George Washington – A Perjured Villain

Posted: April 25, 2009 in Secret Societies

From the National Observer.

The Editor of this paper recently, as our readers have been apprised, delivered a course of Anti-Masonic Lectures, eight in number, at Catskill and Hudson. These Lectures, we shall probably publish in this paper, after we get through with Carlile’s Revelations. One of them was a Lecture on the oaths of Masonry, not only justifying the course of seceding masons, by showing that these oaths are unlawful and null and void from the beginning; but that the eternal salvation of every man who has taken them depends upon his repenting them before God. These points were established to the perfect satisfaction of a large number of citizens, and of professing Christians, who heard the Lecture.
We give a short Extract from this Lecture, at present, for the consolation of Seceding Masons, who are styled "PERJURED VILLIANS" by our opponents; and it must console them, we think, to discover, that if they are perjured, GEORGE WASHINGTON was TEN FOLD MORE PERJURED THAN THEY ARE, since his oath which follows and which he violated, was a lawful and constitutional one, lawfully ordained, or prescribed, lawfully administered and lawfully taken, or received by him.


"Let us look, for a moment, at the oath of Allegiance, as taken by GEORGE WASHINGTON: –

I, GEORGE WASHINGTON, DO TAKE ALMIGHTY GOD TO WITNESS, that I will be faithful; and bear true allegiance to our Sovereign Lord, King George the Third, and him will defend to the utmost of my power, against all conspiracies and attempts whatever, that shall be made against his person, crown and dignity: AND I DO FAITHFULLY PROMISE, to maintain, support and defend, to the utmost of my power, the succession of the Throne, in his Majesty’s family, against any person or persons whatever. Thereby utterly abjuring any allegiance, or obedience to the person taking upon himself the style and title of Prince of Wales, in the life time of his father, and who since his death is said to have assumed the style and title of King of Great Britain and Ireland, by the name of Charles the Third, and to any other person claiming or pretending a right to the crown of these realms. AND I DO SWEAR that I do reject and detest as unchristian, and impious to believe, that it is lawful to murder or destroy any person or persons whatever, for or under pretence of their being heretics, and also that unchristian and impious principle, that no faith is to be kept with heretics. I FURTHER DECLARE that it is no article of my faith; and that I do renounce, reject and abjure the opinion, that Princes excommunicated by the Pope and Council, or by any authority of the See of Rome OR BY ANY AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or by any person whatsoever: AND I DO PROMISE, that I will not hold, maintain or abet any such opinion contrary to what is expressed in this declaration. AND I DO SOLEMNLY, in the presence of God, and of his only Son JESUS CHRIST, our Redeemer PROFESS, TESTIFY AND DECLARE that I do make this declaration, and every part thereof, in the plain and ordinary sense of the words of oath without any evasion, equivocation or mental reservation whatsoever and without any dispensation already granted by the Pope, or any authority of the See of Rome, or any persons whatsoever; And without thinking I am or can be acquitted before God or man or absolved of this declaration, or any part thereof although the Pope or any other person or persons, or any authority whatsover, shall dispense with or annul the same, or declare that it was null and void from the beginning."

Now, then let me see the American in this assemblage, who will rise up and declare GEORGE WASHINGTON a perjured villain for drawing his sword against the Monarch, whose "PERSON CROWN AND DIGNITY," he had so solemnly in the name of the ever-living God, sworn to defend!

HE SWORE, to maintain the person, crown and dignity of George the Third, and yet he did not hesitate when George the Third lent his name, his person, his crown and dignity, to the vile purposes of tyranny and oppression, as Freemasonry did when she decreed the murder of Morgan, to buckle on his armour, and go forth to the field of battle for the prostration of that Tyrant, his crown and his dignity!
HE SWORE, to defend to the utmost of his power, the succession of the Throne in the family of George the Third; and yet he did not hesitate to exert himself to the utmost of his power, to destroy that succession, to cut it off both root and branch!
HE SWORE, that it was no article of his Faith that Princes, like George the Third, could be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or by authority of the Pope, or by any authority whatsoever: And yet he drew his sword by the authority of the American Congress of 76, to depose George the 3rd, so far as his authority extended to these States, then the Provinces of George the Third; and had he came in contact with that Monarch in the field of battle, would have killed him, or seen him killed, with the same feelings, that he killed, or saw killed, or instigated  and exhorted, by all the powers of his mind and body, his fellow soldiers to kill any or all, if necessary, of those who were sent hither by George the Third to subjugate our Fathers.
HE SWORE, too, that he took the whole of his oath, which I have just recited, without thinking that he could be absolved from it by any authority whatsoever; and yet he absolved himself from it, and violated every clause of it; And where, I repeat it, is the American in this assemblage, or elsewhere that will dare to brand him, on this account as a TRAITOR AND A VILLAIN? – Where is the man, or rather the miscreant, who will have the hardihood to take up the Declaration of Independence, and write opposite to the name of GEORGE WASHINGTON, on that sacred scroll, the foul epithets of "PERJURED APOSTATE" – "ABANDONED OUTCAST" – "DETESTABLE WRETCH" – as we are styled, who have I fear not to say, as virtuously and as justly violated, and renounced for ever, in the sight of God and man, our unlawful, vicious, all corrupting and blasphemous masonic obligations?


You are the subjects of a tyrannical government, whose claims are false, and whose laws are hostile to our private rights, and to our public institutions. By the law of Masonry a freeman has been condemned and slain, contrary to the public law of the land. The judges and executive officers of that law are sustained against the legal authorities of the country, by the common sympathy, counsel, and funds of the masonic government. For the acts of that government you are individually responsible. Who slew Morgan? His brethren and your brethren. Who conceal the crime? Your brethren. Who spirit away witnesses – who refuse to testify under oath, who refuse to be sworn for justice and for their country, who in the office of jurymen refuse to convict the guilty? Your brethren in Freemasonry. Who have paid the counsel fees of four or five most eminent attornies, for the last five years incessantly and laboriously employed in defending your criminal brothers? Surely your charity funds, set apart for the widow and the orphan, have been swallowed up in the maintenance of those who have SLAIN a husband and a father! Monstrous guilt! Your Gothic Temple is pledged for all it will bring to supply money for your present distresses.
You have done this, Freemasons. You are guilty by every rule of law and county for the acts of your avowed agents. You maintain the law of masonry; you defend its executors; and to you the public look for redress. Wrath has gone forth against you, and against your government for a heinous crime. It will not return until the system of Masonry is razed from its foundations and beaten to powder; until you who sustain it are overwhelmed with shame.
Be wise. You have said: "This excitement is dead!" But it now comes to your own doors. You have said: "Peace, peace!" when blood was on your skirts, and vengeance was ready to seize the guilty. You were deceived; you thought Freemasonry was something; when it is nothing. You were deceived; you thought Anti-masonry was an ephemeral passion, when it is a patriotic indignation, that will work destruction to all secret societies, and the political overthrow of the deluded men who trust in the oath that covers both murder and treason. – N.Y. Pilot

Source: Star, June 7, 1831 (and may it apply also to the present and the future.)


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