“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Thus began the first of the Ten Amendments, or Bill of Rights, which were approved SEPTEMBER 25, 1789.

“The Father of the Bill of Rights” was George Mason of Virginia.

George Mason was the richest man in Virginia, owning 15,000 acres.

When George Washington was chosen to be the Commander of the Continental Army, George Mason was drafted by the citizens of Virginia to fill Washington’s place in the Continental Congress.


“To disarm the people…was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” -warning of George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights

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