Trump endorsed by the new Master of the Knights Templar

The infamous Knights Templar has elected a new master in January 2020. We’ve just discovered he officially endorsed Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election as POTUS. For anyone who has at least a superficial knowledge of the Templar history and power, the implications are bigger than big.

Can’t vouch for the Internet-famous Structure of Masonry, but this is cut from it and pretty accurate for a meme

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In a new joint letter released 15th of September 2020, 235 senior military leaders officially endorsed President Donald Trump’s reelection.

“The 2020 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to affirm their devotion to the Constitution of the United States and to the American way of life. As senior leaders of America’s military, we took an oath to defend the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic. At present, our country is now confronted with enemies here and abroad, as well as a once in a century pandemic,” the letter says. “As retired military officers, we believe that Donald J. Trump has been tested as few other presidents have and is the proven leader to confront these dangers.”

According to American Military News, the letter, which is signed by eight four-star generals/admirals, 42 three-star generals/admirals, goes on to call the 2020 presidential election the most important since the United States’ inception. It names off threats such as socialism and Marxism, and defense spending cuts as some of the most detrimental to Americans’ security and way of life.

“The proposed defense cuts by the Democrats will, in our professional judgment, create a potentially perilous situation for the United States during a time of great external and internal threats to our Nation,” the letter adds.

The letter also takes aim at Biden, criticizing him and former President Obama for harming military strength through “a series of ill-considered and debilitating budget cuts” during their administration.

“For these reasons, we support Donald Trump’s re-election. We believe that President Donald Trump is committed to a strong America. As president, he will continue to secure our borders, defeat our adversaries, and restore law and order domestically,” the letter says. “We urge our fellow Americans to join us in supporting the re-election of Donald Trump for President.”

Read the full text of the letter below:

Open Letter from Senior Military Leaders
The 2020 election affords the American people an urgently needed opportunity to affirm their devotion to the Constitution of the United States and to the American way of life. As senior leaders of America’s military, we took an oath to defend the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic. At present, our country is now confronted with enemies here and abroad, as well as a once in a century pandemic. As retired military officers, we believe that Donald J. Trump has been tested as few other presidents have and is the proven leader to confront these dangers.

It can be argued that this is the most important election since our country was founded. With the Democratic Party welcoming to socialists and Marxists, our historic way of life is at stake.

During the Obama/Biden administration, America’s armed forces were subjected to a series of ill-considered and debilitating budget cuts. The Democrats have once again pledged to cut defense spending, undermining our military strength.

The Democrats’ opposition to border security, their pledge to return to the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, their antagonism towards the police and planned cuts to military spending will leave the United States more vulnerable to foreign enemies.

President Trump’s resolute stands have deterred our enemies from aggression against us and our allies. The proposed defense cuts by the Democrats will, in our professional judgment, create a potentially perilous situation for the United States during a time of great external and internal threats to our Nation.

For these reasons, we support Donald Trump’s re-election. We believe that President Donald Trump is committed to a strong America. As president, he will continue to secure our borders, defeat our adversaries, and restore law and order domestically.

We urge our fellow Americans to join us in supporting the re-election of Donald Trump for President.

Source: American Military News

Plenty of interesting characters on that list of signatures, but one picked up our attention more than others: Brig. General Ronald S. Mangum.
Because of earlier news from January:

Brig. General Ronald S. Mangum elected as the new Master of the Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jerusalem

Brig. Gen. Ronald S. Mangum, Master OSMTJ

After a long absence the office of Master for the OSMTJ, better known as the Knights Templar, has finally been filled. Brigadier General Ronald S. Mangum acknowledge the accolade with the following letter:

Dear Templar brothers and sisters –
I am deeply honored that you have selected me to fill the long vacate office of Master of the Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jerusalem. I did not initiate this action, but I will accept the will of the Grand Priors and will serve the Order to the best of my ability.
We are an ancient and noble Christian Order and we have much work ahead to do to fulfil our ecumenical and humanitarian role in today’s world. Again, thank you for your confidence in me, and may God bless our Order.

Message For Everyone From Newly Elected International Master of OSMTJ Knights Templar, Brig. General Ronald S. Mangum

His biography as provided by the Templar:

“We warmly welcome to our Leadership, this exceptionally accomplished and long-time Templar legend. Joining in 1995, General Mangum has been a Templar leader for 21 years and brings the incredible breadth and width of his experience to bear for the OSMTJ International (OSMTJ.net). General Mangum has served in many of the highest Templar Positions over the years, the Deputy Grand Commander of the OSMTH.org, a Grand Prior in Austria for that same order, a Grand Preceptor in the nation of Georgia (he practically created the Grand Priory of Georgia), and many other roles.

Master of the Order, General Ronald Mangum Knighting members in the nation of Georgia

As a practicing lawyer, Attorney Mangum was admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of Illinois (1968) and Wisconsin (1985), the United States Tax Court, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Courts (Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois) and the Federal Trial Bar.[3] Mangum practised law in Chicago for over 30 years, founding the firm of Mangum, Smietanka & Johnson, L.L.C. He served in several leadership positions in the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

As a Professor, Ronald Mangum served as a full Professor of National Security Studies from 2005 to 2011 at American Military University and briefly served as Program Director of the National Security Studies Program in 2006. He developed and taught courses in Research Methods in National Security Studies, Concepts of National Security, U.S. National Security, International Security, Diplomacy and National Security and Institutions of National Security.

Master of the OSMTJ Order, General Ronald Mangum in Georgia

As for his military career, General Mangum retired from the United States Army in November 2004 after 35 years of enlisted and officer service. His last command consisted of three elements: Commanding General, Special Operations Command Korea; Commanding General, United Nations Special Operations Component; and Deputy Commanding General, Combined Unconventional Warfare Task Force. He served in Korea from September 2000 to August 2003.

Previous command assignments included Deputy Division Commander; Assistant Division Commander (Logistics); Commander, 1st Brigade (Battle Command Staff Training); Commander, 4th Brigade (Field Exercise Training); Commander, Battle Projection Group (Battle Command Staff Training); Commander, 1st Battalion, 340th Regiment (Instructor); all in the 85th Division (Training Support).[2] He also served as the Operations Officer (S-3) of the 314th Army Security Agency Battalion, Group Intelligence Officer (S-2) and Commander, Operational Detachment A, 1st Battalion, 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Arlington Heights, Illinois.

His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters, and the Order of Cheong Su (Republic of Korea), among others. His military qualifications include the Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist badges (U.S. and Republic of Korea), Pathfinder Badge, Special Operations Diver badge, Aircrew Badge and Canadian Parachutist badge. General Mangum’s military education included the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Special Forces Qualification Course, Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course, Engineer Officer Advanced Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff Course, the United States Army War College, Capstone and the Joint General Officer/Flag Officer Warfighters Course. Following his retirement from military service, he became a consultant to the United States Department of Defense and was contracted as a senior advisor to the Georgian Ministry of Defense from 2005 to 2011.

This is as new as October 2020 and might be the only video recording of his available on Internet

BONUS:
Mangum was also a co-signer of the letter that bashed NBC for bashing Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. So I guess he’s involved with a nucleus of elder military who share his convictions. Don’t be surprised if many share more than just convictions.

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The charts of the degrees is accurate. Each degree has a Master. When he becomes a Master Mason a FreeMason is then qualified to choose a degree, either York Rite or Scottish Rite. He is not obligated to do either he can remain where he is at go no higher if he wishes. If he does that he only sees the tip if the iceberg. A mason is free to choose either Rite, or do both.

The highest degree of York Rite is Knight Tempar. The highest one they publicaly acknowledge in Scottish is 33 Inspector General. There are many invisible degrees after that.
With that said this is not different than any other election year. Those knights are not forced to vote in a certain way but they are influenced to do so. Open discussion about politics is forbidden in a lodge meeting but we all know talk is plenty when they are adjourned.
This happens on every election. It is nothing new. The truth is FreeMasons are so deeply ingrained in all walks of life they will be sucessful and survive no matter what party is in charge?

Right…

Thanks For The Clatification

Woah! Not sure what to think about this one…

Not a big fan of the Masonic stuff, its a double edged sword to say the least.

History tells two sides to these organizations.

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