Should a Freemason be president and if not, why not?

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  1. D.Juris Stetser profile image60
    D.Juris Stetserposted 7 years ago

    Should  a Freemason be president and if not, why not?

  2. bankscottage profile image94
    bankscottageposted 7 years ago

    Interesting question.  We were just at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria 2 days ago.  There have already been many presidents that were Freemasons.  The first was George Washington, the most recent was Gerald Ford.  In between include: James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft, Warren Harding, Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry Truman.
    Abraham Lincoln applied before he became president, but withdrew the application because he thought it would look political.  He withdrew his application and promised to reapply after he left office.  They made him an honorary Freemason after his death.
    Lyndon Johnson made it to First Degree, but no further.  Ronald Reagan and George Bush, contrary to popular belief, were not Freemasons.
    If we elect a Freemason president, he would be in good company.  Many of our greatest presidents held those values.

  3. AlexDrinkH2O profile image75
    AlexDrinkH2Oposted 7 years ago

    Why not? As bankscottage  says, many of our presidents were Masons - why even ask the question?

  4. MizBejabbers profile image89
    MizBejabbersposted 7 years ago

    Why should a Freemason not be president? This country's government was founded by Freemasons, not fundamentalist Christians as some people mistakenly believe. Ask this question again and substitute "Christian" or "atheist" or "Morman" or "Catholic" . . . you get the picture, and see how it sounds.

  5. alancaster149 profile image82
    alancaster149posted 7 years ago

    Problem is, aside from FDR whose track record was proven, a political figure who's also a Mason might not always be acting in the interests of the electorate if their interests conflict with those of the Masons.
    Over here the Masons are veiled in secrecy, funny handshakes and even funnier rites - but cross them and you find they're very UN-funny! Who knows, the Masons might have had something to do with JFK's demise... He trod on a lot of sensitive toes during his career.


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