It is highly to the honor of Indian character that a council could exact so great authority where there was nothing to enforce it but the weight of moral power.
F. Parkman About the Iroquois Confederacy
1. Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die. Hence our common welfare follows close afterward.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority--a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.
Big Book pg. 563
I. Final responsibility and ultimate authority for A.A. world services should always reside in the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship.
II. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs.
Big Book pg. 574
Grandfather help us. Help us lead by example.