Skip to comments.The Masonic Era of Judicial Tyranny.
Posted on 09/12/2006 10:51:48 PM PDT by dangus
The era of the free-masons.
Between 1937 and 1958, an amazing succession of publicly Masonic Supreme Court justices were appointed to the Supreme Court. Collectively, they radicalized American politics. Since their ascension, it can truly be said that every major socio-political change in America has been brought about by judicial, rather than legislative, means. They utterly dominated the Supreme Court during the Warren, Stone, and Vinson courts (1941-1969.) At times, as many as eight of the nine justice were Masonic.
The following is a listing of Masonic US Supreme Court justices appointed in the last 70 years. This is no conspiracy theory; all were very publicly Masonic. Allegations of covert Masonry (such as Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower) have been rejected for the purposes of this list.
Hugo Black (1937-1971)
S. F. Reed (1938-1957)
William Douglas (1939-1975)
Robert Jackson (1941-1954)
James Byrnes (1941-1942)
Wiley Rutledge (1943-1949)
Harold Burton (1945-1958)
Fred Vinson (1946-1953)
Tom C. Clark (1949-1967)
Sherman Minton (1949-1956)
Earl Warren (1953-1969)
John Marshall Harlan (1955-1971)
Potter Stewart (1958-1981)
Also, Thurgood Marshall (1968-1991) was a freemason.
Today, there are five (okay, four and a quarter) conservatives on the United States Supreme Court. Is it a coincidence that they are also the five members who cannot be freemasons?
Freemasons generally disdain Catholics, and Catholics may even incur excommunication by becoming Freemasons; all five are Catholic: Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, and Sam Alito. (Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not likely a freemason, nor is there credible evidence linking the other liberals to masonry.)
Unlike Roosevelt, Truman, and Johnson, John Kennedy was also not masonic. His appointments, Abe Fortas (1962-1965), and Byron White (1962-1993) were the only non-radical-leftists for several years on the court. Nixon, a Quaker, was also non-Masonic; Burger, while still liberal, was decidedly more moderate than his colleagues. Rehnquist was decidedly conservative. Unfortunately, the Senate blocked further conservatives, resulting in the selection of Lewis Powell, Jr.
Gerald Ford was a Freemason, and his selection, John Paul Stevens, while not publicly Masonic, continued the radical policies of prior freemasons. Was Stevens simply covertly Masonic? Sources alleging he was are not reliable, but his ties are definite.
Today, there are five (okay, four and a quarter) conservatives on the United States Supreme Court. Is it a coincidence that they are also the five members who cannot be freemasons?
Freemasons generally disdain Catholics, and Catholics may even incur excommunication by becoming Freemasons; all five non-liberals are Catholic: conservatives Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Sam Alito, and moderate Anthony Kennedy. (Clarence Thomas was not Catholic when he was appointed, but was Catholic previously and is currently Catholic.) All four solidly conservative justices have been linked to an anti-Masonic, Catholic group.
ha ha, this could become a routine. I get home from the office around 10, try to get started on my "take home" stuff, and instead waste a couple of hours hating on masons.
Can we discuss the DC street map tomorrow?
In all serious, if your information on the Supreme Court is correct, I guess it's not all that surprising.
Masons are a cult, like Moonies. I was offered, and rejected membership.
I often suspect nonsense about all US Presidents but Kennedy (the assassinated guy) being Masonic are ruses to purposely discredit anti-Masons. Less than a third of U.S. Presidents were Masonic. On the other hand, it's interesting to note that the last three openly Masonic presidents came to power not by way of an election, but by the untimely departure of their predecessor: Ford, Johnson, and Truman were Masons. But again, why speculate about the unknowable when the knowable is devestating: Freemasons have dismantled American Democracy through an "activist" Supreme Court since 1937.
(Incidentally, the judge who established the questionnably constitutional precedent of judicial supremacy, Marshall, was also a freemason. And yes, the concept is questionable: Many have argued that the veto was intended as the mechanism to prevent the passage of unconstitutional legislation. Again, the President who politicized the veto, Jackson, was also Masonic.)
Interesting post. Thanks.
Stuff and nonsense! All men who believe in God are welcome to become Masons.
Catholics are welcome but from what I understand, the Vatican prohibits practicing Roman Catholics from joining any group which has a code of secrecy.
Not long ago I heard the story of a practicing active Roman Catholic priest who was a Mason.
>> Can we discuss the DC street map tomorrow? <<
That was last night. That DC is strongly influenced by Masonry is unquestionnable, incidentally. You only have to go to the National Masonic Monument in Alexandria, Virginia to read the Masons openly take credit for it. As well as explain why they worship Lucifer (no, it's not actually Satanic; the name means "bearer of light") while bowing before a golden bull. The funny part is that most of them go home and preach to their congregations that Catholicism is evil because we bow before statues.
Let's just say that there was a recent movie, filled with Masonic imagery, which treated the group that at least two of them have been linked to very poorly.
So, none of today's justices are Masons? What went wrong, I thought they controlled everything?
Oh, I know first-hand that there do exist Catholics who are free-masons. The question is whether they can be Catholics in good standing. Certain state chapters (terminology?) of Freemasons are fairly freindly towards Catholics. Some are even accused of trying to infiltrate Catholicism. Many are expressly anti-Catholic. But freemasonry, itself, probably emerged from Knights Templar who were prosecuted by the Catholic Church for war crimes during the Crusades; the antipathy is most certainly two-way. As many of the Knights Templar refugees fled to the mountains of Switzerland, it's not hard to imagine that they heavily influenced Calvin and other anti-Catholics.
At least they aren't openly masonic. It's possible that they decided that the legal environment was sufficiently dominated by their liberalism by 1968. It's also possible that they simply are no longer overt. Stevens is certainly radically leftist; he was appointed by a freemason; he has ancestral ties to the right lands. But we don't KNOW he's Masonic. I will say that I doubt that Ginsburg is, since I can't help but notice that none of the Jewish justices in the era of Masonic domination were Masonic. I wouldn't be surprised if Souter is Masonic, but there's vastly insufficient (i.e., no reliable) evidence to support that conclusion.
The Freemason's is just a bunch of guys trying to do good for people. The mysteries were designed to attract people to it. Most of our forefathers were Mason's. Texas was founded by Mason's. Most of the government we have today is based on Masonry. When you take an oath for the government, it is very similar to Masonic oaths.
I can't for the life of me figure why patriotic people hate Masons. You are hating the foundation of who you are.
There are good Masons and crappy ones, just like there are good Catholics and crappy ones. If Catholics excommunicated Democrats like they hate Masons, maybe the country would change. The Jews do the same thing. They vote for Democrats that hate Israel and would sell them out in a minute because they can't believe Republicans would never turn on them.
Being a Mason is more for raising money for charity than stacking the court with some cabal. Anyone that gains the power will attempt to promote people they want and to hell with what you want. You don't have to be Masonic for that.
"Certain state chapters (terminology?) of Freemasons are fairly freindly towards Catholics. Some are even accused of trying to infiltrate Catholicism."
That's a switch from your earlier"Freemasons generally disdain Catholics"
Get facts from somewhere other than Wikipedia and sites like The Forbidden Knowledge which makes the claim that the Freemasons caused the terrorist plane hijackings and destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
here's a little different explanation.....this one includes ISLAM
I wasnt going to quabble about whether Freemasons welcome Catholics or not. IMHO saying that they do is like saying that Calvinist churches welcome Catholics: Come on in, as long as you leave your stuff at the door.
>> I can't for the life of me figure why patriotic people hate Masons. You are hating the foundation of who you are. <<
...But I can't tolerate this! It is true that several of the founding fathers (Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, Mason) were freemasons. But they certainly were the minority, albeit a very important minority. Freemasons were important in the formation of America in several key ways, but they are not the foundation of who I am, or what America is.
There is a Masonic lodge right here in Los Angeles county that has a Catholic priest as a member. It is not generally known, but the Church has no real objection as long as you don't go into the higher degrees. The Scotish Rite in particular.
The word "generally" infers that the subsequent condition is not universally true. So saying "certain... are fairly friendly" is in no means contradicting "generally disdain," especially if the friendliness is largely to win influence ("some are even accused of trying to infiltrate Catholicism") or the friendliness is dependent on the Catholic apostosizing.
The Catholic Church excommunicates freemasons because it is the Catholic Church's perception that historically freemasonry is trying to eradicate the Catholic Church.
>> Get facts from somewhere other than Wikipedia and sites like The Forbidden Knowledge which makes the claim that the Freemasons caused the terrorist plane hijackings and destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. <<
I never said anything to support such kooky conspiracy theories, and in fact disdained them. None of my information in any way resembles anything found at sites like "Forbidden Knowledge." If you would like to challenge the accuracy of any of the identifications, please do so, but do not make absurd, inflammatory and patently false accusations against me.
This is pure horse hockey and nobody who really knows need not see any more to know that dangus has no idea what he is talking about.
Yo! Dangus! Ever notice the letter G on a masonic ring? It doesn't stand for Lucifer! Are you getting a clue now?
What's your opinion on free silver, eh?
As far as Mason founders, you need to read more. The MAJORITY were Masons. Our form of government comes from the Bible and Masonic teaching.
Become a Mason and you can find all these things out.
Navyblue, would you like to visit the National Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, and examine the references to Lucifer? I saw what I saw with my own eyes. But as I said, it is not Satanic; I just find it amusing that all the Baptist Masons out there get all worked up about Catholic "idolatry" while belonging to a Luciferian society.
Ahh, you're getting into sentential logic now, which is generall considered passe on FR.
Would you like to meet an Anti-Masonic Whig?
...well, Old Whig, to be precise. But I am against the gold standard.
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Heeeere we go again!
Actually, this started out with me simply discovering the list of black freemasons; I was researching Kweisi Mfume, and had just written about Bob Dole's anticonservative PAC, IMP-PAC. Both were for a thread about the primaries. I was surprised to discover Mfume was a freemason, so followed the link. There I discovered many of the anti-conservative Republicans, like Ford, Dole, etc. I started to categorize the nationally prominent politicians, and only then realized that, while there weren't THAT many Masonic presidents, the core of evil Supreme Court justices (Warren, Marshall, et al) were all on the list, and they were all from the same time. Then I decided to see if they formed a majority clique...
Why is Paul Tsongas flying a UFO?
Where did you EVER get the idea I was Anti-Catholic? I'm most known for my blistering defenses of Catholicism!
Also note the Masonic symbols on the dollar bill and in the Great Seal.
Freemasonry is not a cult and no matter how many times you say it is, won't make it one.
You are just plain wrong and misinformed.
navyblue wrote: "There is a Masonic lodge right here in Los Angeles county that has a Catholic priest as a member. It is not generally known, but the Church has no real objection as long as you don't go into the higher degrees. The Scotish Rite in particular."
Thanks for the information, Navyblue. The Catholic priest Mason I had heard about had not divulged it to his Diocese.
Also I hadn't heard that anyone would be restricted from Scottish Rite, except if they did not take the required coursework and pass the tests.
The difficulty in determining who is a Mason and who is not a Mason is that only men who are Masons are allowed entry into a Lodge. When a Mason sees another at Lodge, then that Mason can be certain that the other person is also a Mason.
The exception is during Lodge family events where non Mason family members are invited to Lodge family events.
Cuz he's gettin' ready to buzz your house! ;-)
George Washington and many of the founders were Masons. Seems to me that they did a pretty good of establishing this nation. We continue to prosper and thrive because of their wisdom in creating the institutions of this country. Find another boogieman to scare us with.
BTW The Knights Templar were not prosecuted by the Church for war crimes during the Crusades.
" In the early 1300s, King Philip IV of France (also known as "Philip the Fair") was in desperate need of money to continue his war with the English. On Friday, October 13, 1307 (a date possibly linked to the origin of the Friday the 13th legend), Philip had all French Templars simultaneously arrested, charged with numerous heresies, and tortured by French authorities nominally under the Inquisition until they allegedly confessed. This action released Philip from his obligation to repay huge loans from the Templars and justified his looting of Templar treasuries. In 1312 due to public opinion and scandal, and under pressure from King Philip (who had been responsible for maneuvering Pope Clement V into the Vatican), Clement officially disbanded the Order at the Council of Vienne. Even though all their lands were supposed to be turned over to the Hospitallers, Phillip retained a great deal of the Templar assets in France. Some other European leaders followed suit in an effort to reduce the amount of Church-owned lands and property. In 1314 three Templar leaders, including Grand Master Jacques De Molay, Hugh De Perault and Godfrey De Goneville were burned alive at the stake by French authorities after publicly renouncing any guilt.
Remaining Templars around Europe, having been arrested and tried under the Papal investigation (with virtually none convicted), were either absorbed into other military orders such as the Order of Christ and the Knights Hospitaller or contemplative Benedictine or Augustinian orders; returned to the secular life with pension; and in some cases possibly fled to other territories outside of Papal control such as England and excommunicated Scotland. But questions still remain as to what happened to the few hundreds of Templars across Europe, or to the fleet of Templar ships which, according to novels like 'Holy Blood and Holy Grail' vanished from La Rochelle on October 13, 1307. Also, the extensive archive of the Templars, with detailed records of all of their business holdings and financial transactions, was never found, though it is unknown whether it was destroyed, or moved to another location, or ever existed in the first place.
In modern times, it is the Roman Catholic Church's position that the persecution was unjust; that there was nothing inherently wrong with the Order or its Rule; and that the Pope at the time was severely pressured into suppressing them by the magnitude of the public scandal and the dominating influence of King Philip IV. In 1556, a copy of the Chinon Parchment was discovered by Dr. Frale in the Vatican Secret Archives. The parchment gave direct documented evidence and a new perspective on the Knights Templar and overturned some of the centuries-old myths and misconceptions that have grown around the Order."
I find some of their mythology silly, but I don't even know first-hand that they actually believe any of it. Beyond that, I don't have much of an opinion. I should also add that the person who taught me about the knights' influence on the development of Switzerland was a freemason; I should have been careful to make the point that it is Masonic legend, and that it is not me asserting its truth.
Bull, that isn't what happened.
Geee..my good father and grandfather were Masons.. I had no idea my wonderful dad was a cult member. He managed to run a small town business and was beloved in his community..Who knew?/S
I don't believe you.
I don't doubt your story. But the man should not have done that. It is the custom that all men should come to ask of their own free will. Nopardons is correct. The proper procedure is for one wishing to become a member must ask to join.
This really IS getting ridiculous! The anti-Masonic bunch on FR, are feeling their oats, for some weird reason.
Uhhh...whats your point?
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