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Definitions cont'd: person, legal fiction, human being

"Person". 1. a human being. 2. An entity (such as a corporation) that is recognized by law as having the rights and duties of a human being." [Blacks Law Dictionary, 7th Edition]

The straw man may also be said to be an "artificial person" which is also defined in the legal dictionary. "An entity, such as a corporation, created by law and given certain legal rights and duties of a human being; a being, real or imaginary, who for the purpose of legal reasoning is treated more or less as an human being. - Also termed fictitious person; juristic person; legal person; moral
person." [Blacks Law Dictionary, 7th Edition]

A straw man may also be thought of as a "legal fiction."

"Legal fiction. Assumption of fact made by court as basis for deciding a legal question. A situation contrived by the law to permit a court to dispose of a matter ." [Black's Law Dictionary 5th Edition]

As we explore further, we must distinguish between the straw man (an it or person), and the real,flesh and blood being (human being) which we will call a "man." "Man" has a legal definition.

"A human being. A person of the male sex. A male of the human species above the age of puberty. In the most extended sense the term includes not only the adult male sex of the human species, but women and children. . In feudal law, a vassal; a tenant or feudatory." [Blacks Law Dictionary, 5th Edition]

So we conclude that "man" is a term of nature. But who created nature? Some would say God, others would say the Creator (a term often used by the founder of our country), while others might hold a different view. On the other hand, we see "person" as a term of the civil law. Who is the creator of civil law?

Cont'd civil law