Electioneering

Discussion in 'Masonic Jurisprudence' started by RobinWinslett, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. RobinWinslett

    RobinWinslett Registered User

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    It is a Masonic offense to commit electioneering. With elections taking place this month, can someone help me understand what is and isn't electioneering?

    Could talking to a brother about the line be construed as a violation?
     
  2. Beathard

    Beathard Premium Member

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    Electioneering = taking part actively and energetically in the activities of an election campaign. From Merriam-Webster
     
  3. jwhoff

    jwhoff Premium Member

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    Of course not! Everyone is always interested in the make up of the incoming line. Many are curious, some are electioneering, but most are just concerned that a strong line will continue into the foreseeable future.

    Beathard is correct though, actively campaigning for one's self or another for a spot in the line is considered electioneering. Even there, a fine line is drawn. If asked for one's own thoughts, one should reply with candor. Your conscious will guide you.
     
  4. RobinWinslett

    RobinWinslett Registered User

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    Thanks. It isn't an issue, but I appreciate the education.
     

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