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Freemasons and the symbols on the dollar bill

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      Almost every American looks at a one dollar bill on a daily basis, but few view it for it's historic significance. The Freemasons play a significant role in our government but go unseen by the average American. To show just how much they are involved, the back of the one dollar bill is an excellent place to look.

     The left side of the bill displays an unfinished pyramid with the all seeing eye above it. The unfinished pyramid is significant for two reasons. The first is the reason that the pyramid is unfinished. The Freemasons believe that their work will go unfinished in their lifetime on earth, and it continues on into the afterlife. If the square and compass, symbols of the Freemasons, are put over the pyramid, it spells the word Mason. Above the pyramid is the all seeing eye representing the Illuminati. The true connection between these two secret organizations is unclear. Some historians believe they have evidence that the Freemasons branched off from the Illuminati, while others argue there is little connection. Above the eye of the Illuminati are the latin words "Annuit Coeptis", roughly translating to He favors us. Freemason manuals often talk about worshiping their "Dark God". Although the Freemasons publicly deny it, many past members and religious leaders warn of the Stanic rituals and hidden beliefs. The ribbon under the pyramid contains the latin words Novus Ordo Seclorum, roughly translating into a "a new order for the ages". The exact meaning of this phrase is also one of some debate. Conspiracy theorist argue that this refers to the coming of a New World Order where the lives of non-Freemasons will be strictly regulated and controlled, however it may simply refer to the emergence of a new country. On the bottom of the pyramid are the roman numerals MDCCLXXVI or 1776. There is little argument that this represents the signing of the Delcaration of Independence.

     To the right of the word one and "In God we trust" is the seal of the United States of America. The bird in the center of the current seal is clearly a Bald Eagle, however this wasn't always the case. The original seal had a bird that was longer and thinner with little resemblance to the Bald Eagle, but very closely resembling the mythical fire bird, the Phoneix. The seal was later changed to the Bald Eagle that we are accustomed to today. The Eagle has thrity-two feathers on its dexter wing. This is the number of normal degrees of the Scotish Rite of Freemasonry, while the sinister wing contains one additional feather for the thrity-third degree awarded for outstanding service. The nine tail feathers are the degrees for the York Rite. The York Rite is the American rite, whereas the Scotish Rite has ties to France. This symbolizes the allience between the American and French to win the Americans freedom from England. The thirteen stars above the head of the eagle form the Star of David. Kind David was devoted to building a temple to his God, just as the Freemasons are to their "Dark God". In the beak of the bird is a scroll containing the latin phrse E PLURIBUS UNUM, translating into "of many one" which is reminder of the Freemasons bond to his fellow Freemasons.

     The one dollar bill is loaded with symbolism. It's designers, such as Bengamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, along with most of the men from history referred to as the forefathers had close ties to the Freemasons. The history of the United States can not be studied without also studying the Freesmasons.

Authors note:  It is the hope of the author that this article is not viewed as another conspiracy theory. As was pointed out, there are many beliefs as to the exact meaning of some of these symbols. You pick up the dollar bill countless times, but how often have you really looked at it. We are creatures of habit. Once we get accustomed to being exposed to certain things, everything becomes a routine. The real point of this article was to create what I call the "WOW" effect. This article is a sized down version of a two page decriptive paper I wrote in college. A copy of my paper was passed around by my professor, and I had almost everyone come to me in total disbelief. They couldn't believe they had missed so much. This is the effect that I like to create. Although everything that I have written came from hours and hours of research by numerous sources and I am confident in the facts of my article, I don't want you to take my word for it, because that isn't the point of my writings.  As you proceed through your daily routine, please observe things a little closer, and never ever let someone else think for you, including the T.V., politicians, newspapers, writers, teachers, etc. If you can do this, it is my belief that your life will change for the better.


william on June 16, 2014:

Web sites like the make me so mad

You don't know anything

me on January 29, 2014:

I find it funning how people can confuse Masonic symbols with the illuminati and still think it's the same.

Ian on November 24, 2013:

I'm sorry but Freemasons do not worship "Dark God". Freemasons' symbol (which is the square and compasses) has a letter "G" inside it. G means God not "Dark God". Freemasons are considered as the cradle of the U.S.A. They are not controlling anyone.

Tristes messorum on February 09, 2013:

he forgot to mention the owl hidden on the dollar, another masonic symbol.

PappyC on January 03, 2013:

Uh... Really? I know, How about we just look at it for what it is. A piece of paper with some cool art on it... only good for trading on something worth its alleged value.

Neel on September 01, 2012:

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Free masonry ad their symbol isms are much connected to Washington DC and Albrecht Durer's paintings. There are many secret codes, related to masonry, in the paintings of Albrecht Durer. I found an interesting blog related to Masons and the secret codes in Albrecht Durer's paitings. You can go through this link to know more

toko on August 09, 2012:

10 0011 10101 we kill kids

Britt on July 15, 2012:

For those who are ignorent, I hope you one day you may see. We created what we are, we are the gods, we create life, many of one, with out people, there would be nothing, that old saying if a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? No people, no life, no massions no america no freedom. People are too impulsive and easily distracted to be 100%free, no rules, no barriers. If it was that easy that would be are reality. Due to are evolutionary binds we will stay on this path for many more years to come. It's only when you allow your true self to see that you will come to a univeral peace of understanding.

Anon on July 11, 2012:


666 on May 21, 2012:

are part of the Illuminati cult to take over the world

Michele Travis from U.S.A. Ohio on May 16, 2012:

There is a lot on the internet about the Freemasons and the Illuminati. That is fine. But, what is dangerous, is not on the internet. There is a lot they are hiding from us. They are hiding it and doing a very good job.

faith on May 01, 2012:

well i don't know about a lost symbol but i do know that the math and geometry has been kicking around since adam was a boy. Almost every culture has its secret societies and all bar none, including the freemasons beleive their secret codes cant be cracked. This is not so. Underlying the whole twisted tale or, the hidden secret, is a system of mathamatical splits and incorporating the associated geometry. Its not actually all that difficult once you get a handle on it. Anyone with a mathematical brain can click straight into it for sure, ive shared it with like minded people for as long as i can remember. I do believe it does have a spiritual basis as all does. To date ive only found one small group of peoples who managed to get it right. However, if these secret societies believe that their splits are correct then so be it. It doesn't really matter. Its the intent that's importantIn the beginning it was an all round tool used by ancient peoples co existing within natures guidelines. Unfortunately advances in knowledge were abused after being painstakingly passed down thru the generations and abused. Now the whole thing just makes for a good read, conspiracy theories, u name it. If the secret societies believe they have a secret known only to those in some inner circle then great. There are no secrets

gbenga on April 24, 2012:

i don't have much to say about this but i will like to remember us this Scripture everyday. LOVE NOT THE WORLD NEITHER THINGS THAT ARE THE WORLD IF ANYONE LOVE THE WORLD THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS NOT IN HIM be warn

Mike Barooshian on April 11, 2012:

what about when u fold the back of the one dollar bill in half where u see the number 1 youl see to 00s youl notice youl see a reptile on the back when u fold it in half a head of a reptile where the 00s are try it

antimason on April 05, 2012:

wow,i thought americans didn't know that the masons are controllin` their gov`t.btw the 1% with all the money,they`re masons too(4 those of u who don't know).i like wat im seeing especially mika & someone...lolz.and for those of u who think masons are caring,fund-raising,hospital makin` NoBlE MeN,please go find a brain in a store or wateva`..FREE OF CHARGE(maybe ur mason brothers might help u there!!).some of u newbie masons think ur all about charity but let me tell u they are not stupid,they wont just show u their plans.they`ll reveal it to u if 1.ur an atheist`ve been a mason for....ever 3.if u hav money or power(DUH!)or both(even better,although with power comes great res...i mean money).its just like the iranian metephore* there`s a bigger bowl under the smaller one or the english one don't judge a book by its cover.anyways all hail GOD...btw to my christian friends god isn't 3in1 that's just a mix up with the roman gods and its why many ppl lose faith,,i mean how can someone be they`re own dad??no offens.WW2 now that was planned by masons to kill REAL..stick with me folks here..REAL jews and any of their enemys and so they could find their voodoo thingy-majigies in the pyrimads in egypt while every1 else was fightin`.2012,now that's as real as God Himself...we going to war..ALL OF is the time for repentance. god bless and god speed

Chrisevans on March 18, 2012:

MICHAEL FAZIO- Youtube-HOODWINKEDBYANANGEL. I believe The ONE Dollar bill was created by GOD. Thomas Jefferson said he was handed the seals by a mysterious hooded figure one dark night, there is also a statue celebrating this androgynous figure(Adams Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens) He named it The Peace of God but the public (or the masons/illuminati called it grief..( it is directly related to scripture (Holy Bible) and depicts not only the ark of the covenant but the War of Good and Evil. I believe the masons/illuminati are trying to hoist their god, satan/lucifer as the one true god..when in fact GOD him/her/itself has already completed his work and proven its existence and its Sovereignty in the many thousands of hologram pictographs (folded along lines) to show his Power and Glory.

Clyde on February 23, 2012:

Remember, darkness is always covered by the appearance of light.

Big on February 17, 2012:

Before u join the group u must firsst have sex wit ur mum k

Membership on February 15, 2012:

To be a freemason one has to ask another freemason. That's all there is to it

Km on February 15, 2012: - lots of really good information about Freemasons.

Willie J.McGriff on February 12, 2012:

Learn to spell prepare first

Willie J. McGriff on February 07, 2012:

I live in Havana,Fl,how do I prepair to be a masonic.

SAGCELL GENERAL on January 31, 2012:


techeler sainfalien i'm on facebook on January 18, 2012:

la trinité de Dieu le Père, le Fils, le Saint-Esprit

la trinité de satan: Satan, les Etats-Unis, le pape.

someone on January 14, 2012:

look the eagle symbol.... 13 arrows ,13 leaf, 13 stars,13 lines in the flag and 13 in the tail of eagle....

the first masons are 13

anonamous on January 12, 2012:

join the rebellion now orbital arts ftw

Sachin Hansana Fernando on January 12, 2012:

This is totally bullshit!!!! Our only saviour is jesus!! not that one eyed piece os shit!!! Eventhough im still schooling, im proud of myself that um not a freemason!! New world order sux!!!!

Believer of JESUS on December 11, 2011:

I hate freemasonry and you know what, they pretend to be good to you but they have a target, so be warned of their presence. JESUS WILL TAKE HIS PEOPLE SOON, you decide whr to be either on JESUS SIDE or SATANIC SIDE coz all masonic activities are satanic activities to capture the world and its people and control them and lead them into hell. THANKS TAKE CARE.

jk on December 09, 2011:


peezee on November 09, 2011:

Why are you people doing this to as you people are the freemason and you don't want to tell as ?

LadyLiberty1776 on November 02, 2011:

look people are afraid of what they don't understand. and its also like elementary when the people that were not in the secret popular group talked crap about the secret popular group. its the same thing on a larger scale. i am not a mason because i don't think im old enough but i don't know the regulations. all i know is my grandpa great grandpa great great grandpa and probly farther back then that were masons. now some people in the group may not have the best intentions but that's not the majority. the mason play a big part in this countrys decision making and were not all worshiping one god we have freedom of religion which ws decided by guess who,some of the most important masons in history. So just think of it as a large scale elementary school.

Charlie Yellow on September 28, 2011:

There is an interesting video with Klaus Dona (on You Tube for instance), with this Illuminati eye-pyramid symbol, about 12 000-15 000 years old(?)with some pre Sanskrit and the Orion star constellation, on the bottom of this pyramid which is also looking special in black light...

"The Hidden History of the Human Race" Check it out!

annuitant on September 12, 2011:


anti-antichrist on July 29, 2011:

i just want add somethings to ron montana coments

who is theier master? he is SATON

waiting who? they waiting ANTI-christ(God of sun ONE eyed)

working for what?

working for make their new system in the wourld(ppl without relegions)...........and ....and

PrometheusKid from Heaven on July 09, 2011:

Ron Montana


PrometheusKid from Heaven on June 22, 2011:

The Triangle represents The components of God. 3, 2, 1

Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius

Jenn on March 26, 2011:

I have to say. the article made me ponder even more. See I grew up in a home down south for kids run by the masons. They were always so secretive, then in high school up North my history teacher had a mason ring and I asked him about it and he got really quiet and never spoke a word to me again for the rest of the year.. it was really weird.

MasonCodecracker911 on February 28, 2011:

Very important things left out. There are 3 six sided starts encoded into the 2 seals for 666. One in the pyramid, one in the circle above the PHEONIX head (that is no Eagle, trust me...) and connecting the top of the circle above the PHEONIX head, wings and feet. Reason for it being a HEXagram?Ever remember old witches putting HEXes on people? 6 sided star has very powerful occult "powers."

When you draw the star using the pyramid, you can see the letters at the ends of the stars form the word MASON-with the all puking eye at the top.

There are 72 bricks in the pyramid representing the 72 demons of the Goetia and the Lesser Key of Solomon. The freemason DO serve a dark master. His name is Jah-Buh-On. Jah for Jahova, Buh for Baal or Baphomet and On for On/Osiris/Horus. They do NOT believe in God or any other religion. Their faith is to a 3 headed beast with the head of a toad, human and cat with a spider's body and to the ruling demon Baphomet, the goat. They are bound to their brothers "by pain of death" each degree having its own way of killing peoplw...but they usually just kill people with Tetrodotoxin. Freemasons are famous for that.

The one dollar bill is nothing more than a freemason CURSE. THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR. The money of the Goyim or the "infidels" or the "unenlightened." I'm not sure where they get that from because most freemason I have met or interviewed are IDIOTS.

10` on January 12, 2011:

those who are armed with faith would call it a weapon.As they trust a "loving god" to smite the beings that do not believe in this "loving and forgiving god" doesn't sound very loving and forgiving to me.... Do not fear the FreeMasons they are just a pawn in this chess game.. Research The Old world order or better none as the Malevolent brotherhood..

as for That pyramid is a sign of the Illuminati.. and if you no what the inscription is on the bottom of the pyramid it tells you the goal of the Illuminati.

To awaken the sleeping and brain washed minds of million into realistic the divine spark in wich all humn beings carry..

Liberty247 on December 09, 2010:

Every has a common sense !!!! AMERICA OPEN YOUR EYES even if your afraid of what you are going to see FEAR NO ONE BUT GOD!!!(ALLAH)

hi on November 19, 2010:

As far as i know and im not a scholar or otherwise but as far as i know the masons do not believe in one specific god but instead share religion many members who join the masons i believe have different religions among themselves thereby eliminating the belief in just one god

saint on September 10, 2010:

i believe that the world is under the seduction of the antichrist there using several things to manipulate the masses one of the greatest one is money us dollar people have more faith in money than they do in god so any subliminal message that they put in the american dollar people will pro act on it

athena on July 14, 2010:

"For even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also

disguise themselves as servants of righteousness;

whose end shall be according to their deeds."

(2 Corinthians 11:14-15)

adorababy from Syracuse, NY on July 04, 2010:

This just shows the deep origin of the brotherhood of the free mason.

FitnezzJim from Fredericksburg, Virginia on June 30, 2010:

Well Done.

I learned the meanings of many of these symbols as a child, from a man who I knew to be devoted to his family, to Christ, and to our government, and who (so I was told years later) was 33rd degree in Scottish rites.

You have reminded me of many of those lessons. Others, (the meanings prescribed to the number of feathers), I did not know about.

As for your authors note: Observe, question & learn was nearly always an underlying theme to those lessons.

CatholicMason on May 28, 2010:

Aye, YankeeRoo is right. What he didn't say, but is even more important is that the Seal of the United States was designed by non-Masons. On Independence Day, 4th July 1776, a four-man committee was formed to design a seal for the new country. The men were John Adams (non-Mason), Thomas Jefferson (non-Mason), Benjamin Franklin (Mason) and the artist Pierre du Simitiere (non-Mason). The American government records show that Benjamin offered "nothing" of any Masonic nature to the designs considered.

It was Simitiere who contributed the desnged to the committee, which were accepted and included the Eye of Providence within a triangle. Congressional consultant John Hopkinson (non-Mason) and artist William Barton (non-Mason) -- under the supervision of Secretary of Congress Charles Thomson -- made the final alterations and design configurations to the US Seal.

Charles Thomson stated: "The Pyramid signifies Strength and Duration; The Eye over it and the Motto allude to the many signal interpositions of providence in favour of the American cause>"

"Annuit Caeptis" means "somebody [probably Providence, because of the Eye] has nodded at [our] beginnings"

Where your hub has some interesting information in it, it is based largely on a lot of conspiracy theory falsehoods. I suggest that you dig deeper when researching the facts before posting again. Still, and interesting (albeit fictional) read.

YankeeRoo from Sydney AUSTRALIA on May 28, 2010:

Slight problem mate: The "EYE" on the US dollar bill was accepted by Congress as part of the US Seal in 1782, but wasn't adopted as a Masonic symbol until 1819.

electricsky from North Georgia on May 27, 2010:

You should read Dan Brown's book, "The Lost Symbol" as it is about the exact thing you have written about.

It sheds some insight into our history and government and is almost comical. In the book there is a claim that the capital building had an eternal flame, in the basement, burning for the Vestal Virgin god and a virgin must watch over it continuously, which is Greek mythology. But Arlington cemetery is burning the same flame???

Devyn on May 25, 2010:

It made me think about how odd the design on the one dollar bill really is because you usually don't look at it closely.

You just buy something and go on about your day.

Lebanese on April 29, 2010:

i think that it is an interesting subject and i just want to say to the people that doesn't support these ideas that you should read more and better because all these are facts and the freemasons might not be "bad people" but the organisation is! they are controling the world! no one have the right to control our lives! we are the masters of our selfz! so don't be a slave and be the controler of your live! so as i sad it is not a personal problem with the freemasons people, it is a problem with the organisation.

so stop beeing silly and start acting like an independent humain!

Bravo for the educated author :), i believe in you

Randall Barnes on April 02, 2010:

I agree that we must think for ourselves and evaluate the information that is presented to us and to not take everything at face value. However, I have seen many changes in the last three decades that has me believing that we're becoming closer to becoming a one world government. Some of these events include the unification of the European Banking that puts all of Europe on the Euro Dollar. Other moves in that direction is the direction of the US Government turning from a capitalistic society to a socialistic state. I feel that there will be many scary changes coming our way and that christian values will be denoted and made illegal. The anti-christ is already here.

Loveofnight Anderson from Baltimore, Maryland on March 27, 2010:

it's nice to know that i am not alone in my thoughts......thx 4 share

sonny on March 26, 2010:

do you really think the masons would blow their cover by telling you something about them, remember you don`t learn anything until you are way up in rank, the bottom rank just pay dues and keep the masons going.

Jeremy on March 04, 2010:

From wikipedia:

Original design for the Great Seal by SimitiereIn 1782, the Eye of Providence was adopted as part of the symbolism on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States. It was first suggested as an element of the Great Seal by the first of three design committees in 1776 and is thought to be the suggestion of the artistic consultant, Pierre Eugene du Simitiere.[4]

On the seal, the Eye is surrounded by the words Annuit Cœptis, meaning "He approves (or has approved) [our] undertakings", and Novus Ordo Seclorum, meaning "New Order of the Ages". The Eye is positioned above an unfinished pyramid with thirteen steps, representing the original thirteen states and the future growth of the country. The lowest level of the pyramid shows the year 1776 in Roman numerals. The combined implication is that the Eye, or God, favors the prosperity of the United States.

Perhaps due to its use in the design of the Great Seal, the Eye has made its way into other American seals and logos, notably the Seal of Colorado and DARPA's Information Awareness Office.


An early Masonic version of the Eye of Providence with clouds and a semi-circular gloryToday, the Eye of Providence is usually associated with Freemasonry. The Eye first appeared as part of the standard iconography of the Freemasons in 1797, with the publication of Thomas Smith Webb's Freemasons Monitor.[5] Here, it represents the all-seeing eye of God and is a reminder that a Mason's thoughts and deeds are always observed by God (who is referred to in Masonry as the Great Architect of the Universe). Typically, the Masonic Eye of Providence has a semi-circular glory below the eye. Sometimes the Eye is enclosed by a triangle.

Popular among conspiracy theorists is the claim that the Eye of Providence shown atop an unfinished pyramid on the Great Seal of the United States indicates the influence of Freemasonry in the founding of the United States. This was dramatised in the 2004 Disney film National Treasure. However, common Masonic use of the Eye dates to 14 years after the creation of the Great Seal, and the Masonic version does not incorporate a pyramid (although the enclosing triangle is often interpreted as one). Furthermore, among the three members of the original design committee for the Great Seal (or any of the ones that followed it), only Benjamin Franklin was a Mason (and his ideas for the seal were not adopted).

Marvin on February 27, 2010:

I am posting this comment not as a skeptic but just as a curious guy

Are the Freemasons still in the preset times and if yes how did they manage to keep the group alive after hundred of years.

jt on February 23, 2010:

have a look at the sign for the british secret sevice mi5. looks very much like the unseeing eye above a piramid :/

mel22 from , on February 04, 2010:

I've know about this 4 awhile and even knew about the Scottish and York rites but had never heards of the Nine Tail Feathers b4. Great info! Great read !

Strahl on January 29, 2010:

Well, when you think about it, what if they are right? What if New World Order is exactly what we need?

Blizkin on January 02, 2010:

Another interesting note. I remember in grade school looking at the tiny owl on the right top side of the front of the dollar bill. I never really understood why an owl would be there but as a kid it was fun. Check out this link and look at the owl shrine. Bohemian Grove is where all the worlds leaders go (freemasons)

Precious Star on December 02, 2009:


How marvelous the light is! This is funny to me. Conspiracies are entertaining. The fact of the matter is the truth can only be known if properly sought after. It is fun to make up ideas and watch feeble minded people take it as gospel. Futher more masonry is not a substitute for religion. It is merely a fraternal order, the coming together of bretheren for a common goal. When people don't know what something is they always call it bad.

DDT3CD on November 22, 2009:


You can't be a mason, but you can be an Eastern Star. I am an Eastern Star and I feel it is one of the best decision I've made. I feel being in the Order of the Eastern Star has made me a better person.

sweethershey17 on November 11, 2009:

I don't think the Freemasons are bad, they are just different and not everything that's different is bad, how about some of you read Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol" because a lot of the Freemasons in there are nice and kind people, and i know its just a book but you should be careful of what you say your dad or even a friend of your could be one and think about if you were to say something rude about them and how they would feel and how would you feel if you were s Freemason and your friend said that the Masons have a dark God and there weird! i would feel terrible. Just because there beliefs are different then ours doesn't make them bad or evil its just what they believe in, on the contrary they might think that Christians, jews, museums, and Hindus are weird! AND NO I'M NOT A FREEMASON I COULDN'T BE ONE ANYWAY CAUSE I'M A GIRL! THAT IS ONE BAD THING ABOUT THEM THEY DON'T ALLOW GIRLS TO JOIN (not saying i would if they did allow girls)

Kermit on August 29, 2009:


Willdawg (author) from Proud Ohio'an living in the south (SC) on June 28, 2009:

Thanks for the comments. One of the crazy things that I have learned by studying up on the freemasons is that most freemasons really don't understand what they are involved in. It's only the upper elite that really understand the evil rituals, political assassinations, etc.

DeaconJ on June 27, 2009:

I've long had an interest in the activities of the Freemasons and just how much control they really have in our government and world. Thanks for the article. Very interesting.

j on June 26, 2009:

take the six sided star and put it on the piramid

Willdawg (author) from Proud Ohio'an living in the south (SC) on June 21, 2009:

There are people in the world, myself included, that don't believe everything we are told. It was my experience doing classified work for the government where I saw first hand the type of low down deceiptful things that our government does, and I know what I saw wasn't even the entire tip of the iceburg. It is really amazing what type of big world you open yourself up to if you take the time to think for yourself and to observe what really goes on. This is the point of my writings. I really want people to quit listening to everything that they are told, and think and observe for themselves. If we all did this, then the population wouldn't be able to be tricked and lied to so easily.

Thanks for your comments.

TandT on June 20, 2009:

ome people know the truth! They can fool some pepole sometimes but , they can't fool All the People all the time!!Thank You

GovHater from The underground on June 10, 2009:

This is just a reminder to everyone that our lives are being controlled by the Freemasons. It is time to stand up and fight for our freedom.

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