It was not my intention to doubt that, the doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the lodges of Free Masons in this country had, as societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter. That individuals of them may have done it, or that the founder, or instrument employed to found, the Democratic societies in the United States, may have had these objects; and actually had a seperation of the people from their government in view, is too evident to be questioned.
Ron Paul exchanging what is clearly a Masonic handshake.