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.
Why not? As bankscottage says, many of our presidents were Masons - why even ask the question?
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.
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.
by charm1123 7 years ago
Can you be a true Christian and a Freemason? Doesn't these two group serve to different Masters?Freemasons is a group that has been said to be connected to worshiping themselves and the dark side. Christianity is connected to worshiping Jesus the way the true and the light. what do you think?
by usmanali81 10 years ago
If there are any Freemasons, please, come up and show yourselves. I also want to know how many are they on hubpages ???
by brooklyn00123 8 years ago
Is George W. Bush a Freemason?
by anemometers 7 years ago
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by Mount Vernon Lodge #64 6 years ago
Does anyone have questions about Freemasonry?I have several hubs that I am starting, but being new here and knowing a lot of the beliefs that some people have about Freemasonry - I would like to know if anyone has specific questions they would like answered?
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