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Earlier U.S. Masonic Presidents

George Washington was definitely not the first President of the United States. He was the first President of the United States under the Constitution we follow today. There were fourteen Presidents, before Washington, who receive so little attention that most … Continue reading

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The Anti-Masonic Political Party

The Anti-Masonic Party was the first Third Party to emerge into the American national political field and they entered during the election of 1832.  The Anti-Masons opposed the secrecy of the Masonic Order, an exclusive society in which everything was … Continue reading

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Paul Bentley

Police Detective Paul Bentley, who helped arrest Presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald at the Texas Theater, had a ready retort for those who didn’t accept the official story that Oswald acted alone. “What does conspiracy do?” Bentley would say, “it … Continue reading

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The Holy Saints John

St. John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus, was a son of the Jewish priest Zacharias and of Elizabeth, who as a zealous judge of morality and undaunted preacher of repentance, obtained great celebrity, first in his native country, then … Continue reading

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Zerubbabel: Who Was He?

Both Scottish Rite and Royal Arch Masons recognize the important role Zerubbabel plays in our ritual, but most of us (including the author) know very little about the man himself. We know, for example, that all Royal Arch Chapters are … Continue reading

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The Objective of Freemasonry

As you travel around from jurisdiction to jurisdiction you hear members expound on the objectives of Freemasonry.  The general consensus of members is that the main objective of the fraternity is to “Make Good Men Better“.  Of course in conspiracy … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Freemasonry – U.S. Masonic Presidents (Part 7)

This article was taken from the Leadership Development Course (1995 Revision) originally published by the Grand Lodge of NY Committee on Leadership Services, authored by Allan M. Bryant. George Washington (1732-1799) 1st 1789-1796 James Monroe (1758-1831) 5th 1817-1825 Andrew Jackson … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Freemasonry – A New Era (Part 6)

This article was taken from the Leadership Development Course (1995 Revision) originally published by the Grand Lodge of NY Committee on Leadership Services, authored by Allan M. Bryant. The cornerstone for a new Masonic Hall for Grand Lodge was laid … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Freemasonry – The Morgan Affair (Part 5)

This article was taken from the Leadership Development Course (1995 Revision) originally published by the Grand Lodge of NY Committee on Leadership Services, authored by Allan M. Bryant. The disappearance of William Morgan in September of 1826 set the stage … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Freemasonry – Early Freemasonry in the New Republic (Part 4)

This article was taken from the Leadership Development Course (1995 Revision) originally published by the Grand Lodge of NY Committee on Leadership Services, authored by Allan M. Bryant. After the Revolution, the American Grand Lodges became sovereign and independent.  Eventually … Continue reading

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