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Is Barack Obama a Freemason?

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2016-02-03 06:00:44

President Obama is not a Freemason. There is no credible

indication that the President is a member of any Masonic

organization. There is nothing prohibiting him in terms of Masonic

rules from announcing this fact if he were. There is also, however,

nothing forcing him to do so if he were, either.

In some cases, membership can only be proven by searching

through the fraternity's records. Such records are most often kept

at the individual Lodge level, and may be lost due to fire, flood,

deterioration, or simple carelessness. Grand Lodge governance may

have shifted or reorganized, resulting in further loss of records

on the member or the name, number, location or even existence of

the Lodge in question. In areas of the world where Masonry has been

suppressed by governments, records of entire Grand Lodges have been

destroyed. Because of this, masonic membership can sometimes be

difficult to verify.

Were he to be a Freemason, he would be sworn, on that basis

alone, to uphold the law of the land. So stringent is this

requirement, that it is a source of much hatred directed towards

masons for their perceived amorality by refusing to oppose corrupt


Thus concerns that he would be compromised as President due to

loyalty to Freemasonry are the result of ignorance or

misinformation, since, if he were a Freemason, he would be doubly

bound to execute the office of the presidency in accordance with


Many U.S. Presidents have been Freemasons and have discharged

their duty without incident.

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