Birth Of America Orchestrated And
Celebrated By Church Of Rome
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DANIEL CARROLL THE CATHOLIC FREEMASON PATRIOT
After the 'Great Work' of separating themselves, and gaining independence from British rule was accomplished, it was now necessary to form a suitable government for the new nation that would provide its citizens the guarantee of civil and religious liberties; which had been the real purpose of the Revolution from the start. The "Confederation of the United States" had served its purpose during the war, but all agreed, it had numerous shortcomings. So on 25 May 1787, the Federal Constitutional Convention was held at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to draft a new constitution, with George Washington chosen to serve as its President. It was recorded, "This began the meeting of one of the greatest sessions of wise men in the history of the world". And two men, Thomas FitzSimons of Pennsylvania and Daniel Carroll of Maryland, were among those 'wise men' representing their Roman Catholic constituencies.
Daniel Carroll, brother of Archbishop Carroll, was politically, in his time, one of the most influential men of his native State, even though his illustrious brother and cousin Charles, somewhat overshadowed his fame. Daniel Carroll had been a member of the Continental Congress, of the Maryland Council, and of the Maryland Senate, which at one time he was its president. As a member of the Continental Congress, he took an active part in the negotiations for the French alliance. After the Constitution of the United States had been framed, Daniel Carroll returned to Maryland, where by his efforts, the American Constitution was adopted by that State.
On 17 September 1787, the draft Constitution was accepted, approved and signed by thirty-nine of forty-two delegates present. Between 7 December and 25 June of the following year, even though there was much opposition and reluctance because the Constitution failed to adopt a bill of rights, each of the states individually ratified it. Those who favored the incorporation in the Constitution of a bill of rights that would include a provision for religious liberty, waited patiently for the opening of the first congress which would then present the opportunity of introducing the amendments which they favored. In the work of the amendment, the Carrolls of Maryland were to play an important role.
On the 6 April 1789, the session of the first congress had a quorum in both houses to convene. George Washington was then unanimously elected first president of the United States under the new Constitution. His inauguration was on 30 April. The oath was administered by Robert Livingston, Grand Master of New York's Grand Lodge. The marshal of the day was another Freemason, General Jacob Morton. Yet another Freemason, General Morgan Lewis, was Washington's escort. The Bible used for the oath was that of St. John's Lodge No.1 of New York. Washington himself at the time was Master of Alexandria Lodge No. 22, Virginia. The new government of the United States of America came officially into existence.
Of the thirty-nine men that officially brought the United States government into existence, there is quite an array of them that were Freemasons. Of them, thirteen names are definitely known to be Freemasons, and more than that number, discreetly, have chosen to remain anonymous. But one name, surprisingly, or perhaps not so surprisingly, stands out. In spite of, and regardless of the pope's anathemas and fearful excommunication that sends one to hell for being a Freemason, we find Roman Catholic, Jesuit educated, Daniel Carroll's name among those who are the most prominent of Freemasons."? How is it possible that Daniel Carroll- who represented the top echelons of the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church in America, whose cousin Charles, was the most vocal political spokesman for that Church, and his brother John, a Jesuit, who founded the new American Roman Catholic Church can be a Freemason?? The answer to that question, solves a deeply hidden mystery.
However, it was
not until August that the matter of religious
liberty was brought up for consideration. Charles
and Daniel Carroll both were members of the new
congress. Charles Carroll was elected to the senate
and Daniel Carroll to the house. Wherever the
contest was to be, whether in the senate or the
house, one of the two Carrolls was sure to be in the
arena of action. The end result gave us as the first
amendment to the Constitution, which reads:
"Congress shall make no laws respecting an
establishment of religion or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof." This was a
day of great glory for the Carrolls and the
Roman Church they represented. As another
phase of the 'Great Work' was accomplished, it
firmly established by Federal law "Liberty" for
the Church of Rome to function and flourish in
English America. And that opened wide the door for
good things yet to come.
"When I signed the Declaration of Independence, I had in view not only our independence from England but the toleration of all sects professing the Christian religion and communicating to them all full rights. Happily this wise and salutary measure has taken place for eradicating religious feuds and persecutions and become a useful lesson to all governments. Reflecting as you must on the disabilities, I may truly say, on the proscription of the Roman Catholics in Maryland, you will not be surprised that I had much at heart this 'grand design' founded on mutual charity, the basis of our holy religion." ("National Gazette," Philadelphia, Feb. 26, 1829.)
In 1827 in a letter to a Protestant minister, Charles Carroll wrote:
"Your sentiments on religious liberty coincide with mine. To obtain religious as well as civil liberty I entered zealously into the Revolution”.