Monday, October 02, 2006

Emperors Anonymous

The 12 Suggested Steps of Emperors Anonymous

  1. We admitted we were powerless over reality -- that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that the Constitution was greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the faithful execution of our Constitutional duties as we understood them.
  4. Made a searching and fearless legal inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to the public being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, including the detained, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with reality, as we understood it, praying only for knowledge of what the facts are and the power to act justly based on them.
  12. Having awakened to the real world as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other power gluttons, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

con·cept: Emperors Anonymous