Originally Posted by Bilbo Baggins
Accually you should never be "invited" you have to ask one to be one.
Exactly. And to expound on the OP's question: it does not matter if you are legacy or not. Even a 33rd degree mason is the same as a 3rd degree mason or anyone else for that matter. As men are equal by birth regardless of their financial, political, or social-econonic status.
This fundamental is extremely important to anyone who is a Free-Mason. And is why the founders of this great country (who were masons) wrote the Declaration of Independence and included that verbiage exactly.
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