posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:20 AM
A boat manufacture? That is insane. If you adhere to those standards I have been a boat manfacturer, a car manufacture, a bomb manufacturer(Dont ask
), a firework manufacturer, etc.
I did some research into why our names appear in all caps on our birth certificate, drivers license, etc. It turns out there was a time when who you
are was designated by how your name was written.
Capitis Diminutio Maxima (Name in ALL CAPITALS) JOHN DOE
Meaning a maximum loss of status through the use of capitalization.The highest or most comprehensive loss of status. This occurred when a man's
condition was changed from one of freedom to one of bondage, when he became a slave. It swept away with it all rights of citizenship and all family
rights. This also designates a corporation.(This might be why they were able to tax him as a manufacture)
Capitis Diminutio Minima (meaning a minimum loss of status through the use of capitalization) John Doe
The lowest or least comprehensive degree of loss of status. This occurred where a man's family relations alone were changed. It happened upon the
arrogation of a person who had been his own master.
Capitis Diminutio Media (meaning a medium loss of status through the use of capitalization) John DOE
A lessor or medium loss of status. This occurred where a man loses his rights of citizenship, but without losing his liberty. It carried away also the
Now i'm not sure this standard is used today, but it is interesting that all of our federal documents have us all in capitals.