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The Anti-Masonic Party (also known as the Anti-Masonic Movement) was the first "third party" in the United States. It strongly opposed Freemasonry and was founded as a single-issue party aspiring to become a major party. It introduced important innovations to American politics, such as nominating conventions and the adoption of party platforms.
Thomas Paine has a claim to the title The Father of the American Revolution because of Common Sense, the pro-independence monograph pamphlet he anonymously published on 1776; signed "Written by an Englishman", the pamphlet became an immediate success.
It is a perversion of terms to say that a charter gives rights. It operates by a contrary effect — that of taking rights away. Rights are inherently in all the inhabitants; but charters, by annulling those rights, in the majority, leave the right, by exclusion, in the hands of a few... They... consequently are instruments of injustice.
In New York at this time the faction supporting President John Quincy Adams, called "Adams men," or the "Anti-Jackson" faction, were a very feeble organization, and shrewd political leaders at once determined to utilize the strong anti-Masonic feeling in creating a new and vigorous party to oppose the rising Jacksonian Democracy. In this effort they were aided by the fact that Andrew Jackson was a high-ranking Mason and frequently spoke in praise of the Order.
Originally posted by TheLoneArcher
reply to post by OleMB
Take off them damned sunglasses and obey.
Originally posted by mikejohnson2006
Does anyone believe that the Founding Fathers of the U.S. were Free Masons...
... and part of the New World Order Conspiracy or NWO Puppets ?
I always hear Alex Jones say U.S. Presidents like Carter Reagan and Bush are Puppets of the Illuminati well why can't America's Early Presidents also be Puppets of the Illuminati