Friday, July 3, 2009

Independence Day Eve

On this holiday before Independence Day, I quote MWB Harry Truman. On July 29, 1951, Truman stated

"Now listen to this one.  This malicious propaganda has gone so far that on the Fourth
of July, over in Madison, Wisconsin, people were afraid to say that they believed in the
Declaration of Independence.
A hundred and twelve people were asked to sign a petition
that contained nothing except quotations from the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

One hundred and eleven of those people refused to sign that paper-- many of them because they were
afraid that it was some kind of subversive document and that they would lose their jobs or be called
Can you imagine finding 111 people in the capital of Wisconsin that didn't know what the
Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights provided?
I can't imagine it."

I wonder how many today would refuse to sign… Not because they would necessarily be afraid of being called a communist, but simply would not recognize language from our Country’s founding documents.

Masons were at the forefront of our fight for Liberty at the beginning of our country’s history. Masons have stood tall and in front each generation since. Masons today must carry on the tradition of our brothers. We must stand tall and educate ourselves and our countrymen to protect our most precious rights.