The applicability of Robert's Rules or any parliamentary authority in any setting is contingent upon the facts, existing provisions of any charter, bylaws, and special rules of order, and should not be relied upon by anyone other than the recipient. With respect to the applicability or potentially superseding effect of a provision of law, legal counsel should be consulted.  

The primary purpose of parliamentary procedure is to determine the will of the majority and to carry it out.

Each individual has the right to make the maximum effort to have his or her position declared the will of the assembly to the extent that can be tolerated in the interests of the entire body.

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