Misdefining Liberty


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"...through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you..." ~ Peter

"When words lose their meaning, people will lose their liberty." ~ Confucius (c.500 B.C.)

    A Final Word of Caution
    The language of the law is ever-changing as the courts, Congress, state legislatures, and administrative agencies continue to define, redefine and expand legal words and terms. Furthermore, many legal terms are subject to variations from state to state and again can differ under federal laws. Also the type of legal issue, dispute, or transaction  involved can affect a given definition usage...

That means that the entire language of man’s so-called law, often called "legalese[1]", is built upon "shifting sand", and what are we told about the foolish man who built his house upon sand? "...it fell: and great was the fall of it."

[1] le·gal·ese (lē′gəl ēz′) - noun - the conventional language of legal forms, documents, etc., involving special vocabulary and formulations, often thought of as abstruse and incomprehensible to the layman

Note: It is not only "incomprehensible to the layman", but it is even incomprehensible to your lawmakers, so much so that they can no longer write their own laws.