Monthly Archives: October 2013

Govern(ed) “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “govern” and “governed” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition) and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):     (Ballantine’s) To direct and control;  to regulate;  to influence;  to restrain;  to manage [State v Ream, 16 Neb 681, … Continue reading

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Freedom is More Than Just a 7-Letter Word

People who are desperate for freedom in their lives are susceptible to any explanation that seems half-way plausible. Con artists take advantage of these people by manipulating them into thinking that the rules of the game are as they described … Continue reading

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Acquiescence “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “acquiescence” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (6th edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):     (Ballantine’s) A tacit approval or at least an indication of lack … Continue reading

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How I Clobbered Every Bureaucratic Cash-Confiscatory Agency Known to Man

Political dissidents have been trying to understand what the Law is, and what it is not. Many of them attempt to interpret the jumble of legalese they read into some sort of cohesive sounding legal theory. Unfortunately, too many of … Continue reading

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Capitis Dimunitio “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “capitis diminutio” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition) and Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition):     (Ballantine’s) Capitis diminuito maxima: a complete loss of civil status. Capitis diminuito media: a partial loss of civil … Continue reading

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The Anti-Terrorist Handbook

Real and imagined conspiracies both suffer from the critical problem of not being solvable. All the undue focus on potential future calamities is inculcated by unscrupulous Internet pundits who desire to manipulate those who suffer from too much media consumption … Continue reading

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Consent “Legally” Defined

The following definitions for “consent” are taken from Ballantine’s Law Dictionary (3rd edition), Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (6th edition), Black’s Law Dictionary (2nd edition), and Webster’s Dictionary (1828):     (Ballantine’s) CONSENT, v. To agree or give assent to something proposed … Continue reading

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