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Has Masonry influenced American politics?

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posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 12:41 AM
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After doing some research I found out that many of the sighners of the US Constitution where masons and even some presedents have been masons too. Here in my home state of Texas a large number of counties are named after influential men in Texas history who where also masons. My question is this, just how influential has masonry been in US political history? How influential is it in poliitics today?




posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 12:46 AM
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Just the .02 of one of the Profane-in the early days it was ridiculously influential. I doubt the American Revolution could've even happened without it. I think the secrecy of the Lodge and the brotherhood of Masons helped out a lot in this regard. Today? I don't think it has much political influence in the big scheme of things.



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 02:08 AM
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Originally posted by Jim_Kraken
Today? I don't think it has much political influence in the big scheme of things.


I think that's about right. The last president who was a Mason was Gerald Ford.... and before that it was Harry Truman (well, Lyndon Johnson was initiated, but never became a Master Mason). Here in my state, I think we have one State Senator who is a Mason, but that's it, at least that I'm aware of.



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 07:21 AM
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I also agree with Jim. Masonry was extremely influential during the founding of the nation, and the Masonic Constititions were very influential during the composing of the founding documents, especially the US Constitution.

However, today, aside from Masonic scholars and non-Masonic historians who study the matter, the Masonic influence on early American culture and law is not widely known or even cared about.



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 07:32 AM
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Exactly.


Review the constitution in it's entirety and tell me that the Freemasons didn't have the utmost respect for a new, free, civilized political system and the people taking part in it.. Their foresight has projected us into being the world's leading super power. Now it's up to us to make sure we support and return the country to the prestigious nation it once was. We owe it to those who came before us and all those after us.



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues



Review the constitution in it's entirety and tell me that the Freemasons didn't have the utmost respect for a new, free, civilized political system and the people taking part in it..


They didn't? A review of the Constitution shows me that they did...why do you think this was not so?



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by Masonic Light

Originally posted by DeadFlagBlues



Review the constitution in it's entirety and tell me that the Freemasons didn't have the utmost respect for a new, free, civilized political system and the people taking part in it..


They didn't? A review of the Constitution shows me that they did...why do you think this was not so?


I think that is exactly what DFB was saying. They did have a profound impact
on The Forming of this great nation. And that we today should continue is the
Spirit of their vision.



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by runningbeer


I think that is exactly what DFB was saying. They did have a profound impact
on The Forming of this great nation. And that we today should continue is the
Spirit of their vision.


Ah ok, I read it wrong. Thanks!



posted on Dec, 1 2007 @ 05:07 AM
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Ah ok, I read it wrong. Thanks!


No problem. I enjoy your posts and have learned much from you.



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