Friday, February 6, 2009

FFQF: George Mason on the Bill of Rights

This blog post has moved! It's now on my own website, here:

FFQF: George Mason on the Bill of Rights

3 Comments:

J. P. Schilling said...

Hey Herky!

Well you did as you thought: You definitely beat me in getting my post done. If you don't mind, I have such a passion about the Bill of Rights, that it is an issue that is mentioned everyday; therefore, I would still like to do my part on Saturday.

Your post here is quite good and very appropriate. I understand that the next monument downtown will be of George Mason. The one they have on campus at George Mason is nothing shy of brilliant.

Also, nice new look!! As always, your friend and humbled servant,

jon-paul

akaGaGa said...

Nice post. Herky, and I like the photo. He was a funky-looking guy, eh?

Hercules Mulligan said...

Hello everyone. Thanks for reading and leaving your comments.

JP -- I don't mind a late post. :) And I share your passion. Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you like the change of appearance. I think this color scheme works better.

Jean -- thanks for your comment. Yes, I think that he did have a rather funky hairdo, but in his day it was at the height of fashion. Funny how people nowadays seem to place an almost unreachably high standard on appearance, the latest fashionable hair-style, etc. ... but we forget that it was the same way 10 years ago, and 10 years before that, etc etc. And we look back on those fashions as eccentric, weird, unpractical, and yes, "funky."

What did we accomplish by fitting with the latest fashion?

We gave posterity yet ANOTHER portrait to look at and say, "Why in the WORLD did they put their hair up like that??" LOL

(For my own part, I would wear Mason's wig sooner than get it dyed and spiked -- ugh).

Not a very impressive post, I admit. I suppose my writing juice ran dry. But I guess it was still good to present at the onset why a Bill of Rights was thought necessary int he first place.

Thanks again all for your comments!