Primer of Necessary Definitions–of me and of Law

Unless otherwise stated, all definitions are from Black’s Law Dictionary, Eighth Edition, edited by Bryan A. Garner.

That opening line should tell you something about me.

Most people own a Webster’s Dictionary. I own a well-used, often-referred-to Black’s Law Dictionary. No, I’m not an attorney.

I am, however, a paralegal with a certification equal to a Master’s Degree, will be starting on my certification equal to a Ph.D in two weeks (by the way, our certification classes last 5 months, in which we cram six years of study–definitely not for the faint-hearted; further, only 10% pass their certifications on the first try–I am part of that 10%).

I am also the niece of a retired Federal Judge and a cousin to a Brig. General (Army, Ret.).

I have hung up on judges who copped an attitude, usually after laughing at them. I have stood toe to toe with armed officers and told them to get the hell out of my way and change their attitude or they will not receive the information they need. I have looked down the barrel of a .38 loaded with wadcutters, lived to tell about it and prosecuted that criminal to a term of four consecutive life terms. I also drove a cab in Vegas for close to four years, had gang members as regular passengers–gang members who operated by MY rules in MY cab–and earned their respect and free passage through their territory.

I have suffered radiation poisoning while working for my father–after he ticked off the government. That radiation poisoning took years from my life, but I’m here. My father is not.

Threats don’t work with me; nor do orders. If you want something from me, you ASK me–NICELY.

In short, I don’t tolerate fools, imbeciles, idiots, boneheads, milquetoasts, lunatics, moonbats, or blathering, slavering, rabid dogs (leftists).

I don’t tolerate those that cannot make a point, argue in a circular fashion with no sense of logic, or blindly repeat propaganda they’ve been brainwashed with. They are beneath me in the food chain and in life. Nor will I rise to any bait they may throw in my path.

They aren’t worth my time, my energy or my superior intellect.

People who suffer from delusions, whether it be of purple skys with cotton candy pink clouds, utopian societies based on Marx, Stalin or Lenin, delusions that terrorists are our friends and we can talk to them and negotiate peacefully or delusions they are God, ruler of all, need to be locked up for their own safety and that of society.

Their particular brand of poison is akin to a festering pustule on the ass of society, just waiting to burst and spread their infection in all directions. Such is the current state of the RNC/GOP Blog.

Which brings me to these interesting definitions derived from Black’s (17 words, not such big words, after all). All–ALL–well versed, true blue, Patriotic Americans should KNOW these terms, backward and forward. For the sake of brevity, these definitions have been confined to the main definition. For those that don’t and want to have them on hand, feel free to cut and paste.

1). Accessory: n. 1. Something of secondary or subordinate importance. 2. Criminal Law. A person who aids or contributes in the commission or concealment of a crime. An accessory is usually liable only if the crime is a felony. Cf. PRINCIPAL (2). [Cases: Criminal Law key 68-77; Homicide key 573. C.J.S. Criminal Law sections 137-142]–accessory, adj; accessoryship, n.

2). Ambassador: 1. A diplomatic officer of the highest rank, usually designated by a government as its resident representative in a foreign state. Ambassadors represent the sovereign as well as the nation and enjoy many privileges while abroad in their official capacity, including immunity. Ambassadors are distinguished from ministers and envoys, who represent only the state where they are from and not the sovereign. Ambassadors are also generally distinguished from certain legates who have only ecclesiastical authority. But the papal nuncio and some legates, such as the legate a latere, bear the rank of ambassador. See NUNCIO; LEGATE. [Cases: Ambassadors and Consuls sections 2-32.] 2. A representative appointed by another. 3. An unofficial or nonappointed representative.

3). Bribery: n. The corrupt payment, receipt or solicitation of a private favor for official action. Bribery is a felony in most jurisdictions. See Model Penal Code Section 240.1. Cf. KICKBACK. [Cases: Bribery key 1. C.J.S. Bribery sections 2-3, 5-8, 10-11.]–bribe, vb.

4). Constitution: 1. The fundamental and organic law of a nation or state that establishes the institutions and apparatus of government, defines the scope of governmental sovereign powers, and guarantees individual civil rights and civil liberties. [Cases: Constitutional Law key 1.1.] 2. The written instrument embodying this fundamental law, together with any formal amendments.

5). Diplomacy: n. Int’l law. 1. The art and practice of conducting negotiations between national governments.
Open Diplomacy: Diplomacy carried on with free access to interested observers and members of the press.

Parliamentary Diplomacy: The negotiations and discussions carried out in international organizations according to their rules of procedure.

Secret Diplomacy: Diplomacy carried on behind closed doors. Also termed quiet diplomacy.

Shuttle Diplomacy: Diplomatic negotiations assisted by emissaries, who travel back and forth between negotiating countries. In legal contexts, the term usually refers to a similar approach used by a mediator in negotiating the settlement of a lawsuit. The mediator travels back and forth between different rooms, one of which is assigned to each side’s decision-makers and counsel. The mediator relays offers and demands between the rooms and, by conferring with the parties about their positions and about the uncertainty of litigation, seeks to reach an agreed resolution of the case. The mediator does not bring the parties together in the same room.

2. Loosely, foreign policy. 3. The collective functions performed by a diplomat. diplomatic, adj; diplomat, n.

6). Hudna: Arabic word often translated as “cease-fire.- Historically used as a tactic aimed at allowing the party declaring the hudna to regroup while tricking an enemy into lowering its guard. When the hudna expires, the party that declared it is stronger and the enemy weaker. The term comes from the story of the Muslim conquest of Mecca. Instead of a rapid victory, Muhammad made a ten-year treaty with the Kuraysh tribe. In 628 AD, after only two years of the ten-year treaty, Muhammad and his forces concluded that the Kuraysh were too weak to resist. The Muslims broke the treaty and took over all of Mecca without opposition. (Definition provided by The Israel Project; http://www.theisraelproject.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=hsJPK0PIJpH&b=886017&ct=1181591)

7). Injurious Falsehood: 1. DISPARAGEMENT (3). 2. TRADE DISPARAGEMENT.

8). Libel: vb. 1. To defame (someone) in a permanent medium, especially in writing. [Cases: Libel and Slander key 1, 25 C.J.S. Libel and Slander; Injurious Falsehood sections 2, 5-6, 10, 47-52.] 2. History Maritime Law. To sue in admiralty or ecclesiastical court. This use of the term was eliminated with the merging of the Admiralty Rules into the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 1986.

9). Misprision of Treason: Concealment or nondisclosure of someone else’s treason.

10). Positive Misprision: The active commission of a wrongful act .

11). President: n. 1. The chief political executive of a government; the head of state. [Cases: United States key 26. C.J.S. United States sections 45-47.] 2. The chief executive officer of a corporation or other organization. 3. CHAIR (1) 4. See CHAIR (3). See (in senses 3 & 4) presiding officer (3) under OFFICER (2); presidential, adj.

12). Secretary of State: 1. The member of the President’s cabinet who heads the U.S. Department of State. The Secretary is the first-ranking member of the cabinet and is also a member of the National Security Council. He or she is fourth in line of succession to the presidency after the Vice President, the Speaker of the House, and the President pro tempore of the Senate. [Cases: United States key 40. C.J.S. United States sections 58-60.] 2. A state government official who is responsible for the licensing and incorporation of businesses, the administration of elections, and other formal duties. The secretary of state is elected in some states and appointed in others.

13). Sedition: n. 1. An agreement, communication, or other preliminary activity aimed at inciting treason or some lesser commotion against the public authority. 2. Advocacy aimed at inciting or producing–and likely to incite or produce–imminent lawless action. At common law, sedition included defaming a member of the royal family or the government. The difference between sedition and treason is that the former is committed by preliminary steps, while the latter entails some overt act for carrying out the plan. But of course, if the plan is merely for some small commotion, even accomplishing the plan does not amount to treason. Cf. TREASON. [Cases: Insurrection and Sedition key 1. C.J.S. Riot; Insurrection section 29.]; seditious, adj.

14). Slander: n. 1. A defamatory assertion expressed in a transitory form, especially speech. Damages for slander–unlike those for libel–are not presumed and thus must be proved by the plaintiff (unless the defamation is slander per se). [Cases: Libel and Slander key 1, 24. C.J.S. Libel and Slander; Injurious Falsehood sections 2, 5-6, 10, 47.] 2. The act of making such a statement. See DEFAMATION. Cf. LIBEL–slander, vb.; slanderous, adj.

15). Speaker of House: [Speaker] 1. One who makes a speech . 2. The presiding officer of a large deliberative assembly, especially a legislature’s more numerous house, such as the House of Representatives . See CHAIR (1). [Cases: United States key 7.1. C.J.S. United States section 16.]

16). Subversion: The process of overthrowing, destroying or corrupting .

17). Treason: n. The offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which one owes allegiance, either by making war against the state or by materially supporting its enemies.–Also termed high treason; alto proditio. Cf. SEDITION. [Cases: Treason key 1. C.J.S. Treason sections 2-3, 5.]–treasonable, treasonous, adj.

Jimmy Carter; Howard Dean; Bob Jefferson; John Kerry; John Murtha; Nancy Pelosi –ALL are guilty of one or more, or a combination thereof, of the above definitions.

RNC/GOP Blog–guilty as an accessory of allowing slander upon their blog without monitoring their site. Good thing we have records of it.

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