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Freemasonry as an Agent of Change PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rodney Dawson   

The structure, hierarchy, codes and bylaws of Freemasonry represent a pure and enlightened form of democracy. It serves as an excellent resource to the student of government, leadership, law and/or corporate structure.

Freemasonry’s history demonstrates time and again that its members acted as agents of positive change supporting those seeking independence. In its early modern form, Masons are believed to have been integrally involved in Scottish independence from colonial England as well as the democratic movements in other countries. Many of the founding fathers of the United States were Freemasons and helped form the Constitution and Bill of Rights. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and Paul Revere were Freemasons. Nearly half of the generals in the Continental Army and, at least, 14 U.S. Presidents have been Masons. Since the formation of the United States, Freemasonry subsequently spread into South America helping free the indigenous people from the rule of Conquistadors. An exploration of world history shows many examples where the craft has helped overcome oppression and been an agent of change.

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Golden Gate #245 is a chartered lodge of The Grand Lodge of Ohio, Free and Accepted Masons, sharing its historic building in Chagrin Falls with other Masonic bodies including; Solon Lodge #757 F.&A.M., Chagrin Falls Chapter #152 Royal Arch Masons, Golden Rule #442 Order of the Eastern Star, Oriental Commandery #12 Knights Templar, and Windermere Council #113 Royal & Select Masons. Learn more about Freemasonry by contacting us or a lodge near you.