It's pretty amazing, in this world of innovation and creativity how quickly something becomes cemented as the original.
Players didn't stand en masse for the anthem in every game before 2009.
The idea of Jesus being punished by God for sinners didn't exist before the 16th century.
My son is going to a University that has existed longer in a world without America than with it.
Republican and Democrat platforms from the 50's wouldn't be recognized today.
Guns were strongly regulated in early America.
Every idea you believe today was once a heresy of some kind or another. So, be careful latching on too strongly to any ideas.