"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann
Every little kid wants to belong to some unique organization. It's neat. And since all the Prez's so far have been men, that kind of childishness carries over into adult life with a lot of other useless bagage.
What harm could it do?
"I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."
--Albert Einstein, 1929
Do you think George Washington was childish?
If you do think we are childish, that's ok. No, really. It's ok. If it bothered us what other people thought, would be be puttin' around at all the parades like this?
Nobody makes as much fun of us as we make of ourselves. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, in our "secret" moments, , if your child is barely clinging to life, and needs our help, just call. I won't matter that you laughed at us. We'll be there for you anyways.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
If being a member of a secret society was a game changer than George Washington wouldn't have been allowed be POTUS as he was a freemason.
"And, isn't sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit."
- The Tick