T i m e l i n e   o f   U. S.   C o n s t i t u t i o n a l   D e c l i n e    ~    Compiled  by  mindnumbedrobot.com
L e g e n d  NOTES: I offer this timeline to my readers in whatever form it takes at the moment. It will be changed and updated as I see fit and as my research progresses. Most of the information is freely available, I merely compiled it in a form I find useful. I also can't guarantee that every piece of data is correct as I am human and as fallible as the next guy. I only ask that if you do find an error, please help me correct it.
 I'm in the process of updating and keeping up with the current administration, however, these guys move fast and one person cannot keep up. So, if you can point to a verifiable infringement of rights as guaranteed by the constitution, if you have evidence that some law or decree has or will be beneficial, or if you have any suggestions for an addition or improvement, please let me know. 

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07/04/1776 Declaration of Independence adopted    
01/14/1784 Revolutionary War Ends (Treaty of Paris)    
05/25/1787 Constitutional Convention opens    
09/17/1787 Final draft of the Constitution sent to Congress    
06/21/1788 Constitution Ratified    
03/04/1789 The Constitution goes into effect    
04/30/1789 George Washington sworn in as first POTUS    
12/15/1791 Amendments 1-10 - Bill of Rights    
  Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.    
  Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms - "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."    
  Amendment 3 - Quartering of Soldiers - No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.    
  Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure - The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.    
  Amendment 5 - Trial and Punishment - No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.    
  Amendment 6 - Right to Speedy Trial - In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.    
  Amendment 7 - Trial by Jury in Civil Cases - In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.    
  Amendment 8 - Cruel and Unusual Punishment - Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.    
  Amendment 9 - Construction of Constitution - The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.    
  Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People - The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.    
03/07/1795 Amendment 11 - Judicial Limits - The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.   Note: Article III, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 11.  
03/04/1797 John Adams   
03/04/1801 Thomas Jefferson   
1803 Marbury v. Madison greatly expanded the power of the SCOTUS by establishing its right to overturn acts of Congress, a power not explicitly granted by the Constitution    
06/15/1804 Amendment 12 - Choosing the President & Vice-President -    
03/04/1805 Thomas Jefferson   
03/04/1809 James Madison   
1810 Fletcher v. Peck SCOTUS first holds a state law unconstitutional.    
06/18/1812 War of 1812 begins    
03/04/1813 James Madison   
12/24/1814 War of 1812 ends (Treaty of Ghent)    
1819 McCulloch v. Maryland SCOTUS upheld the right of Congress to create a Bank of the United States also advancing the doctrine of implied powers, or a loose construction of the Constitution    
1871 National Rifle Association Founded    
1824 Gibbons v. Ogden SCOTUS ruled the power to regulate interstate commerce, which extended to the regulation of navigation, belonged exclusively to Congress    
03/04/1845 James Polk   
04/25/1846 Mexican War begins    
1/1/1848 Communist Manifesto published    
1/1/1848 Mexican War ends (Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo)    
1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford SCOTUS ruled that blacks were not citizens and therefore could not sue in federal court and Congress had no right to ban slavery from U.S. territories.    
03/04/1861 Abraham Lincoln   
04/12/1861 Civil War begins (Fort Sumter)    
1862 U.S. government issues its first legal tender notes, which are popularly called greenbacks.    
03/04/1865 Abraham Lincoln   
04/08/1865 Civil War ends (Lee surrenders to Grant)    
04/15/1865 Andrew Johnson (following death of Lincoln)    
12/06/1865 Amendment 13 - Slavery Abolished    
02/24/1868 House impeaches President Johnson    
05/16/1868 Senate acquits President Johnson    
07/09/1868 Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights    
1869 Knights of Labor is founded by Philadelphia tailors.    
03/04/1869 Ulysses Grant   
8/24/1869 Black Friday    
1870 Hepburn v. Griswold SCOTUS rules that the Constitution does not authorize the printing of paper money.    
1870 SCOTUS reverses its position on the printing of paper money and holds that issuing paper money is a proper use of the currency power in the Legal Tender cases    
02/03/1870 Amendment 15 - Race No Bar to Vote    
1871 Force Acts of 1870 - Anti Discriminarion    
1871 Civil Rights Act of 1871 - Anti Discriminarion    
1872 Congress passes the first of a series of laws to prevent the mailing of obscene materials    
03/04/1873 Ulysses Grant   
1877 The first nationwide strike stops trains across the country. Federal troops are called out to break the strike.    
1882 Standard Oil secret trust formed - 90% Oil controlled by Rockefeller & Associates    
1887 Interstate Commerce Commission created by Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 - First independent regulation agency    
1890 Sherman Antitrust Act regulates monopolies and other practices that limit competition    
03/04/1893 Grover Cleveland   
06/27/1893 Stock market crash    
03/04/1897 William McKinley   
04/21/1898 Spanish-American War begins    
12/10/1898 Spanish-American War ends (Treaty of Paris)    
12/10/1898 Guam & Puerto Rico ceded by Spain    
02/04/1899 Philippine-American War begins    
1900 United States adopts the gold standard    
3/4/1901 William McKinley   
9/14/1901 Theodore Roosevelt (following death of McKinley) (1006 Executive Orders Issued)    
7/4/1902 Philippine-American War ends    
1905 International Workers of the World (IWW), a radical union, is formed with the aim of overthrowing capitalism and replacing it with a socialist system.    
3/4/1905 Theodore Roosevelt   
2006 The banksters push for a central bank went into full force   See The Classic Liberal: http://the-classic-liberal.com/cass-sunstein%E2%80%99s-conspiracy-theory-the-federal-reserve/  
10/1/1907 1907 Bankers' Panic - leading to creation of Federal Reserve    
1911 Standard Oil Company Broken Up    
2/3/1913 Amendment 16 - Status of Income Tax Clarified    
12/23/1913 Federal Reserve Act    
Early 1900's Debunking Constitution as obsolete being openly discussed in academia and political circles. Marx's "Capital" taught in college in lieu of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations   Skousen The making of America p.217  
1913 US Department of Labor formed    
3/4/1913 Woodrow Wilson   
4/8/1913 Amendment 17 - Senators Elected by Popular Vote, States lose representation    
10/10/1913 Panama Canal completed    
1914 Clayton Antitrust Act legalizes nonviolent strikes and boycotts.    
1914 Implement Sherman Act & created Federal Trade Commision    
6/28/1914 Archduke Ferdinand assassinated, setting off WWI    
1915 Mutual Film Corporation v. Ohio SCOTUS upholds a state law that bars the showing of any film that is not of a "moral, educational, or harmless and amusing character.    
3/4/1917 Woodrow Wilson   
1917 Wilson creates Food Administration, Grain Corporation, War Trade Board & Committee on Public Information by Executive Order    
3/15/1917 The Tsar of Russia abdicates    
3/31/1917 U.S. purchases the Virgin Islands from Denmark    
4/2/1917 United States joins WWI    
1918 Daylight Saving Time Introduced    
1918 The Sedition Act is added to the Espionage Act of 1917. It prohibits speech, writing, or publishing critical of the form of government of the United States. More than 2,000 people are convicted for violating the Act and its constitutionality is affirmed by the Supreme Court several times    
1919 Over the course of the year, a record 4 million workers strike.    
1919 Schenck v. United States SCOTUS upholds the Sedition Act, ruling that sending written material to eligible men urging them to resist the draft is unlawful. The Court's opinion, written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, established the "clear and present danger" standard—that is, speech that threatens national security can be censored.    
1/16/1919 Amendment 18 - Liquor Abolished - Repealed (Am. 21)    
6/28/1919 WWI officially ends (Treaty of Versailles)    
1920 League of Nations Established    
8/18/1920 Amendment 19 - Women's Suffrage (Right to vote)    
3/4/1921 Warren Harding   
8/2/1923 Calvin Coolidge (following death of Harding)    
3/4/1925 Calvin Coolidge   
1925 Gitlow v. New York SCOTUS rules that the protections of the 1st Amendment apply against actions by state governments.    
1926 Radio Act of 1927 creates Federal Radio Commission    
3/4/1929 Herbert Hoover   
10/24/1929 Stock market crash "Black Thursday" - Collectivist Age begins    
1931 Near v. Minnesota SCOTUS rules against a state law that prohibited the publication of any "malicious, scandalous, and defamatory" periodical. Although the Constitution allows the government to punish some utterances after they are made, the government cannot place prior restraint on spoken or written words except in very particular circumstances    
1930-1933 Great Depression begins, nearly 10,000 banks fail    
1933 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is established, US ends gold standard    
1/23/1933 Amendment 20 - Presidential & Congressional Terms    
2/15/1933 Assassination Attempt on President elect FDR    
3/4/1933 Franklin Roosevelt   
12/5/1933 Amendment 21 - Amendment 18 Repealed    
1933 FDR Launches New Deal - Collectivism in full swing    
1934 Communications Act of 1934 creates FCC and replaces Federal Radio Commission    
1934 National Firearms Act - Brought about by the lawlessness and rise of gangster culture during prohibition, President Franklin D. Roosevelt hoped this act would eliminate automatic-fire weapons like machine guns from America's streets.    
1935 Wagner Act, based on the commerce power, recognizes labor's right to bargain collectively.    
1935 Federal Reserve Board becomes the Board of Governors, membership terms are set at 14 years    
1935 Congress passes Federal Register Act - All executive orders to be published in Federal Registry    
1935 Social Security Enacted in U.S.    
1936 John Maynard Keynes Publishes The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money   Wikipedia Entry  
1937 Steward Machine Co. v. Davis and Helvering v. Davis SCOTUS upholds the Social Security Act of 1935 as a proper exercise of the powers to tax and provide for the general welfare    
1937 United Auto Workers (UAW) sign a contract with General Motors after a successful sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan.    
1/20/1937 Franklin Roosevelt   
1938 Federal Firearms Act - Congress aimed this law at those involved in selling and shipping firearms through interstate or foreign commerce channels. Anyone involved in the selling of firearms was required to obtain a Federal Firearms License from the Secretary of Commerce ($1 annual fee). They were also required to record the names and addresses of everyone they sold guns to and were prohibited from selling to those people who were convicted of certain crimes or lacked a permit.    
1938 Fair Labor Standards Act establishes the minimum wage.    
1938 Fannie Mae founded by FDR in New Deal   Wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fannie_mae  
9/3/1939 WWII begins    
1940 Smith Act is passed. The Act makes it a crime to advocate the violent overthrow of the government, to distribute any material that teaches or advocates such, or to belong to a group with such an aim    
1/20/1941 Franklin Roosevelt   
12/11/1941 United States joins WWII    
1/20/1945 Franklin Roosevelt   
4/12/1945 Harry Truman (following death of Roosevelt)    
1945 First Computer Built (ENIAC)    
9/2/1945 WWII ends    
1/10/1946 First meeting of the UN    
1947 Taft-Hartley Labor Act limits some of the powers of unions and the circumstances under which they can strike.    
3/12/1947 Truman Doctrine - The United States, as "leader of the free world", must support democracy worldwide and fight against communism. TD represented the harsh aspect of containment policy, and the Marshall Plan was the soft side. The declaration of the Truman Doctrine served to inhibit the formation of coalition governments that included communist elements.    
4/1948 Marshall Plan or European Recovery Program, ERP was the primary plan of the United States for rebuilding and creating a stronger foundation for the countries of Western Europe, and repelling communism after World War II.  1st instance of Nation Building?  
7/26/1948 Executive Order 9981, which states, "It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin."    
1949 George Orwell Publishes Nineteen Eight-Four    
1949 NATO Established   
1949 Soviet Union Has Atomic Bomb    
1949 Amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 outlaws child labor.    
1/20/1949 Harry Truman   
10/1/1949 Communist China established    
6/25/1950 Korean War begins    
1950 Senator Joseph McCarthy Begins Communist Witch Hunt - expand    
1950 U.S. President Truman Orders Construction of Hydrogen Bomb    
1951 Dennis v. United States SCOTUS upholds the Smith Act of 1940 and rejects a challenge to the law by eleven Communist Party leaders convicted of conspiring to teach and advocate violent overthrow of the government.    
2/27/1951 Amendment 22 - Presidential Term Limits    
1/20/1953 Dwight Eisenhower   
7/27/1953 Korean War ends    
1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka SCOTUS invalidated racial segregation    
6/5/1954 Warsaw Pact   
1955 AFL merges with the CIO, forming the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).    
1956 Interstate and National Highway Act, based on the commerce and war powers, provides for a national interstate highway system.    
1957 SCOTUS modifies its 1951 holding regarding the Smith Act. In Yates v. United States, the Court overturned the conviction of several Communist Party leaders under the Smith Act on the grounds that merely urging a person to believe something, as opposed to urging a person to do something, can not be made illegal.    
1957 Roth v. United States SCOTUS rules that banning the mailing of obscene materials is a proper exercise of postal power and defines obscene materials as something the "average person" applying contemporary community standards will find appealing to prurient interest.    
1/21/1957 Dwight Eisenhower   
1957 European Economic Community Established    
10/4/1957 USSR launches Sputnik    
1958 Bank of America issued the BankAmericard (now Visa), the first bank credit card.    
1959 International Treaty Makes Antarctica Scientific Preserve    
1959 Landrum-Griffin Act is passed to help eliminate union corruption.    
1960 First Televised Presidential Debates    
1960 Gomillion v. Lightfoot SCOTUS outlaws gerrymandering    
1960 One third of all workers in the United States belong to a union.    
1/20/1961 John Kennedy   
3/6/1961 Executive Order 10925 makes the first reference to "affirmative action" creates EEOC    
3/29/1961 Amendment 23 - Presidential Vote for District of Columbia    
4/17/1961 Bay of Pigs invasion    
7/13/1961 Berlin Wall Built   
10/1/1962 Cuban Missile Crisis    
1963 Gideon v. Wainwright guaranteed a defendant's right to legal counsel    
8/28/1963 About 200,000 people join the March on Washington. Congregating at the Lincoln Memorial, participants listen as Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.    
11/22/1963 Lyndon Johnson (following death of Kennedy)    
1964 Heart of Atlanta v. United States SCOTUS rules the public accommodations provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a valid exercise of the commerce power    
1964 New York Times v. Sullivan SCOTUS ruled that debate on public issues would be inhibited if public officials could sue media for inaccuracies that were made by mistake    
1964 Wesberry v. Sanders SCOTUS rules that states must draw congressional districts of nearly equal proportions.    
1/23/1964 Amendment 24 - Poll Tax Barred    
7/2/1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964    
8/7/1964 Vietnam War begins (Gulf of Tonkin Resolution)    
8/24/1964 Warren Report on JFK's Assassination Issued    
1965 Social Security Act of 1935 amended to create Medicare, which covers hospital and other health-care costs of the elderly.    
1965 Mexican American labor leader Cesar Chavez garners national attention for the plight of farm workers by spearheading what becomes a five-year California grape pickers strike    
1/20/1965 Lyndon Johnson   
2/21/1965 Malcolm X, black nationalist and founder of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, is shot to death in Harlem NY. It is believed the assailants are members of the Black Muslim faith, which Malcolm had recently abandoned in favor of orthodox Islam.    
8/10/1965 Voting Rights Act of 1965, making it easier for Southern blacks to register to vote. Literacy tests, poll taxes, and other such requirements that were used to restrict black voting are made illegal.    
9/24/1965 Executive Order 11246 enforces affirmative action for the first time    
1966 Miranda v. Arizona SCOTUS held that the prosecution may not use statements made by a person in police custody unless certain minimum procedural safeguards were in place    
1966 Dept. of Transportation    
2/10/1967 Amendment 25 - Presidential Disability and Succession    
6/12/1967 Loving v. Virginia SCOTUS rules that prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional. Sixteen states that still banned interracial marriage at the time are forced to revise their laws.    
7/1967 Major race riots take place in Newark (July 12–16) and Detroit (July 23–30).    
1968 Robert F. Kennedy Assassinated    
1968 Gun Control Act - The assassination of John F. Kennedy, who was killed by a mail-order gun that belonged to Lee Harvey Oswald, inspired this major revision to federal gun laws. The subsequent assasinations of Martin Luther King and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy fueled its quick passage. License requirements were expanded to include more dealers, and more detailed record keeping was expected of them; handgun sales over state lines were restricted; the list of persons dealers could not sell to grew to include those convicted of felonies (with some exceptions), those found mentally incompetent, drug users and more. The act also defined persons who were banned from possessing firearms.
The key element of this bill outlawed mail order sales of rifles and shotguns; Up until this law, mail order consumers only had to sign a statement that they were over 21 years of age for a handgun (18 for rifle or shotgun); it also detailed more persons who were banned from possessing certain guns, including drug users, and further restricted shotgun and rifles sales.
4/4/1968 Martin Luther King, at age 39, is shot as he stands on the balcony outside his hotel room in Memphis Tenn. Escaped convict and committed racist James Earl Ray is convicted of the crime.    
4/11/1968 Civil Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.    
1969 First automated teller machine (ATM) begins operating in Rockville Centre, N.Y.    
1969 The Philadelphia Order most forceful plan thus far to guarantee fair hiring practices in construction jobs    
1969 Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC SCOTUS rules that the 1st Amendment does not prohibit FCC regulation of broadcasting, stating that there is "no unabridged right to broadcast comparable to the right of every individual to speak, write, or publish    
1969 Tinker v. Des Moines School Disctrict SCOTUS finds that the Constitution protects students who wear armbands in school to protest the Vietnam War.    
1/20/1969 Richard Nixon   
11/21/1969 ARPANET, the Precursor of the Internet is created.  Sarah Conner scared 
1970 Postal worker strike, involving 180,000 strikers, becomes the United States' largest public employee walkout.    
1970 The FHLMC (Freddie Mac) created to expand the secondary market for mortgages in the US.   Wiki article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_mac  
5/4/1970 Kent State Shootings    
1971 New York Times v. United States SCOTUS upholds the paper's right to publish the Pentagon Papers in New York Times v. United States.    
4/20/1971 Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education SCOTUS upholds busing as a legitimate means for achieving integration of public schools    
7/1/1971 Amendment 26 - Voting Age Set to 18 Years    
1972 Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms created - Enforcement of the Gun Control Act was given to the Dept. of the Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service. The organization replaced "tax" with "firearms," nearly doubled in size, and became the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).    
1972 Dunn v. Blumstein SCOTUS declares that lengthy residence requirements for voting in state and local elections is unconstitutional and suggests that 30 days is an ample period.    
1972 Brandzburg v. Hayes SCOTUS rules that reporters must respond to questions put to them in valid grand jury inquiries or criminal trials, and that protection for reporters who don't disclose their sources must be granted by Congress or State legislatures. Consequently, some 30 states have passed shield laws to do that.    
1972 Terrorists Attack at the Olympic Games in Munich    
1972 Furman v. Georgia SCOTUS in effect forces many states to rewrite death penalty laws    
10/1/1972 Watergate Scandal Begins    
1973 Miller v. California SCOTUS lays down a three-part test to determine what material is obscene.    
1973 War Powers Resolution of 1973, Congress claims the right to restrict the use of American forces in combat when a state of war does not exist.    
1/20/1973 Richard Nixon   
3/29/1973 Vietnam War ends (last U.S. troops leave Vietnam)    
1/22/1973 Abortion Legalized in U.S. SCOTUS rules in favor    
10/10/1973 U.S. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew Resigns    
8/9/1974 Gerald Ford (following resignation of Nixon)    
1975 Microsoft Founded   
1976 Buckley v. Valeo SCOTUS rules that campaign donations are a form of symbolic speech protected by the 1st Amendment—a decision that greatly complicates campaign finance regulation.    
1/20/1977 Jimmy Carter   
1977 Carter signs Community Reinvestment Act   Wiki Article on Fannie Mae has info on this topic as well.  
6/28/1978 Regents of the University of California v. Bakke SCOTUS ruled use of quotas in such affirmative action programs was not permissible    
2/11/1979 Ayatollah Khomeini Returns as Leader of Iran    
11/4/1979 Tehran, Iran: Iranian radical students seized the U.S. embassy, taking 66 hostages. 14 were later released. The remaining 52 were freed after 444 days on the day of President Reagan's inauguration.    
1980 Failed U.S. Rescue Attempt to Save Hostages in Tehran    
1980 Ted Turner Establishes CNN    
1980 Massive failures of savings and loan associations begin. By the end of the decade, more than 500 are shut down    
7/2/1980 Fullilove v. Klutznick The Court upheld a federal law requiring that 15% of funds for public works be set aside for qualified minority contractors    
1/20/1981 Ronald Reagan   
1981 Ronald Reagan orders the replacement of striking air traffic controllers with nonunion workers.    
5/30/1981 Assassination Attempt on U.S. President Reagan    
9/25/1981 First Woman Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court - Sandra Day O'Connor    
1981 Personal Computers (PC) Introduced by IBM    
1982 Nixon v. Fitzgerald SCOTUS decides that a President or former President has absolute immunity from liability based on his official acts    
1982-1991 Lebanon: Thirty US and other Western hostages kidnapped in Lebanon by Hezbollah. Some were killed, some died in captivity, and some were eventually released. Terry Anderson was held for 2,454 days.    
6/30/1982 Unratified equal rights amendment expires    
1983 Reagan Announces Defense Plan Called Star Wars    
1983 April 18, Beirut, Lebanon: U.S. embassy destroyed in suicide car-bomb attack; 63 dead, including 17 Americans. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.    
1983 Oct. 23, Beirut, Lebanon: Shiite suicide bombers exploded truck near U.S. military barracks at Beirut airport, killing 241 marines. Minutes later a second bomb killed 58 French paratroopers in their barracks in West Beirut.    
1983 Dec. 12, Kuwait City, Kuwait: Shiite truck bombers attacked the U.S. embassy and other targets, killing 5 and injuring 80.    
1984 Vietnam War Memorial Opened in Washington, DC    
1984 Sept. 20, east Beirut, Lebanon: truck bomb exploded outside the U.S. embassy annex, killing 24, including 2 U.S. military.    
1984 Dec. 3, Beirut, Lebanon: Kuwait Airways Flight 221, from Kuwait to Pakistan, hijacked and diverted to Tehran. 2 Americans killed.    
1/20/1985 Ronald Reagan   
8/22/1985 Unratified D.C. voting rights amendment expires    
1985 April 12, Madrid, Spain: Bombing at restaurant frequented by U.S. soldiers, killed 18 Spaniards and injured 82. June 14, Beirut, Lebanon: TWA Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome hijacked to Beirut by Hezbollah terrorists and held for 17 days. A U.S. Navy diver executed.
Oct. 7, Mediterranean Sea: gunmen attack Italian cruise ship, Achille Lauro. One U.S. tourist killed. Hijacking linked to Libya.
Dec. 18, Rome, Italy, and Vienna, Austria: airports in Rome and Vienna were bombed, killing 20 people, 5 of whom were Americans. Bombing linked to Libya.
1986 Iran-Contra Scandal Unfolds    
1986 Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act - Made it illegal for anyone to manufacture or import armor piercing ammunition, or "cop-killer bullets," which are capable of penetrating bulletproof clothing.    
1986 Firearms Owners' Protection Act - Eased restrictions on gun sellers and the sale of some guns. Imposed additional penalties for persons using a firearm during certain crimes and persons with robbery or burglary convictions who are illegally shipping guns.    
1986 U.S. Bombs Libya    
1986 April 2, Athens, Greece:A bomb exploded aboard TWA flight 840 en route from Rome to Athens, killing 4 Americans and injuring 9.    
1986 April 5, West Berlin, Germany: Libyans bombed a disco frequented by U.S. servicemen, killing 2 and injuring hundreds.    
5/19/1986 Wygant v. Jackson Board of Education SCOTUS ruled against policy of protecting minority employees by laying off non-minority teachers first, even though the non-minority employees had seniority    
1987 New York Stock Exchange Suffers Huge Drop on "Black Monday"    
1987 Alan Greenspan becomes chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.    
2/25/1987 United States v. Paradise SCOTUS ruled State of Alabama Department of Public Safety systematically discriminated against blacks in hiring    
1988 U.S. Shoots Down Iranian Airliner    
1988 Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier SCOTUS finds speech of public school students is not guaranteed 1st Amendment protection in school sponsored activity    
3/22/1988 Congress passes the Civil Rights Restoration Act expanding affirmative action to private entities receiving federal funds    
1988 Dec. 21, Lockerbie, Scotland: N.Y.-bound Pan-Am Boeing 747 exploded in flight from a terrorist bomb and crashed into Scottish village, killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground. Passengers included 35 Syracuse University students and many U.S. military personnel. Libya formally admitted responsibility 15 years later (Aug. 2003) and offered $2.7 billion compensation to victims' families.    
1989 Texas v. Johnson SCOTUS rules flag burning protected as free speech    
1989 Congress passes the Flag Protection Act of 1989    
1/20/1989 George H. W. Bush   
3/24/1989 Exxon Valdez Spills Millions of Gallons of Oil on Coastline of Alaska    
6/4/1989 Students Massacred in China's Tiananmen Square    
11/9/1989 Berlin Wall falls   
1/23/1989 City of Richmond v. Croson SCOTUS ruled Richmond program setting aside 30% of city construction funds for black-owned firms was challenged. For the first time, affirmative action was judged as a "highly suspect tool.    
1990 Crime Control Act - Directed the attorney general to develop a strategy for establishing "drug-free school zones," including criminal penalties for possessing or discharging a firearm in a school zone. Outlawed the assembly of illegal semiautomatic rifles or shotguns from legally imported parts.    
1990 SCOTUS strikes down Flag Protection Act in United States v. Eichman on the grounds set out in Johnson.    
1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, based on the commerce power, prohibits discrimination against the physically impaired.    
10/3/1990 Reunification of Germany    
1991 Warsaw Pact dissolves    
1/17/1991 Gulf War begins    
2/27/1991 Gulf War ends    
11/21/1991 Civil Rights Act of 1991 expanding affirmative action again.    
1/1/1992 USSR dissolved   
5/7/1992 Amendment 27 - Limiting Congressional Pay Increases    
1/20/1993 William Clinton   
1/1/1993 Use of the Internet Grows Exponentially    
2/26/1993 New York City: bomb exploded in basement garage of World Trade Center, killing 6 and injuring at least 1,040 others. In 1995, militant Islamist Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 9 others were convicted of conspiracy charges, and in 1998, Ramzi Yousef, believed to have been the mastermind, was convicted of the bombing. Al-Qaeda involvement is suspected.    
2/28/1993 Cult Compound in Waco, Texas Raided    
1993 Family and Medical Leave Act - Companies with 50 or more workers and employees with at least a year of service, mandates up to 12 weeks of leave per year for various family medical emergencies and for the birth or adoption of a child    
1994 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act - Imposed, on an interim basis, a five-day waiting period and background check before a licensed gun importer, manufacturer or dealer can sell or deliver a handgun to an unlicensed individual.
Required a new National Instant Criminal Background Check System, run by the FBI, be ready to replace the waiting period by Nov. 30, 1998. The new background check system will apply to all firearms and will allow checks to be done over the phone or electronically with results returned immediately in most cases.
1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act - Commonly referred to as the "Assault Weapons Ban," this bill banned the manufacture, possession, and importation of new semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices (or magazines) for civilian use.
Criteria for semiautomatic assault weapons that fall under the ban are provided as well as a list of 19 specific firearms.
Prohibits juveniles from possessing or selling handguns and directs the attorney general to evaluate proposed and existing state juvenile gun laws.
1995 Surface Transportation Board created (replaces Interstate Commerce Commission)    
1995 United States v. Lopez SCOTUS strikes down the Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1990 on the grounds that the federal government invades reserved powers of the states with this legislation.    
1995 Federal "Motor Voter Law" takes effect, making it easier to register to vote.    
1995 April 19, Oklahoma City: car bomb exploded outside federal office building, collapsing wall and floors. 168 people were killed, including 19 children and 1 person who died in rescue effort. Over 220 buildings sustained damage. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols later convicted in the antigovernment plot to avenge the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Tex., exactly 2 years earlier. (See Miscellaneous Disasters.)
Nov. 13, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: car bomb exploded at U.S. military headquarters, killing 5 U.S. military servicemen.
6/12/1995 Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Peña SCOTUS ruled "the unhappy persistence of both the practice and the lingering effects of racial discrimination against minority groups in this country" justified the use of race-based remedial measures in certain circumstances    
7/19/1995 Affirmative action - WH memorandum issued stating elimination of any program that "(a) creates a quota; (b) creates preferences for unqualified individuals; (c) creates reverse discrimination; or (d) continues even after its equal opportunity purposes have been achieved."    
1996 Unabomber Arrested   
6/25/1996 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: truck bomb exploded outside Khobar Towers military complex, killing 19 American servicemen and injuring hundreds of others. 13 Saudis and a Lebanese, all alleged members of Islamic militant group Hezbollah, were indicted on charges relating to the attack in June 2001    
1997 Union membership has dropped considerably. Only 14 percent belong to unions.    
1997 Printz v. United States SCOTUS strikes down the provision of the federal Brady Act requiring states to check the background of handgun buyers.    
1997 More than 160,000 automated teller machines (ATMs) are operating across the United States.    
1/20/1997 William Clinton   
1998 More than 73 million debit cards have been issued in the United States.    
1998 India and Pakistan Test Nuclear Weapons    
8/7/1998 Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: truck bombs exploded almost simultaneously near 2 U.S. embassies, killing 224 (213 in Kenya and 11 in Tanzania) and injuring about 4,500. 4 men connected with al-Qaeda 2 of whom had received training at al-Qaeda camps inside Afghanistan, were convicted of the killings in May 2001 and later sentenced to life in prison. A federal grand jury had indicted 22 men in connection with the attacks, including Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, who remained at large.    
12/19/1998 House impeaches President Clinton    
1999 Fannie Mae ease lending restrictions bowing to pressure from Clinton Administration   http://www.nytimes.com/1999/09/30/business/fannie-mae-eases-credit-to-aid-mortgage-lending.html  
1999 The Euro the New European Currency    
1999 Fear of Y2K Bug   
2/12/1999 Senate acquits President Clinton    
3/24/1999 Kosovo Conflict begins - NATO's first military engagement - intervention in internal conflict    
6/10/1999 Kosovo Conflict ends    
1/1/2000 Y2K fears are unfounded    
2000 Reno v. Condon SCOTUS approves a federal law preventing states from selling databases of personal information    
2000 Dow Jones reaches 11,722    
2000 NASDAQ reaches all time high of 5048    
2000 The end of the 90s DotCom boom begins and stocks start to plunge    
2000 SCOTUS finds the vote recount in Florida unconstitutional in Bush v. Gore, effectively deciding the 2000 presidential election.    
2/6/2000 Executive Order 13145 prohibits discrimination in federal employment based on protected genetic information   Question: how is an employer supposed to know about PROTECTED DNA INFO!?  
10/12/2000 Aden, Yemen: U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole heavily damaged when a small boat loaded with explosives blew up alongside it. 17 sailors killed. Linked to Osama bin Laden, or members of al-Qaeda terrorist network.    
2001 P. Lorillard Co. v. Reilly SCOTUS holds that a law barring tobacco product advertising within 1,000 feet of a school or playground    
1/20/2001 George W. Bush   
9/11/2001 New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Pa.: hijackers crashed 2 commercial jets into twin towers of World Trade Center; 2 more hijacked jets were crashed into the Pentagon and a field in rural Pa. Total dead and missing numbered 2,9921: 2,749 in New York City, 184 at the Pentagon, 40 in Pa., and 19 hijackers. Islamic al-Qaeda terrorist group blamed    
9/14/2001 Congress authorizes use of force for war on terrorism    
10/7/2001 U.S. begins military strikes in Afghanistan    
10/26/2001 Patriot Act - Controversial search and seizure laws pertaining to unwarranted wiretaps, financial records, increasing the chance for law enforcement abuses.    
2002 U.S. Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba opens    
6/14/2002 Karachi, Pakistan: bomb explodes outside American consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12. Linked to al-Qaeda.    
2003 Completion of the Human Genome Project    
2003 Nevada v. Hibbs SCOTUS holds that a state worker can sue the state for money damages for its failure to obey the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. The decision is a break from the court's recent tendency to expand states' rights.    
2003 United States v. American Library Association.SCOTUS finds that Congress can require public libraries that receive federal funds to use filters that block access to Internet pornography    
2003 New $20 bill featuring background colors and improved security features is issued. A new $50 bill follows in 2004.    
2003 Federal Voting Standards and Procedures Act requires states to streamline registration, voting, and other election procedures.    
3/19/2003 Iraq War begins    
5/1/2003 Iraq War ends occupation continues    
5/12/2003 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: suicide bombers kill 34, including 8 Americans, at housing compounds for Westerners. Al-Qaeda suspected.    
6/23/2003 Grutter v. Bollinger SCOTUS rules points should not be given to minoities based on race.    
2004 Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union SCOTUS upholds an injunction against implementation of the Child Online Protection Act (COPA)    
2004 May 29–31, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists attack the offices of a Saudi oil company in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, take foreign oil workers hostage in a nearby residential compound, leaving 22 people dead including one American.
June 11–19, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: terrorists kidnap and execute Paul Johnson Jr., an American, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2 other Americans and BBC cameraman killed by gun attacks.
Dec. 6, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: terrorists storm the U.S. consulate, killing 5 consulate employees. 4 terrorists were killed by Saudi security.
1/20/2005 George W. Bush   
2005 Teamsters and Service Employees unions announced their withdrawal from the AFL-CIO, United Food and Commercial Workers, also withdraws.    
11/9/2005 Amman, Jordan: suicide bombers hit 3 American hotels, Radisson, Grand Hyatt, and Days Inn, in Amman, Jordan, killing 57. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.    
2006 Population of the United States reaches est. 300 million    
5/23/06 AT&T, BellSouth and Verizon / National Security Agency - possible illegal wiretapping scandal - still no investigation    
6/28/2006 Parents v. Seattle and Meredith v. Jefferson Supreme Court Rules Against Considering Race to Integrate Schools    
9/13/2006 Damascus, Syria: an attack by four gunman on the American embassy is foiled.    
2007 The official number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. reaches 11 million    
2007 Jan. 12, Athens, Greece: the U.S. embassy is fired on by an anti-tank missile causing damage but no injuries.
Dec. 11, Algeria: more than 60 people are killed, including 11 United Nations staff members, when Al Qaeda terrorists detonate two car bombs near Algeria's Constitutional Council and the United Nations offices.
4/2/2007 Supeme Court declares carbon dioxide is a pollutant under the Clean Air Act and that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles and other vehicles. http://environment.about.com/od/environmentallawpolicy/a/epa_greenhouse.htm   Activist Judges. Bush administration, to it's credit, largely ignores decision. - see also 4/12/2009  
10/1/2007 U.S. Mortgage Crisis sparks fears of Global credit crunch    
10/1/2007 World markets and U.S. markets slide as economic recession looms    
May 26, 2008 Iraq: a suicide bomber on a motorcycle kills six U.S. soldiers and wounds 18 others in Tarmiya.    
June 24, 2008 Iraq: a suicide bomber kills at least 20 people, including three U.S. Marines, at a meeting between sheiks and Americans in Karmah, a town west of Baghdad.    
June 12, 2008 Afghanistan: four American servicemen are killed when a roadside bomb explodes near a U.S. military vehicle in Farah Province.    
July 13, 2008 Afghanistan: nine U.S.soldiers and at least 15 NATO troops die when Taliban militants boldly attack an American base in Kunar Province, which borders Pakistan. It's the most deadly against U.S. troops in three years.    
Aug. 18 and 19, 2008 Afghanistan: as many as 15 suicide bombers backed by about 30 militants attack a U.S. military base, Camp Salerno, in Bamiyan. Fighting between U.S. troops and members of the Taliban rages overnight. No U.S. troops are killed.    
Sept. 16, 2008 Yemen: a car bomb and a rocket strike the U.S. embassy in Yemen as staff arrived to work, killing 16 people, including 4 civilians. At least 25 suspected al-Qaeda militants are arrested for the attack.    
Nov. 26, 2008 India: in a series of attacks on several of Mumbai's landmarks and commercial hubs that are popular with Americans and other foreign tourists, including at least two five-star hotels, a hospital, a train station, and a cinema. About 300 people are wounded and nearly 190 people die, including at least 5 Americans.    
7/11/2008 U.S. oil prices reach a record $147 a barrel in July    
9/7/2008 The federal government, via the Federal Housing Finance Agency, placed the two firms Fannie Mae & Freddie Mack into conservatorship, dismissed the firms' chief executive officers and boards of directors, and caused the issuance to the Treasury new senior preferred stock and common stock warrants amounting to 79.9% of each GSE ($300 billion)   My opinion Democratic congress begins to play Fannie Freddie crisis to sabatoge Bush Presidency and sacrifice millions of Americans homes and assets to further a negative pubic opinion of a republican president. Fannie and Freddie were a time bomb set off at that crucial moment. I can't explain Republican involvement except complicity in progressive ideas.  
9/7/2008 ACORN community activist organization given $500 million in earmarks with FNMA bailout  WTF? 
9/15/2008 Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy    
10/1/2008 Bush signs TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) $700 billion bank bailout bill   My opinion: Biggest mistake of his presidency.  
11/4/2008 Nebraska and Colorado voters ballot to end affirmative action - Nebraska passes Colorado rejects    
11/4/2008 Barack H. Obama elected First African American POTUS  Biggest mistake in American History.  
12/1/2008 Stock market crashes and the Dow Jones tumbles from a historic high of 14198.10 to 7449   Companies and stock holders see future president for what he is and react accordingly  
12/19/2008 Bush announced that he had approved the bailout plan, which would give loans of $17.4 billion to U.S. automakers GM and Chrysler   More complicity from a progressive thinking president.  
1/20/2009 Barack H. Obama  Unicorns and rainbows overtake the capitol.  
1/21/2009 America enters a deep recession   Unicorns die and rainbows turn to hurricanes  
2009 Feb. 9, Iraq: A suicide bomber kills four American soldiers and their Iraqi translator near a police checkpoint.
April 10, Iraq: A suicide attack kills five American soldiers and two Iraqi policemen.
1/29/2009 Obama signs the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, with the goal of eliminating pay discrimination issues in the workplace.   Heritage has a differing opinion: * The act would allow pay discrimination lawsuits to proceed years or even decades after alleged discrimination took place.
* Under the act, employees could sue at any time after alleged discrimination occurred, so long as they have received any compensation affected by it in the preceding 180 days. http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2009/01/The-Lilly-Ledbetter-Fair-Pay-Act-The-Heritage-Foundation-2009-Labor-Boot-Camp
2/4/2009 Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, reauthorizing and expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program often known as CHIP.   Expanded entitlements http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2009/01/SCHIP-Bill-Top-10-Changes-for-Congress-to-Consider  
2/17/2009 $787 billion stimulus package Signed by Obama  Dude. Nice slush fund.  
2/18/2009 GM Chrysler receive second loans totaling $21.6 billion    
3/30/2009 Chrysler files for Bankrupcy    
4/12/2009 Obama Declared carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases a threat to public health and welfare, setting the stage for regulating greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming if Congress fails to pass legislation to address the issue. http://environment.about.com/b/2009/04/17/epa-declares-greenhouse-gases-a-threat-to-public-health-and-environment.htm    
Early 2009 Reversed the Bush rule that opened the door to mountaintop removal coal mining and canceled several individual mountaintop mining permits.    
5/20/2009 Helping Families Save Their Homes Act Or Neighborhood Destabilization Act   Doubling down on Fannie and Freddie http://blog.heritage.org/?p=3024  
5/22/2009 Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act   Need further review as to pos or neg. http://www.credit.com/credit_information/credit_law/understanding_the_credit_card_accountability_responsibility_and_disclosure_act.jsp  
6/1/2009 GM files for bankrupcy. On the day the application was made, General Motors was largely a nationalized institution (the US government owning 60% and the Canadian 12.5%), the remaining private stakes mainly being owned by employees. The application to a court in New York marked the largest failure of an industrial company in US history.    
6/10/2009 Sale of most of Chrysler assets to "New Chrysler", formally known as Chrysler Group LLC was completed. The federal government financed the deal with US$6.6 billion in financing, paid to the "Old Chrysler", formally called Old Carco LLC.[13] The transfer does not include eight manufacturing locations, nor many parcels of real estate, nor equipment leases. Contracts with 789 U.S. auto dealerships, who are being dropped, were not transferred.    
6/17/2009 Obama signs a Presidential Memorandum extending benefits to federal employees in same-sex partnerships.    
7/1/2009 Cash for Clunkers 3 billion    
8/4/2009 Obama White House asks Americans to turn in their fellow citizen for dissenting with the administration's policies.    Thanks to Fuzzy  
8/6/2009 First Latina Supreme Court Justice Sonjia Sotomayor - http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=47992   My opinion and many others is she is an anti gun socialist who will be activist in nature and anti constitution.  
8/7/2009 Cash for Clunkers additional 2 billion    
9/9/2009 ACORN pimp/prostitute videos made public. US Census terminated relationship, US Senate voted to cease funding (Until Oct 31) IRS removed ACORN from volunteer tax assistance program, Bank of America ceased funding   BOA needs verifying. May still be funding ACORN.  
11/5/2009 Fort Hood Shootings 13 killed, 30 wounded by Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army major serving as a psychiatrist.    
12/1/2009 RealtyTrac has announced that foreclosure filings in the U.S. established an all time record for the second consecutive year in 2009.    
1/23/2009 Obama rescinded the Mexico City policy, which had prevented nongovernmental organizations from receiving government funding if they supplied family planning assistance or abortions abroad.    
1/1/2010 U.S. government projected to issue almost as much new debt as the rest of the governments of the world combined.  Forbes Prediction  
1/1/2010 Barack Obama's Foreclosure Help Programs NOT Working According to RealtyTrac, foreclosure filings were reported on 367,056 properties in March, an increase of nearly 19 percent from February, an increase of nearly 8 percent from March 2009 and the highest monthly total since RealtyTrac began issuing its report in January 2005. http://thehomeforeclosurehelp.com/archives/barack-obamas-foreclosure-help-programs-are-not-working   massive "second wave" of adjustable rate mortgages is scheduled to reset between now and 2012, and that means that there is likely to be another huge explosion of reclosures. http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/hold-on-interest-rates-are-going-to-increase-during-the-second-half-of-2010-and-into-2011  
3/21/2010 House passed Obamacare in most partisan vote ever for this type of massive legislation. Despite huge grassroots opposition and protests at the capitol and across the nation.    
3/23/2010 Obama Signs Landmark Health Care Bill
— http://dailyradar.com/beltwayblips/story/obama-signs-landmark-health-care-bill/
3/30/2010 Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of 2010.    
3/30/2010 U.S. government-provided benefits (including Social Security, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other programs) rose to a record high during the first three months of 2010.
39.68 million Americans are now on food stamps, which represents a new all-time record. But things look like they are going to get even worse. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting that enrollment in the food stamp program will exceed 43 million Americans in 2011.
5/6/2010 FLASH CRASH Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 1,000 points, representing about $1 trillion in market value, before rebounding in a matter of minutes on the afternoon of May 6 http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/11/markets/House_financial_flash_crash/index.htm?postversion=2010051119  Flash Crash 
5/23/2010 Obama administration announces its support for the United Nations Small Arms Treaty   2nd Amendment Thanks to Fuzzy  
5/31/2010 U.S. debt soars to 90% of GDP http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=160649    
7/6/2010 Obama administration sues Arizona over state's immigration law, which mimics unenforced federal law.   Tenth Amendment encroachment  
11/15/2010 US Government Stealth Land Grab   Thanks to Fuzzy  
11/19/2010 Department of Justice installs new policy of "racial justice" that dictates that no crime committed by a black person upon a white person will be prosecuted.   Thanks to Fuzzy  
11/20/2010 TSA impliments radical screening and pat-down procedures.   4th Amendment violation -Thanks to Fuzzy  
11/20/2010 Obama Administration Pushed Largest Arms Deal In U.S. History While Congress In Recess - To Saudi Arabia   Thanks to Fuzzy  
  Boeing, Raytheon and United Technologies in Bed with Saudi Arabia    
12/1/2010 FCC is granted unprecedented power to censor and control the internet   Thanks to Fuzzy  
12/4/2011 Food Safety and Modernization Act signed   Unconstitutional over reaching law - crony capitalism  
12/21/2010 FCC Votes 3-2 to Regulate Internet via Net Neutrality  1st Amendment  
1/9/2011 Obama admin push for unique internet ID for all Americans  1st Amendment  
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