Sunday, November 18, 2007


Freedom may be one of the most difficult concepts for an individual to deal with. When we first developed the idea of Euclid a Brother talked to me and equated it to the Shawshank Repemdtion (which is a great movie if you have not seen it yet you should). He related it most specifically to the part in which Red had just gotten out of prison and was working as a bagger at a grocery store. He was constantly asking permission to do everything, including going to the restroom.
Red mentioned something about being in the system so long that he could not even go to the restroom without permission. Why does the caged bird sing?

Freedom for me means freedom for you. But what if you don't do what I want? Well, that is freedom. As long as you or I are not violating the rights that I are inherent to my existence then I cannot inhibit you at all.

The continuation of our civilization is dependent upon the advancement of our citizens. This is only possible through true freedom.

Brothers and Sisters, apply your reason and be free.



Fred Paris said...

I wish a lot of success to Bro:. Brandt and all the brethren of Euclid.


Jean-Dominique said...

The creation of your lodge demonstrates that you have understood what FREE-masonry means.
Welcome in the body of liberal free-masonry.

Vénérable Maître Loge l'Eau Vive
Grand Orient de France

Steve said...
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Steve said...

I'm sure your decision was made with care. I wish you and all your brethren the best and hope that someday all this recognition will all go away. I say as long as a man acts masonic and subscribes to a lodge/grand lodge that practices the tenets and ideals of masonry he's a mason.

If he were in a GL or Lodge that was doing wrong to deity, society or himself that would be a different issue.

Candide said...

Coming up to that American of all holidays.We should stop and think why the Pilgrims came here?

John Galt said...

Bonsoir mes frères,
Thank you very much. We do appreciate it very much. We have been attacked pretty heavily. It is good to hear from our French Brothers offering fraternal connections and Brotherly Love.

Fraternally and most sincerely,

Saul Rosenbaum said...

Bro. Brandt,

I would like to congratulate you and the brothers of Euclid on your decision to step away and focus your hearts and minds on that which is of the greatest importance.

Work quietly but steadily on the temple and your work will be admired by many.

Sirius No. 7

John Galt said...

my dear Brother Saul,
Thank you for your kind words. I extend to you the greetings of Euclid Lodge. We wish the best to the success Sirius Lodge.


Howard Roark said...

Dear Bro. Brandt,

Looking over the e-Masonic world this morning I was overcome with joy. Finally, the moment where free men have shouted to the world in explicit terms “WE ARE FREE”.

Let me congratulate you and my other highly esteemed brothers at Euclid Lodge on your courageous actions. Without you Jeff, Chris, Aaron, and the others I would have never realized my own potential. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


Howard Roark

John Galt said...

Though we are all in this together (all of humanity) I cannot take credit for the work of other men. Move forward and do your work.