If it’s one thing the Senate requires it’s decorum, and claims of a Masonic conspiracy is not proper decorum. While the Senate members might not care about governing in terms of the oath they took, they do like things done “decently and in order.” National Review Online makes the following report on a “surreal and chilling note” about Masonic conspiracies that took place on the Senate floor yesterday. Was it an omen?:
“The government shutdown ended on a surreal and chilling note. Minutes before the House finished voting for the Senate compromise, a stenographer was pulled out of the chamber while yelling about conspiracies. A few people physically removed her from the chamber and took her to an adjacent elevator. She continued to yell. They were followed by a crowd of reporters and members of Congress, including Representatives Al Green (D., Texas) and Louie Gohmert (R., Texas). It took a few moments for the elevator doors to open, so the people who removed her from the chamber held her against the elevator as she yelled.
“This is what I recorded of what she said: ‘This is not one nation under God. It never was. Had it been, it would not have been – no – it would not have been – the Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons! They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise Jesus [recording unclear]. Lord Jesus Christ!’
Representative Joaquin Castro (D., Texas) told reporters shortly afterward that the woman had been working in the House as a stenographer for at least a few months. He said she was at the podium right below the Speaker’s chair when she started to yell. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican, was presiding.
“‘It was very disturbing for the members of Congress,’ Castro said.”
The view that there was a Masonic conspiracy in Philadelphia is neither a new nor an uncommon belief. The delegates were sent to revise the Articles of Confederation not create an altogether new document. Many of them were Masons. It’s obvious that the national constitution is different from the state constitutions.
It was Patrick Henry who said that he “smelt a rat in Philadelphia, tending toward the monarchy.” Not everyone was thrilled with the New Constitution.
“What is surprising is that so many conservative Christians today are seeking the previously hidden Christian roots of the U.S. Constitution. These are not hidden roots; they are missing roots. The roots of the Constitution are Rhode Island political theory, Newtonian philosophy, Deist-Unitarian-Whig social theory, Scottish Enlightenment rationalism, and Masonic universalism. The Constitution’s structure was Christian-Puritan; its content was humanist.”
While there remains a debate on how much of a Masonic conspiracy there was in 1787, the full operation of a conspiracy was certainly in operation last night on the Senate floor.