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    Re: Presidents and secret clubs?

    If you're a member of a secret Communist organization, then you shouldn't be president.
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    Re: Presidents and secret clubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Is this a prelude to a "Freemasons and illuminati are controlling the world" conspiracy theory?
    Oh... probably!

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    Re: Presidents and secret clubs?

    If they are in a secret group, how would we know?
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    Re: Presidents and secret clubs?

    I don't like secret clubs --- and I do not like politicians who belong to secret clubs.

    It just seems to me that those politicians are using their posts to serve their clubs.

    I guess ... the parties in general could be called secret clubs .... in the same way Area 51 and Kapustin Yar are secret military installations.

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    Re: Presidents and secret clubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    If they are in a secret group, how would we know?
    We would not know... and they would be free to serve their secret club instead of the American people.

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    Re: Presidents and secret clubs?

    I belong to many secret clubs.

    Although all of them only have one member.

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    Re: Presidents and secret clubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    If they are in a secret group, how would we know?
    Exactly. Whereas, I am surprised the thread has yet made it to the conspiracy theory forum, I think it's only because no one has yet to take the topic seriously.

    I have a question though. If a "club" (and by that I assume it to include fraternaties as well, by definition) is "secret" would we be able to learn and read about them online? What about looking them up in the phone book? If they have a big sign on their meeting place, would that exempt them from being "secret?"

    Besides the "Skull and Bones" college club, what other "clubs" is the thread topic referring to exactly?

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    Re: Presidents and secret clubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    We would not know... and they would be free to serve their secret club instead of the American people.
    Excellent question.

    Would Halliburton, Schlumberger, Brown and Root/Kellogg, or <fill in oil-industry conglomerate here> classify as a secret club? I think they should if we are to go with Vader's valid line of thought. For surely, the last President served his personal loyalties well.

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    Re: Presidents and secret clubs?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    If you're a member of a secret Communist organization, then you shouldn't be president.
    You mean like the Democrat Party? That's an example of a secret communist organization, as opposed to the CPUSA, which is an open communist organziation.

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    Re: Presidents and secret clubs?

    Seriously, how is Skull and Bones different than any other Fraternity type organization?

    And if its not, are you saying people that are part of fraternities should be exempt? A great many of our Presidents were former fraternity members I believe. Do you think all of them were manipulated by some secret group?
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