Very true. Just look at the symbolism on the USA dollar bills. 1776 was also the year for the foundation of The Bavarian Illumanati. I also think all bar 3 American Presidents have had Masonic Links.
There isn't any masonic symbolism on the dollar bill. Some people assume the eye in the pyramid is a masonic symbol, but it ain't. It was however a popular symbol of God at the beginning of the 19th Century.
The Bavarian Illuminati (as far as I know) weren't all masons and only existed for a few years until they were banned as a republican movement. A popular novel in the 1960s had them reappearing as a sinister group, but that was pure fiction.
There have been a few
US presidents who were masons, by no means "all but 3". Here's the list with relevant dates:
1 George Washington (Pres. 1789-1797)(MM 1753)
2 James Monroe (Pres. 1817-1825)(MM 1776)
3 Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)(MM 1800?)(Fedl #1 1830)
4 James K. Polk (Pres. 1845-1849)(MM 1820)
5 James Buchanan (Pres. 1857-1861)(MM 1817)
6 Andrew Johnson (Pres. 1865-1869)(MM 1851)
7 James A. Garfield (Pres. 1881)(MM 1864)
8 William McKinley (Pres. 1897-1901)(MM 1865)
9 Theodore Roosevelt (Pres. 1901-1909)(MM 1901)
10 William H. Taft (Pres. 1909-1913)(MM 1901)
11 Warren G. Harding (Pres. 1921-1923)(MM 1920)
12 Franklin D. Roosevelt (Pres. 1933-1945)(MM 1911)
13 Harry S. Truman (Pres. 1945-1953)(MM 1909)
14 Gerald R. Ford (Pres. 1974-1977)(MM 1951)
There are indeed 33 degrees within freemasonry, though paradoxically the 3rd and not the 33rd is highest. Getting the 33rd used to be a requirement for Shriners' membership, though that was dropped a couple of years back. It would come as a surprise to most Shriners to hear that they magically vibrate. :-))
Some masons (including me) do
however feel special feeling which some describe as vibrations within lodge rooms, and some very sensitive people claim to be able to feel something special even when the room is empty. Most lodges have an anual Open Day, advertised in the local press, so it might be interesting to go along and find out.