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She questioned her home group's use of outside literature
"Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole."
Three or four times this week, when I have commented about the use of outside literature in our A.A. meetings, I have had folks tell me "yes but we are autonomous."
The way this Tradition is being interpreted reminds me of how I used to practice the Eleventh Step. I missed the last part of the Step, "and the power to carry that out." Similarly, with Tradition Four, people often forget the second part, "except in matters affecting other groups or AA as a whole."
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