The Father of the Bill of Rights

George Mason drafted the precursor of the Bill of Rights in 1776.  He fought to include it in the Constitution, and when he failed he refused to sign it.  His efforts convinced the Federalists to support the Bill of Rights, and led to its adoption.

The Reagan Project announces the first two recipients of the George Mason Award:  Hal Wick of South Dakota and Kraig Powell of Utah.  When sufficient funds have been raised, a suitable plaque will be purchased and presented to them.  Future recipients will likely include Gary Banz of Oklahoma, John Overington of West Virginia, and Chris Kapenga of Wisconsin.

Mason was responsible not only for the Bill of Rights.  He also fought for Article V.  He was one of the wisest of the Founding Fathers.

Let us honor him.

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