The Dollar Bill Essay, Research Paper
All of the symbols on the one dollar bill have an historical connection with the oldest, largest, and most prominent secret society in the world, the Freemasons.
Freemasonry s origin predates the American Revolution. Early in the 18th century the British Empire in its quest for world power needed a covert intelligence gathering agency
with effective access to the people of Europe. Masonic lodges, which were basically Catholic institutions for building cathedrals, schools, and other structures were widely in use
across Europe during the Middle Ages. About 1717 the British Secret Intelligence Service began to systematically purge the ranks of Masonry of Catholic influences. Covert
intelligence gathering was hidden from rank and file Masons behind stories of Jewish antiquities and Christian Knighthood along with the occult cover of a multitude of
mysterious degrees on initiation.
During the 18th century Freemasonry was always patriotic in Great Britain, but in America and France Freemasonry was a primary revolutionary force. Britain s token
resistance to the American Revolution allowed New Age (novus ordo seclorum) Deists and Freemasons to install a Masonic republic in North America complete with checks
and balances designed to make it subservient to the money power of the Bank of England.
Freemasonry is an unofficial branch of the governments of Great Britain and the United States, and these governments see to it that the subject of Freemasonry is not discussed in
the school systems. After young men and sometimes women demonstrate that they can keep the harmless secrets of Masonic ceremonies, passwords and signs they become
prime candidates for key positions in government agencies.
In order to become a Mason one must first win the approval of a Mason and be sponsored in as a first degree, Entered Apprentice. Later one can advance to the second degree
called Fellow Craft. After rising to third degree, Master Mason status one can obtain additional degrees by choosing to go the route of the Scottish Rite or he may take the other
fork on the Masonic road by traveling along the York Rite.
Let s go ahead and examine the symbols on the one dollar bill and find the hidden Masonic influence. The largest symbol on the dollar bill is the portrait of George Washington.
Masons for many years have taken great pride in the fact that George Washington was an ardent Mason. He was a member of two lodges (plural membership being permitted in
Virginia), he was the charter Master of Alexandria Lodge, later changed to Alexandria-Washington Lodge. He took his oath of office as President of the United States on the
Bible of St. John s Lodge of New York City, and took part in Masonic ceremonies in laying the corner stone of the capital in Washington, D.C.
The Great Seal
In the Great Seal of the United States, as pictured on the back of the one dollar bill, is an eagle whose right wing has 32 feathers, the number of ordinary degrees in Scottish Rite
Freemasonry. The left wing has 33 feathers, the additional feather corresponding to the Thirty-Third Degree of the Scottish Rite conferred for outstanding Masonic service. The 9
feathers in the tail correspond to the nine degrees in the York Rite.
The eagle is a symbol of St. John the Evangelist, the great patron of Freemasonry. The arrows in its left talon refer to King David, a man of many wars and of much bloodshed.
The olive branch in its right talon, the peaceful reign of Solomon who built the temple at Jerusalem. The 13 stars above the eagle s head represent Jacob and his 12 sons or tribes
of Israel and form the star of David which reminds a Masons of King David s dream of building a temple which his son King Solomon finally realized. The 13 stars, in double
triangular form and one in the center, are symbolical of the delivery of the children of Israel from their oppressors and their attainment to a glorious freedom. The latin inscription
E Pluribus Unum (one composed of many) indicates brotherhood to the Masonic fraternity.
The unfinished pyramid showing two sides of thirteen layers is entirely Masonic. At the top of the pyramid inside a radiant triangle
is the all-seeing eye of Providence that indicates that the Grand Architect (the Masonic term for God) is omnisciently and
providentially watching mankind. The pyramid is Egyptian in origin and form, and a free interpretation of its symbolism reads: As
the Israelites were delivered from bondage in the land of the Pharaohs and the pyramids of Egypt, so we are now free in our own
country, and hereafter we will build for ourselves.
“In God We Trust first appeared on U.S. coins after 1864 when Congress passed an Act authorizing the coinage of a two-cent
piece bearing this motto. It was first printed on the one dollar bill in 1957 in compliance with an act of July 11, 1953 requiring that
the motto be placed on all coins and currency as new dies were adopted. In 1856 the 84th Congress decreed In God We Trust to
be the national motto of the United States replacing E Pluribus Unum. Since 1963 all denominations of money come inscribed
with In God We Trust. The motto In God We Trust is truly Masonic. Every candidate on his initiation is required to declare
that his trust is in God. He who denies the existence of a Supreme Being is debarred from privilege of initiation, for atheism is a
disqualification for Masonry.
The United States Treasury Seal with its balance scale, key, and chevron is a distinguishing feature of American currency. It has
appeared on every piece of paper money since 1862. The Treasury Seal, one might say, is the final stamp of approval that insures the
legality of the currency. Combined with the expressed authority of the government and two signatures, it notarizes the contract, so to
speak, made between the United States and the holders of its currency.
At the top of the Treasury Seal is a balance scale. Among the ancients a balance, or pair of scales , was a well-known recognized
symbol of justice and fair dealing. This symbol is also recognized by Masonry in the degree of Prince of Jerusalem, the 16th degree in the Scottish Rite.
The Seal used on the first one dollar bill in 1862 had a Mason s set square not a chevron. Until 1893 two treasury Seals were used, one with the Mason s square and another with
a chevron. Between the years 1893 and 1968 a Treasury Seal with only the Mason s square was exclusively used. In 1968 the Masonic square was discontinued and afterwards
only a chevron has been depicted between the scale and key.
The Treasurer is an officer found in all Masonic bodies whose duty it is to take charge of the funds and pay them out under proper regulations. He is simply the banker of the
Lodge or Chapter and has nothing to do with the collection of money which should be made by the Secretary. The Treasurer s jewel (symbolic of Masonic office) is a key as a
symbol that he controls the money chest of the Masonic Lodge.
Freemasonry is sometimes though of as being religious. Its lodges have alters (sic), use the Bible and other sacred books, prayers are said, and one of their officers is called a
chaplain. But to call Freemasonry a religion helps disguise its function as a recruiting depot, intelligence gathering all-seeing eye, and public attitude monitoring system for
the American and British secret intelligence services. Freemasonry supplies the mortar (insider knowledge) and bricks ( enlightened people) that are part of the foundation
which supports the world s financial ruling elite