Freemasonry demands that its members abide by the laws of the country in which they work and live.

Its principles do not conflict in any way with membersí duties as citizens, but should rather encourage and support members in fulfilling their public and private responsibilities.

The use by a Freemason of his membership to promote his business, professional or personal interests is forbidden.

A Masonís duty as a citizen must always prevail over any obligation to other Freemasons, and any attempt to shield a Freemason who has acted dishonourably or unlawfully is strictly forbidden.

Discussion on political or religious matters is not permitted at Masonic meetings as either can be a cause of dissension.