Today in 1913 – The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law. Another tilt on the downhill slide into the abyss.
Today in 1943 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.
Today in 2013 – The Islamic State of Iraq enters the Syrian Civil War and begins by declaring a merger with the Al-Nusra Front under the name Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham – ISIS. A product of thinking we could ‘fix the Middle East with ‘Arab Spring™’ a fabrication of the Left – Obama, Her Filthiness Hillary “NOT your president” Clinton and John “F**k your buddies” Kerry.