How could the founding fathers have participated in the revolution?

by Royce Wheeler
(I am still in Missery)

Ok Tim,

This is my best shot. We at Sampson Lodge initiated a gentleman, the other night and he was probably the most attentive candidate that I have ever had the privilege to witness.

After the degree was over he, referring to the Charge in the First Degree, asked how George Washington could have been a part of a revolution against his Government?

After careful thought and some research, I still do not have an answer.

Can you help me out a bit and give me something to tell this new brother?

Oh by the way I am still glad that you have this website up and running.

Royce Wheeler

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Nov 12, 2018
A reoccurring question
by: Bob

First off, the site's owner, Tim, has had to focus on some serious family issues for some time. Apologies for the delay.

Personal opinion only...

Your question is a good one. I know when I was doing some training to sit in the East, one of the questions was if I could as a Mason follow a bad law. It is the same thing, of course. We are obliged to obey the laws of the land and we are also, equally, obliged to behave in a moral fashion. So what happens when the law of the land in which we dwell is itself immoral (think the antisemitic Nuremberg laws in Nazi Germany)?

The answer to that is of course that there is no book answer. Our duty is first of all to the Almighty, secondly to our nation, thirdly to our family, friends and neighbours. I would take them in that order, too. What happens when they conflict becomes, I think, a matter of personal conscience.

A good topic for discussion. I look forward to seeing what comes out of this.

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