Admitted Freemasons currently serving in U.S. Congress [Video]


CNN recently reported on Freemasons in the U.S. Congress, with the anchor noting that “getting someone to chat about it can sometimes be tricky”. Featured in the story are four freemasons;  two Republicans and two Democrats.

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has served 5 terms in Senate and is described on wikipedia as “A moderate to conservative Republican, he has served in the Senate since 1981. From 1958 to 1974, he was an Iowa state legislator.” He has his own youtube channel. There is no mention of his freemasonic membership on his Senate website.

Despite early signs of initially supporting FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, Grassley vehemently defends the so-called “War on Terrorism”, illustrated with a message on his website:

“In town meetings with Iowans, Grassley hears deeply held concerns about the loss of life and cost of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some genuinely feel the sacrifice isn’t worth it. Senator Grassley is concerned America would pay an even heavier price and put future generations at even greater risk if the United States would surrender to freedom-hating terrorists, insurgents and Islamic extremists who want to wipe America and Western Civilization off the face of the Earth.”

Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat, is another freemason featured in the CNN broadcast.

A Democrat “Elected to the U.S. Senate on Nov. 7, 2006”, his official biography claims that “Jon Tester is not a typical Washington, D.C., politician” and that he is “a fresh face in Washington”. Born in 1956 and having previously served in the Montana state senate, there is no mention of masons on his website or on his wikipedia page. Tester, described on The Dissident Voice in 2006 as a “nearly 300-pound farmer who lost three fingers in a meat grinding accident as a child”, told his Republican opponant during a 2006 debate “Let me be clear. I don’t want to weaken the PATRIOT Act. I want to get rid of it”.

Freemason Republican Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming is also featured in the segment. Born in 1944 and elected to the U.S. Senate in 1997 after serving a decade in the Wyoming state legislature, the Presbyterian lawmaker makes no mention of “the craft” in his bio. There are also no mentions of his membership on his wikipedia page.

Democrat Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia is an admitted, 33rd degree Mason, a fact disclosed in the CNN broadcast as well as on his official Congressional website:

  • “A 33rd degree Mason, Rahall is a life member of the National Rifle Association, Elks, Moose, and the NAACP, and was made an honorary member of the United Mine Workers of America in 2003. Before his election to the Congress, Rahall served as a staff assistant to U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, and as a businessman”.

Wikipedia points out that Rahall “has been reelected 14 times with virtually no Republican opposition”. The CNN reporter asks Rahall “so are you trying to rule the world?” to which he strangely responds “Well let’s say no. But if we were, would I tell ya? No.”

Former LAPD Police Chief William Bratton is an admitted freemason, as is Senator Arlen Specter, abortion proponant and key player in the JFK assassination coverup. Bratton is currently working for Kroll, Inc., a position he aquired shortly after resigning from the police dept.

Paul Fisher, in his book BEHIND THE LODGE DOOR, included information on Specter in his chapterMasons and the media, citing a 1987  Wall Street Journal article which noted Specter is a member of ‘Pa. E. Coppe Mitchell Lodge No. 605’. Mark Hatfield, a Republican from Oregon, served in the U.S. Senate from 1967-97 and is also mentioned in the 1987 article as being a member of ‘Oregon Pacific Lodge No. 50’.

The Catholic Church has always been opposed to freemasonry .Pope Leo XIII  in his 1884 EncyclicalHUMANUM GENUS stated “We wish it to be your rule first of all to tear away the mask from Freemasonry and to let it be seen as it really is.” He wrote “Filled with the spirit of Satan, who knows how to transform himself into an angel of light, Freemasonry puts forward as its pretended aim the good of humanity. Paying a lip service to the authority of law, and even to the obligations of religion, it aims at the destruction of civil authority and the Christian priesthood, both of which it regards as the foes of human liberty.”

Pope Benedict XVI affirmed the Church’s prohibition on Catholics membership in the freemasonic sect as recently as 1983, in the DECLARATION ON MASONIC ASSOCIATIONS. This is outlined in my previous article Freemasonry: THEIR GOD IS THE DEVIL: Catholic Opposition to Freemasonry . Pope Pius VIII, speaking of the masons, said “Their Law is Untruth: Their God is the Devil and their Cult is Turpitude.”

Also covered in that article are the some of the founders own cautionary writings, including the following:

John Quincy Adams, The Sixth President of The United States said: “I am prepared to complete the demonstration before God and man, that the Masonic oaths, obligations and penalties, cannot, by any possibility, be reconciled to the laws of morality, of Christianity, or of the land.”

Samuel Adams, The Father of the Revolution said: “I am decidedly opposed to all secret societies whatever!” 

John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress said: “I am opposed to all secret societies.” 

James Madison, The Fourth President of the United States said: “From the number and character of those who now support the charges against Freemasonry, I cannot doubt that it is at least susceptible of abuse, outweighing any advantages promised by its patrons.”

Albert Pike, notorious 33rd degree freemason, wrote in Morals and Dogma the following lines: “Lucifer, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the son of the morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with it’s splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish Souls? Doubt it not!”

I will conclude with the suggestion that no elected representative is fit to hold office who takes part in “secret oaths” or engages in “secret proceedings”, as Kennedy said in one of his final speeches.