Whatever their secrets, whether they’re dark and deadly or merely harmless rituals and beliefs for members only, the influence that Freemasons had on the (sometimes literal) building of the United States is widespread and far-reaching. To some people, particularly those in conspiracy circles, that is not a coincidence. If you believe their version of events, neither are the connections of Freemasons to positions of power throughout US history.
Manly P. Hall stated clearly in his book, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, that the US was nothing less than a “Masonic experiment,” designed to allow Freemasons to “dominate the world.” Considering the world from which they were escaping—one in which religious dogma still influenced all aspects of life—whether their experiment was a noble one or not is perhaps based on your own perspective . . .
10. The US Constitution Is Based On Masonic Writings
The Constitution of the United States has many links to the writings of British Freemason James Anderson in his 1723 book The Constitutions of the Free-Masons, which was edited and reprinted by Benjamin Franklin (himself a Freemason) eleven years later in 1734. It is largely agreed that this was the first Masonic book to be printed in the United States, and its influence on many notable Americans of the time is seemingly profound.
In terms of the US Constitution, which came into effect in March 1789, some sections appear to have been lifted in their entirety from the Masonic text—particularly those concerning free speech, rights to citizenship, and each man having a vote. Given the claims made by Manly P. Hall that we mentioned above, it is perhaps easy to see why some would make the connections when an ideal that had been applied in private lodges in Europe was now seemingly being employed on a much larger scale across an entire country.
9. Satanic Layout Of Washington, DC?
The layout of America’s capital city is certainly intriguing, not solely because of the precise measurements, symmetry, and angles involved in the planning of the streets. According to some, the entire layout of the city makes up Masonic symbols—in particular the Goathead Pentagram, more associated with Satanic cults.
According to those who buy into this claim, the White House is the southernmost point of the pentagram. The top three points are marked by the Dupont, Logan, and Scott Circles. The furthest-left and right points are marked by the Washington Circle and Mt. Vernon Square, respectively.
Whether this “design” is intentional or not is very much open to debate, as is whether or not Satanism is something that is indulged in by the Freemasons within their walls, a charge often leveled against Masonic lodges.