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    Please pardon my ignorance. But I could sure use some advice on how to search for federal, state, county, city or otherwise statutes, laws, ordinances or rules. I'm sometimes reluctant to post a comment for fear of someone challanging me to "cite please."

    Yes, I have been under a rock that hasn't been disturbed since the dark ages. And I like my rotary phone. Just kidding. I'm trying to come up to speed. Many thanks. CHUCK.

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    I am not at all familiar with Texas State statute.

    As an example of the places with which to be familiar, here is the SC State Statute web site

    http://www.scstatehouse.net/cgi-bin/...;category=Code

    and Wisconsin's

    http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html

    in re Texas, I found

    http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/index.htm but have no more notion of how to use it than to charge ahead blindly.

    I would be aware of the different types of law with which we deal, common law (in some jurisdictions the Napoleonic Code), black letter statute law and case law stare decisis; and of the different jurisdictions that may have relevant law, the Feds, the State, the County and the County's political subdivisions.

    The frequency of the challenge to citation has diminished somewhat here.

    Best wishes and welcome to one troubling to be a good researcher.

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    Thanks Doug, I think I get the idea. Guess I was making it harder than it really had to be. CHARGE... bump .

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    Permit me to chip in against a pet peeve of mine.

    One cannot "cite to" authority. The word cite doesn't work that way.

    One cites authority.

    Here is an authority on the subject. About 1 min 50 sec into the interview: http://www.lawprose.org/supreme_cour...lia_part_1.wmv
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Sorry for the grammatically incorrect topic. I used the term as I found it under forum rules, basic rules # 7. Moderators, please feel free to make the correction.

    In the twenty days I've been on this forum I've been called on a typographical error and a grammatical error. I don't believe I've had too much more response regarding the content of my fifty posts. I've read some posts here that are almost unintelligible and I notice a conspicuous silence regarding same. What gives?

    By the way, one of my pet peeves is "nit picking."

    At least I enjoyed the Justice Scalia interview.


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    cccook wrote:
    Sorry for the grammatically incorrect topic. I used the term as I found it under forum rules, basic rules # 7. Moderators, please feel free to make the correction.

    In the twenty days I've been on this forum I've been called on a typographical error and a grammatical error. I don't believe I've had too much more response regarding the content of my fifty posts. I've read some posts here that are almost unintelligible and I notice a conspicuous silence regarding same. What gives?

    By the way, one of my pet peeves is "nit picking."

    At least I enjoyed the Justice Scalia interview.
    Point taken.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    cccook wrote:
    Sorry for the grammatically incorrect topic. I used the term as I found it under forum rules, basic rules # 7. Moderators, please feel free to make the correction.

    In the twenty days I've been on this forum I've been called on a typographical error and a grammatical error. I don't believe I've had too much more response regarding the content of my fifty posts. I've read some posts here that are almost unintelligible and I notice a conspicuous silence regarding same. What gives?

    By the way, one of my pet peeves is "nit picking."

    At least I enjoyed the Justice Scalia interview.
    But you learned something. Correcting leads to correct.
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    Venator wrote:
    cccook wrote:
    Sorry for the grammatically incorrect topic. I used the term as I found it under forum rules, basic rules # 7. Moderators, please feel free to make the correction.
    But you learned something. Correcting leads to correct.
    If it makes any difference I was aware that the grammar was improper from the original post. I simply used the term as it is posted in the forum rules in the interest of continuity on the board. What I am learning is how easily a thread can be derailed.

    If you'll notice, the purpose of this thread is so that I and others of limited web searching ability may add some tools to our tool kit. But thank you to all who feel the need to inform me that I am not the best writer on the board. Maybe we should start another thread to cover spelling, grammar, proper punctuation, diction, general writing skills and keyboarding.

    This thread is about an old dog trying to learn ways to more efficiently surf the web and attach the appropriate information back on this forum.

    If one truly is bothered by the afore mentioned grammatical error, then one would do well to take the matter up with the owners and/or the administrators of this web site so that they may address the issue. I, for one am not disturbed by others misstakes that do not effect the content of their statements or my understanding of their meaning.

    Now, if anyone has HELPFUL suggestions, please I'm all ears. Otherwise this thread is serving no useful purpose beyond venting regarding the inconsequitial.

    Edited for spelling.

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    cccook wrote:
    SNIP Now, if anyone has HELPFUL suggestions, please I'm all ears.
    Here are a couple internet sources I've found helpful.

    US Supreme Court Decisions:

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/index.html

    http://supreme.justia.com

    Also, it helps to make a Favorites folder where you store links directly to statutes and court opinions.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Awesome Citizen, thanks. Will do.

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