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Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by Praetorius
Ahhhhh...a post based in sanity....nice
Originally posted by freakjive
reply to post by jem504
No, it's not silly at all. You find me 1 source of evidence that Ron Paul has ever lied publicly about anything he is about and then you have basis for your argument.
he could just say he's a low-ranking mason
And judging just from this picture, it appears that Paul and whoever he's shaking hands with (was it Affleck?) are stretching to reach as he's trying to avoid rubbing against Maher's junk
Originally posted by hmdphantom
I just asked and I know that some people know how to make some one give a masonic handshake.
I just asked a question and I am waiting if some one provide me with more information.
I don't think that saying he is a low-ranking mason will make people believe he is law-rank considering his influence and political power.
I think it is better to sit back and see if there is more evidence. Or it will be judging too soon...
...But all these are theories. It is not enough to judge this.
I think we should search more. Judging by one picture it is not true.
Here is my thinking. If he is going to shake hands with someone he could reach further to shake like other normal people shake hand.
High degree masons appear to have no predisposition toward lying about their positions as they regularly flaunt their degrees and lodges, and even if he were a high-ranking mason who sought to lie for some reason, he could just say he's a low-ranking mason as you yourself say would apparently be OK to admit (for some unfathomable reason...)
It's simply a spurious argument of no import in the first place as a lot of good people are masons and openly admit to it, and the masons have done quite a few good works over a good period of time (we claim quite a few as our own brother members here at ATS), there's no reason for Paul to lie about it if he were as the masons are not outlawed or otherwise in general disfavour, and no indication that Paul is a liar on any front for that matter.
And judging just from this picture, it appears that Paul and whoever he's shaking hands with (was it Affleck?) are stretching to reach as he's trying to avoid rubbing against Maher's junk. Let's see some pictures of him shaking hands with someone standing in a more comfortable position for comparison:
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1. Ron Paul's father was a Freemason and Dr. Paul has said himself many times that he respects the organization and has been to many of the open meetings in his district. I should know, I was his scheduler for ten years.
2. His wife, Carol is a member of the Velasco Order of the Eastern Star and maintains her membership in the Freeport area lodge.
3. Their daughters, Lori and Joy, were both Rainbow girls, another organization associated with Freemasonry.