“I am from one of the United States” is the correct phrase

“United States” can mean at least two things: the many states of the union and a corporation. From the Northwest Ordinance, we have this plural reference: That no person be eligible or qualified to act as a representative unless he

What does transport really mean?

From Bouvier’s Law dictionary, I learned that the word ‘transport’ means to send someone into exile. TRANSPORTATION, punishment. In the English law, this punishment is inflicted by virtue of sundry statutes; it was unknown to the common law. 2 H.

It’s the strawman. It’s the trust named FIRST LAST.

I know it’s been said that the strawman is the crux of the problem. Well, it is. What we call the name, that has a FIRST and LAST name, is actually a trust created by a corporate entity, whether it

They ask, “What is your address?” not “What is your home location?”

The word, address, is yet another word with an odd legal meaning. Bouvier’s law dictionary says that it means the ‘court where the plaintiff seeks his remedy‘. That’s a whole lot different from the word meaning ‘where one lives.’ I know

Policy officers – Poli-cee

Should the word ‘police’ be pronounced as ‘policy’ or ‘po-lease’? If I was learning English for the first time, I would think ‘policy’ or ‘poli-cee’. The policy officers are enforcing statutes or policies of the local corporation that calls itself

Flip words: citizenship-shipcitizen, workplace-placework, understand-standunder

Someone asked me recently, “How is your workplace?” And I thought about the word ‘workplace’ and how if the word parts were swapped to be ‘placework’ it would have the same general meaning. That is not the case for many

Law dictionary cover: USA differs from States of the Union

The sub-title of Bouvier’s Law Dictionary shows that United States of America is an entity that is separate from the states of the union, such as Connecticut. Here’s the sub-title: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws Of the United States

Worship – War Ship – Ship of War – It’s not a church, and it’s not a country

People are fooled by words. People thought they were joining a church or a group focused on a god, but instead they joined a maritime operation – a War Ship or Ship of War. Similarly, today, people think they’re joining

Say (or write) “Am I the defendant?”

I updated the popular court case page by more of the simple Karl Lentz approach. Don’t admit to being the defendant The thrust of this approach is that one does not admit to being the defendant. In a Karl Lentz

Don’t go North West

I think the key is the North West Ordinance, officially called Ordinance of 1787: The Northwest Territorial Government. This created a government for the North West territory. That government is called…wait for it…United States. United States (two words) is the government