Originally posted by cutbothways
Sorry, but your buddies were part of the forming of the United States, and many Presidents and high level officials meet in secrecy without the rest
of the people knowing whats going on.
It's sorta like, city council have a city council meeting, and then all the council members meet at a bar to make the "after hours" deals.
It never ceases to amaze me how people blow this off as unimportant.
Right on. The highest known formal degree of Masonry is the 33rd degree. This title has been held by many world leaders and important names in
modern history. The following US presidents are/were known to be Masons, many of them 33rd degree: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson,
Polk, Buchanan, Johnson, Garfield, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, Harding, Roosevelt, Truman, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and both Bush’s.
All the following people are/were also Masons, most of them 33rd degree: Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn, Yasser Arafat, Tony Blair, John Wilkes Booth, James
Cameron, Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, Bob Dole, Frederick Engel, Newt Gingrich, Mikhail Gorbachev, Al Gore, Billy Graham, Richard Holbrooke, J.
Edgar Hoover, Colonel Mandell House, Saddam Hussein, Burl Ives, Jesse James, Jesse Jackson, Henry Kissinger, Vladimir Lenin, Robert McNamara, Karl
Marx, Lord Alfred Milner, Benjamin Netanyahu, Albert Pike, Prince Philip, Colin Powell, Cecil Rhodes, James Rothschild, Charles Taze Russell, Joseph
Stalin, Strom Thurmond, Leon Trotsky, Paul Warburg, H.G. Wells and thousands more.
“When we examine the historical record of the world's most despicable mass murderers and revolutionaries, we find that almost all of them were
members of Freemasonry and other secret societies of the Illuminati: Robespierre was a Freemason; Weishaupt was a Freemason; Napoleon was a Freemason;
Lenin was a Freemason; Stalin was a Freemason; Mussolini was a Freemason; Truman and Roosevelt were Freemasons; Ariel Sharon is a Freemason; Bill
Clinton is a Freemason; Fidel Castro is a Freemason.” -Texe Marrs, “Codex Magica” (43-4)
Cecil B. DeMille, director of the very first Hollywood film and creative genius behind Paramount Pictures, was a Freemason. Jack Warner of Warner
Bros. Studios and Darryl Zanuck, co-founder of 20th Century Productions, and Louis B. Mayer, of MGM movie studios are/were all Masons. Rowland Macy
of Macys was a Mason. Dave Thomas of Wendy’s and Colonel Sanders of KFC, King Gillette of Gillette Razor Co. and J.C. Penney are/were Masons. Sir
Thomas Lipton of Lipton Iced Tea, Frederick Maytag of Maytag Co., Walter Chrystler of Chrystler Corp., and William Dow of Dow Chemical Co. – all
Freemasons. Samuel Ervin Jr. who headed the Watergate committee, Dan Beard, the founder of the Boy Scouts, Jean Henri Dunant, founder of the Red
Cross, and Frederic Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty were Masons. The Freemasonic Ford name crosses the spectrum of politics, business
and media. Gerald Ford was 38th president, Henry Ford was inventor and CEO of the first gas-car Company, and Glenn Ford was a famous actor. Masons
invented the gas powered car, the Gattling Gun, the Guillotine, and the Vaccine, and the Atomic Bomb among other things.
“The Freemasonic monopoly of government positions continued for at least the first hundred years of United States history … According to a
1924 census, even in that year, the Senate had a membership which was sixty percent Freemason.” -Mark Pinkham, “The Return of the Serpents of
The majority of the US founding fathers, the Senate, and the Presidents have been Freemasons, but those who were not usually had nothing good to say
about the organization.
"I do conscientiously and sincerely believe that the Order of Freemasonry, if not the greatest, is one of the greatest moral and political evils
under which the Union is now laboring … a conspiracy of the few against the equal rights of the many … Masonry ought forever to be abolished. It
is wrong – essentially wrong – a seed of evil, which can never produce any good.” -US President John Quincy Adams, “Letters on
"The institution of Masonry ought to be abandoned as one capable of much evil, and incapable of producing any good which might not be affected by
safe and open means." -Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall
"Masonry was a state within a state and that one day Masons would overthrow the democratic government of the United States and would crown one of
their 'grand kings' as ruler of this nation." -Rev. John G. Stevens, “An Inquiry into the Nature and Tendency of Speculative Masonry”