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Robert's Rules of Order


Parliamentary Procedures are also called rules of order. They originated in Great Britain and Thomas Smith wrote a formal statement of them published in 1583.

This document included rules such as only one subject can be discussed at one time. The chair was to always call for the negative vote, personal attacks were not allowed and, finally, debate was to be limited to the merits of the question.

There is a wide variance in their interpretation, as often seen in political debate with at least one person showing lack of knowledge or intentional disregard.

Many organizations today use Rober...

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