Members shall have and shall vote their Independent Opinion on the initiatives. Exchange of knowledge and information are essential, discussion is required, debate is acceptable, and occasional change-of-mind is expected-however, consensus is neither required nor desired and Members are encouraged to research the issues independently. Members shall not participate in discriminatory group association amongst Members-for example, groups based on political parties, race, color, religion, ethnic origin, age, or other advocacy. Coercion of individual member votes by an advocacy group within the IQA shall be tampering.
Our Founders' Warning: “Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” (Thomas Jefferson)