Principles of Parliamentary Procedure
n Every member is entitled to free and full debate on issues that
relate to the group.
n Every member had rights equal to every other member.
n The business and discussion should follow good rules of
courtesy.
n The rules of the group apply to all members.  When everyone
follows the same principles of conducting a meeting,
everyone has a fair and equal opportunity to voice their
opinion and participate like an active member of a team.
n Parliamentary law was designed to be used for groups that
are free agents - free to do what they want to do with greatest
amount of protection for and consideration of the rights of the
members.