Ok..this is directed to only Master Masons & above. Everybody think back to that grand night when you were raised from a FC to a Master Mason..What were the words of the W.M.??? I'm a P.H. Mason under North Carolina jurisdiction,the laws maybe different but the word is still the same. The W.M. said " here is a duly initiated FC canidate wishing to to be raised to the degree of Master Mason" or something along those lines..Until you are raised you a not a Mason! Does it really make since to give all the rights & privileges of a Master Mason to someone that hasn't been raised? The young man has to be duly & well qualified right? He has to be tried,never denied & be ready to be tried again!!! Those aren't just cute slogans. It's the way of our craft! But to each their own. What ever man shows that he ready to obtain this glorious privilege,& is then raised to Master Mason...you are a brother to me!!!!! So Mote It Be.