LRH often reminded us that we need to look up references for ourselves. Only in this way can the full and correct data be gotten, in context:

“A junior should beware of being TOLD it is "on-policy" or "an LRH order" or "in bulletins" or "on LRH tapes". The trick is very common. It is often used to get agreement to do an order or plan…

The answer to this is require to see it in writing. IF IT ISN'T WRITTEN IT ISN'T USED….

2) Require that one be shown in the exact issue or book what the policy or tech actually is.

3) Read it for yourself and don't listen to any interpretation that seems far-fetched.

4) Be sure the policy or tech you are being shown applies in the matter under discussion.

5) Ignore anyone who, with no written material or tape, chants at you the dates of policies or bulletins and claims they exist. See it for yourself."

HCO P/L 13 January 1979
Orders, Illegal and Cross
(OEC Vol. 0, p. 145)

“ANY PERSON FOUND TO BE USING VERBAL TECH SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A COURT OF ETHICS.

THE CHARGES ARE GIVING OUT DATA WHICH IS CONTRARY TO HCO BULLETINS AND POLICY LETTERS, OR OBSTRUCTING THEIR USE OR APPLICATION, CORRUPTING THEIR INTENT, ALTERING THEIR CONTENT IN ANY WAY, INTERPRETING THEM VERBALLY OR OTHERWISE FOR ANOTHER, OR PRETENDING TO QUOTE THEM WITHOUT SHOWING THE ACTUAL ISSUE.

ANY ONE OF THESE CATEGORIES CONSTITUTES VERBAL TECH AND IS ACTIONABLE PER THE ABOVE.”

HCO P/L 15 February 1979
KSW Series 24, Verbal Tech: Penalties
(OEC Vol. 0, p. 24)