215 years ago today, on Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified, to become part of the U.S. Constitution. It mentioned some of the more important rights of the people, and laid down specific prohibitions against government infringing on those rights. It also pointed out that those weren't the only rights people had. Finally, it declared that the powers of government listed in the Constitution, WERE the only powers the Fed government had. 215 years ago tomorrow, on Dec. 16, 1791, lawyers who wanted bigger government than the Constitution allowed, began arguing that the Constitution and Bill of Rights didn't really say those things, and/or could be ignored. And they've been trying to make people believe it ever since.