Laws made by common consent must not be trampled by individuals.
— George Washington

BACDA USA members adhere to the laws of the land and the rules set forth in our binding documents. BACDA USA chapters have chapter bylaws to assist with chapter activities. The National Bylaws superseded any chapter bylaws. 

The following are the binding documents of BACDA USA.



No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right, not asked as a favor
— Theodore Roosevelt