Greetings.My name is Brad Felmey and I've lived my entire life in a little town just west of Fort Worth, TX.I have been active civically and politically for most of my life. I'm a past master and…Continue
"Hmmm, I guess that might be dependent upon the jurisdiction. Here the moment you're raised you're a Master Mason, and it's that simple. You can eventually be suspended if the work isn't completed within a certain period of time,…"
While I suppose it's actually possible that you don't know any Masons, I suspect that the case is you don't know THAT someone you know is a Mason.
In either case, cold-calling is totally acceptable. I know some very good men…"
"Charles, I'm given to understand that you'll find a brother running the site, too. :)
Shawn, some lodges really struggle with getting the people they need all at the same time due to personal commitments. The Master's degree is a lot…"
"Precedence and superimposition are different things. One you get to do for yourself. The other you don't get to do for others.
It's clear that you're convinced being gay is a prima facie character flaw. It's clear that I believe…"
"I think the context is dead-on. Freemasonry isn't "liberal" nor "conservative". It's Freemasonry. It's about character, period. It is you who have defined homosexuality as a character flaw. You get to do that on…"
"Masonry is not Christian. It is also not Muslim. It is self-importance to overlay your personal religious convictions across Masonry and declare anything that doesn't fit your criteria to be unsuitable.
It is exactly this same attitude which…"
"This matters about as much to me as if he were black, which is to say not at all. I'm in Texas, so I'll let you guess how prevalent this particular viewpoint isn't.
Does he have good character? THAT matters to me."
"What does Alaska have to do with anything? Oh, wait. I see. A Palin reference. Do you get extra points for that?
Rhodes Scholar. Big whoop. Jimmy Carter was a Naval officer and by all accounts has the highest IQ of any President. 2nd worst…"
"It really depends on how much $2000 is to you, and how long you're going to be living in Thailand, and how often you come to the states.
If $2K isn't a HUGE amount of money, I'd say it's worth it - especially if you don't…"
"Not really. CA is the #1 economy and Arkansas is #35, but it's nowhere near as small an economy as Sarah Palin's Alaska. Plus, Clinton before being governor was a Rhodes Scholar and a Lawyer.... What was Reagan?"
"It is all going to depend on the individual.
I love sporting clays myself. I am not really a skeet and trap fan. I could see myself getting bored really fast if those were the only two options.
Same goes for me with pistol or rifle shooting though.…"
"Not exclusively, no. It's about culture. Being raised by whites, instilled with the values, beliefs and world-view of a white upbringing will most definitely be contributing factors to his ability to reach the white house.
"Just off the top of my head, I'd say it was the assault weapons ban and the end of the ban on homosexual military service that cost the republicans the house, not the budget. I was at the US Embassy in Peru at the time as a Marine Security…"