posted on Nov, 22 2002 @ 01:13 AM
You can't relate the Sons of Liberty of the 1700s to the Freemasons, as I said some might have been Freemasons, but the Sons of Liberty had their own
agenda, they were doing their OWN thing. Remember, Freemasonry originated in England, General Lord Cornwallis as well as all 3 major English Generals
in the Revolutionary war were all Freemasons...bet you didn't know that one.
It is not like Freemasonry put all its power behind the birth of a Democracy, its creed says to always pledge your loyalty to your country, therefore
the Revolution was an action of men, not fraternity.
Freemasonry's largest contribution to the U.S. was not an instigation of rebellion or the formation of the declaration, but the government which
still stands today. If you hadn't noticed, the federalism of the U.S. is a near copy of the Lodge government of Freemasonry. Only a little more
centralized with there being a President.
PS. I'd look it up but I'm busy, I know Lord Cornwallis was a Freemason, I'm sure that the Comander in Cheif of the Brittish Army in the Americas
(I forget his name howe?) was one, and I'm also kinda sure that there was a third, you can research more on it if you want, and if need be I'll find
the sources myself.
But still, point is Freemasonry was as much on the torries side as was it on the yanks, Sons of Liberty was only on the Yanks side.