Great Game Previews In History: 15 December 2013

by J.R.

Today In History

564px-Bill_of_Rights_Pg1of1_ACThe Virginia House of Delegates ratifies 10 amendments to the Constitution and what we now know as the Bill of Rights goes into effect December 15, 1791.

As originally conceived, the Bill of Rights enumerates freedoms not explicitly indicated in the main body of the Constitution, such as freedom of religion, freedom of speech, a free press, and free assembly; the right to keep and bear arms; freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, security in personal effects, and freedom from warrants issued without probable cause; indictment by a grand jury for any capital or “infamous crime”; guarantee of a speedy, public trial with an impartial jury; and prohibition of double jeopardy. In addition, the Bill of Rights reserves for the people any rights not specifically mentioned in the Constitution and reserves all powers not specifically granted to the federal government to the people or the States.

Nowadays, the Bill of Rights means whatever you want it to mean.

Kings at Blackhawks, 6 PM

Records: Kings (22-7-4, 48 points, 2nd in Pacific); Blackhawks (23-7-5, 51 points, 1st in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Playoffs.

Last 10: Los Angeles 7-1-2; Chicago 6-3-1

Historical Context: The Bill of Rights gave Americans rights they didn’t necessarily have under the king; the Blackhawks gave Conference III a Cup they didn’t have under the Kings. OK, good talk.