I do not believe that the Great Spirit Chief gave one kind of man the right to tell another kind of man what they must do.
Chute-pa-lu Nez Perce
For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority--a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 132
Each group is autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
Big Book pg. 562
Creator let us live as your creation, free to walk the sober road.