The antitrust laws are amongst the most important of laws affecting business. Their purpose is to preserve and continue fair and honest competition. It is the longstanding and undeviating policy of this Council to comply strictly in all respects with the letter and spirit of these laws and to conduct its operations, in every detail, in full compliance therewith. Any conduct that violates the federal or state antitrust laws is detrimental to the best interests on the Council. Therefore, such conduct is flatly and unequivocally contrary to Council policy, and accordingly, any member who participates in such conduct will be subject to forfeiture of membership.