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How does a Private Member Education Association function?

October 4th, 2014 by admin

A Private Member Association is created and setup under Constitutional Law. It utilizes the rights given to us through the U.S. Constitution (1st, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th and 14th Amendments) as well as Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

  1. Within the Association, members have a right to privacy in their personal affairs that causes no harm to others. All communications between members remains confidential.
  2. Members have a freedom of choice. They choose to take full responsibility for how they wish to manage their own health and wellness. It is also the right to self-determination.
  3. Members have a freedom of speech. Within the Association, Members can freely and legally express their thoughts, opinions and desires.
  4. Members have the right to peacefully assemble. Members also have the right to liberty, freedom and due process.

Because it is set up under Constitutional law, any potential legal issue within a private member association will be heard in Federal Court, not the state court. This is a benefit because the Federal Court deals with our constitutional rights. Outcomes are determined in view of how the U.S. Constitution has been interpreted in similar matters over the past decades. Private member associations are outside of the scope of state law and state board rulings. In the matter of wellness education, coaching and mentoring we choose to have the federal government determine our rights instead of a state board.

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