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No Orders Issued, p. 237

As Bill Sees It
August 26
No Orders Issued, p. 237

Neither the A.A. General Service Conference, its Board of Trustees, nor the humblest group committee can issue a single directive to an A.A. member and make it stick, let alone mete out any punishment.  We’ve tried this lots of times, but utter failure is always the result.

Groups have sometimes tried to expel members, but the banished have come back to sit in the meeting place, saying, “This is life for us; you can’t keep us out.” Committees have instructed many an A.A. to stop working on a chronic backslider, only to be told: “How I do my Twelfth Step work is my business. Who are you to judge?”

This doesn’t mean that an A.A. won’t take good advice or suggestions from more experienced members. He simply objects to taking orders.

12 & 12, p. 173

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