Masonic Litigation Part 2 of 3
Feb 02, 1997 01:43 PM
by M K Ramadoss
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In the USA, the situation is different. Democracy and independence have
a very unique meaning to the Americans since the days of American
Independence, and every institution in the USA has been very alert to any
kind of direct or indirect Foreign Domination no matter in what kind of
"spiritual" garb it is disguised. In many of these situations there are
also large assets involved and hence such control means economic control
and thru economic control other changes can be effected.
So when the Paris demands of this *veto* based *autocratic* *remote*
control was presented to the membership, most of the members were outraged
and on a democratic ballot voted to form American Co-Masonry which is
sovereign and does not depend upon any foreign ruler ship or control. It
works the Scottish Rite from the 1st through the 33rd degree plus some
degrees of the York Rite. The elected members of the Board of Directors
personally visited Paris and tried to formally and personally explain the
situation in the US so that the situation could be resolved in a mutually
satisfactory manner. Paris leadership would not budge. So this situation
ended with the formation of the American Co-Masonry.
As a historical fact, it need to be mentioned here that when France was
under Nazi Occupation and Co-Masonic Headquarters could not function, the
lodges in US were working under a sovereign Supreme Council in the US.
For those outside the US, it would be interesting to know that even in
the masculine Masonry, each State of the United States has its own
sovereign setup and is not subject to any national ruler ship or control.
So with 52 states there are 52 Masonic Supreme Councils each of which is
sovereign in its State.
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