. He didn't. He was not the first to set down the rules, not the first to play, not the one who named it. That's one myth we don't have to explode because others did. Do a search for him at and read all about it.

Choose another?

Introduction - How these myths began
"The US separates church and state"
"Justice will triumph"
"We have self-government"
"You cannot be forced to incriminate yourself"
"Americans have free speech"
"Americans have free radio and TV"
"No man is above the law"
"Corporate political contributions aren't bribery"
"The best is yet to come"

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