1775 – American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his famous speech -”give me liberty or give me death” at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. Today’s version: “Give me earmarks. Lots of earmarks, and I’ll vote my own momma out of house and home…”
1933 – The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany. He didn’t just walk in one day and say “Hi, I’m your new dictator.” No, he had a willing and complicit majority in the national legislature. Just like Obama wants.