I just watched a film called 'From Hell' with Johnny Depp. (I don't mean I watched it with him, he was actually in the film.) It's all about Jack the ripper and claims that the reason he was never caught was because he was a freemason and the brotherhood covered it all up for him. I've also just read a couple of books by Dan Brown, namely The DaVinci Code, and Angels and Demons. In both of these books it seems that us freemasons are behind every conspiracy imaginable. We are nice people who do a lot for charity. Most of the american presidents have been freemasons so as you can see we are just harmless do-gooders. In the last few years both the British and American governments have insisted that any person involved in politics must declare if they are a mason. Why? Do they think we are a threat?