The Legion System Invariable

Jim Daly
Handbook Ch 20
March 1, 2021

The survival of the Legion depends on a strict adherence to the rules and practices as described in the handbook.

If you go to a Legion meeting anywhere in the world, you will find the same meeting structure and practices as we have here.

Many organizations and committees spend a lot of time and energy deciding how to operate. The Legion follows the procedures, described in the handbook. These practices have been developed over years of successful operation.

Disputes are quickly settled by referencing the handbook. The handbook is a powerful weapon if you have a dispute.

You can't say, "We are special and we do things differently here."

We accept Legion discipline. Discipline is required to accomplish great things. We see this in secular life. In order to produce a product or offer a service, people are organized into companies. People working together in a structured environment produce great things, from construction projects to the internet.

The individual accepts the company culture and discipline as a condition of employment. If you work for McDonalds, you do it the McDonald's way.

In order for the Legion to accomplish its mission, it is highly structured and disciplined, as are other successful organizations. Legion structure makes it easy for Legionaries to successfully obey Christ's command to evangelize.

In the army they say, "There is a right way, a wrong way and the army way". Soldiers accept army discipline and do it the army way. So it is with the Legion. We accept Legion discipline and do it the Legion way.