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Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by widows son, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. widows son

    widows son Premium Member

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    In Britain, any masons who are in government or law enforcement have to make it known that are masons. Do you believe this should also be the case in North America?
     
  2. Brent Heilman

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    No I don't like that idea. It gives too much fodder for the conspiracy theorists and if a person is in a position like a Senator or Representative being a Mason doesn't necessarily make them qualified for that position. Take the Presidential race, for instance, if Obama was a Mason I still would not vote for him. I don't adhere to his beliefs politically.
     
  3. widows son

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    Ya I agree also, but I think it's been done because some brothers there were using it as means to "scratch each others backs" so to say.
     
  4. CajunTinMan

    CajunTinMan Registered User

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    Well back scratching goes on with every connection. They just believe that we are trying to take over the world. We can't get together on what to have at our next meal much less plan world domination.
     
  5. widows son

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    Ya and how we're taking over but membership is on decline and lodges have little to no money. Great foundation for a new world order
     
  6. Brent Heilman

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    Well, you know we have been at this stuff for centuries. I guess we are just trying to make sure the masses are brainwashed before we finally make our move and put the new world order in place. At least that is how it might appear if politicians were made to disclose their membership in the fraternity.
     
  7. widows son

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    Lol ya and don't forget in our meetings we set the price of oil, determine food shortage, and every tv show and movie must have our symbolism in it.
     
  8. daddyrich

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    Kudos, CajunTinMan....great answer.
     
  9. Traveling Man

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    We have this strange implied right called "freedom of association" guaranteed by our First Amendment. How lucky for us... But that hasn't stopped the excoriation of some candidates for Judges seats and Congress. Maybe it's a case of, if you don't use your constitutional rights we will surely lose them.
     
  10. jwhoff

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    Agreed ... but this is a given. The next meal is hard to determine.
     
  11. widows son

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    Not of you check out the numerous Refreshment Recipe threads ;)
     
  12. CajunTinMan

    CajunTinMan Registered User

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    Yeah man. I am wanting to put some in my monthly news letter.
     
  13. widows son

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    Ive been slackin Cajun, tomorrow I'll have something for you.
     
  14. MarkR

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    It's my understanding that Great Britain dropped this requirement in reaction to a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights on a similar issue in Italy. When I was in Glasgow Scotland a couple of years ago, I talked to a Strathclyde Police Sergeant about this issue. After he told me that it was no longer a big deal, as we parted he gave me a Masonic grip.
     
  15. widows son

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    Cool. Wasn't aware they got rid of it
     
  16. HKTidwell

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    In the US it is not uncommon to find buried within a campaign website or information a list of organizations a person is a member. And if you look within that list if a person is a Mason you can find it listed. We tend to be very open in sharing that we are a member of our great fraternity.

    Having said that I think that if listed with other organizations it is perfectly fine. If used for the sole purpose of saying they are a Mason I do not like now agree with it, and is against GLoTX law. If there is a requirement forcing a person to reveal their membership in a organization I have an issue with that also. But I tend to err on the side of personal freedom instead of being told to or not to.
     
  17. widows son

    widows son Premium Member

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    I agree I don't think you should have to state what organization you choose to affiliate with.
     
  18. BryanMaloney

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    Now THAT is a very powerful anti-masonic policy. Do members of Rotary, International, have to disclose their membership.
     
  19. Brent Heilman

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    Our Sheriff who is running for reelection is a member of my Lodge. In the last campaign mailer sent out under organizations he is affiliated with is the Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Shrine. Also, along with a bunch of law enforcement groups.
     
  20. THurse

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    What is the point of being a Member, of a Sacred Secret Fraternity, if you have to explain yourself, in any kind of employment
     

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