Yea on one, not so sure about the other. Knew one that fell foul of the IRS and boy, did his erstwhile friends desert him? Which reminds me, the man in the car, John Connolly, didn't poll too well when he went for what he thought to be the masonic vote.There a jobs for the boys clique
They all have pots of money
They had to close the South Kerry Branch.
Did any of you know that America, the Great Republic was founded by Freemasons. George Washington and several others who signed the delaration of Independence were Freemasons.
That's why freemasonic symbols appear on the one dollar Bill.
Since Wolfe Tone was so intrigued by America and France at the time, I wonder was he a freemason???
How does that fit in with them establishing the Orange Institution?Absolutely it did. The UI movement was heavily grounded in the principles of Freemasonry as was the American Revolution and other movements seeking freedom of worship, Enlightened ideas, democracy, etc. IMO it's a huge reason why churches and autocratic regimes have generally opposed it...they see it as a threat to their power agendas. It was right there in the UI plank: "1)That the weight of English influence in the Government of this country is so great as to require a cordial union among all the people of Ireland, to maintain that balance which is essential to the preservation of our liberties and the extension of our commerce; 2) That the sole constitutional mode by which this influence can be opposed is by a complete and radical reform of the people in Parliament, and 3) That no reform is just which does not include Irishmen of every religious persuasion". United Irishmen for the rights and liberties of Irishmen regardless of creed, power agendas, etc? Whammo....even the churches allied against that with the Crown under the 'enemy of my enemy is my (temporary) friend' cliche. Freemasonry was the movement that allied the Irish people for the sake of the Irish people, and that made it their collective enemy for their own interests ('divide and conquer' crap, etc).
The Masons did not found the OO and have no connection with it. In fact, part of the reason the OO was founded was because Freemasonry would not support its objectives.How does that fit in with them establishing the Orange Institution?
The greatest threat to us is the state.The way i look at it masonry is like the RCC in that it's a tool of the devil.
By that i mean if you believe all that stuff.
Think about it if you were the devil hell bent on the destructio of man name two organisations perfectly placed to do just that!
Not that i belive that crap, it's just that the RC's and Masons do.
Whats a brother to do?
Normal people like you and me mostlyIs there many members in Ireland? Who are these people? And what are they up to?