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To the ACBL Board
We the undersigned believe that no disciplinary action should be taken against the Womans Team that won the Venice Cup in Shanghai. We do not support their action, but do believe that sanctions should only be done if an existing rule was broken.
In the words of Mr Ray Miller, "As American citizens we have the right to freedom of expression guaranteed to us. An organization like the ACBL may choose to ask its representatives to not make such a statement and may instate a policy that would set up sanctions against such actions. This would be reasonable. To the best of my knowledge the ACBL has no such policy.

What is not reasonable is to have no such policy in place, and then attempt to bring sanctions against members who are pursuing their rights as citizens. While all of the outraged membership may feel extremely offended by what occurred, and while I may personally agree that this was probably not the right forum to try to further a political agenda, there is currently nothing in ACBL policy to forbid a representative of the ACBL from expressing their opinions in this way.

If the ACBL wants to come up with a policy that would forbid any representative from expressing any political opinion at an official bridge function, then all of the membership should abide by such a regulation. Until that policy is in effect there should be no attempt to sanction or punish any person who expresses their political views.

I sympathize with those of you who think that this expression was in bad taste. But please, go through proper procedure to make sure it does not happen again. Retroactively taking away freedom of speech is something done in autocracies, not democracies."
Thank you for considering our views

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