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USBN #198 August 1947 p3

" In going over the Minutes of your recent N.S.A. meeting he noticed that you had decided to try as far as possible to eliminate N.S.A. members from the national committees. Although he fully realizes your reasons for taking this decision, he feels it infringes on one of the fundamental principles of our administrative order which is freedom of choice-freedom of electors to elect anyone they please to local or national bodies, and freedom of the members of these bodies to appoint any Baha'i, who seems best qualified for the work, to function on committees.

"The first consideration must always be the person best qualified for a job, and National Assembly members should in such matters not be either discriminated against, or in favor of, because of the position they occupy on the national body."

June 16, 1947

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