The spirit of this Legacy
can be summed up best exactly as Bill wrote about it:

"We expect that our Conferences will always try to act in the spirit of mutual
respect and love -- one member for another. In turn, this sign signifies that mutual trust
should prevail; that no action ought to be taken in anger, haste, or recklessness; that
care will be observed to respect and protect all minorities; that no action should ever be
personally punitive; that, wherever possible, important actions will be taken in
substantial unanimity; and that our Conference will ever be prudently on guard against
tyrannies, great or small, whether these be found in the majority or minority."

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