The Word Definition Deceptions.
Ever since the Garden of Eden, those who play god speak with forked tongue. But just as Eve was sentenced to death for being deceived, universal laws still apply to us today. It is always your duty to recognize deception. In 1770 we were warned that If you don’t wise up you “will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”
- You can often avoid enslavement by understanding the government’s meaning of their word “Must“
- Law Dictionary definitions are very different from English Dictionary definitions. Even legislated terms can be different than law dictionary terms.
- Do not be fooled by the lawyer’s term “persons“. And understand why corporations are persons.
- The consequences of remaining silent.
- Persons, people, resident, inhabitant, citizen and denizen. These changing definitions mean different things to different people.
Don’t confess to a legal status that you don’t understand. Starting in ancient law there is a push to change your status to a presumed contract. Here is my essay on Presumed contracts that ensnare you.
- Beware of legal lingo.
Don’t be fooled. Learn how to read legal statutes. They use language tricks to trap you. The word must means may. The word shall sometimes means may. Sometimes may means must. The word or means and. The definition of regulate keeps changing. The word Required does not mean mandatory. Laws are merely directory if they try to regulate a right.
- Democracy. There is a reason that this word does not appear in the U.S. Constitution.
- And my essay on how lawyers keep changing the definition of the word license. Here.
What did the founders think of changing the word definitions?
“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words”
— Samuel Adams, January 21, 1776, letter to John Pitts
“If the meaning of the text be sought in the changeable meaning of the words composing it, it is evident that the shape and attributes of the Government must partake of the changes to which the words and phrases of all living languages are constantly subject. What a metamorphosis would be produced in the code of law if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense. And that the language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretations unknown to its founders, will I believe appear to all unbiased Enquirers into the history of its origin and adoption. Not to look further for an example, take the word “consolidate” in the address of the Convention prefixed to the Constitution, It then and there meant to give strength and solidity to the Union of the states. In its current & controversial application it means a destruction of the states, by transfusing their powers into the government of the Union.”
— James Madison letter to Henry Lee, June 25, 1824
“On every question of construction, [let us] carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was [passed].”
— Thomas Jefferson letter to William Johnson, June 12, 1823.
“Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, — of party, faction, and division of society…”
— John Adams letter to J. H. Tiffany, March 31, 1819.