Sunday, July 5, 2009


Freedom – Freemasons champion the liberties and values outlined in the founding documents of the United States of America. Grand lodge of Minnesota Mission/Values Statement.

Freedom is one of the core values that guide our Mission Statement. Along with (Personal) Integrity and (Religious) Tolerance, Freedom encapsulates the essence of Freemasonry in North America.

It has been legitimately claimed that the foundations of a republican form of government, the secret ballot and nascent democracy itself had its origins in the lodge halls of speculative Freemasonry.

Whether that is based in fact, or merely wishful history on the part of the brotherhood, it is and must be clear today that Freemasonry stands for Freedom, and it is the Duty of the brothers to protect and promote this fundamental Right of Man.

Declaration of Independence