Redaction is the term used by government to edit government documents before those documents are released to the public. A similar process must be employed by the public before mailed notices are read, parking tickets are paid and traffic tickets are fought.
All notices from government are written, however, the only writing which can act as a notice are those words which are contained in an English sentence. Written thoughts in the English speaking world are communicated by written or spoken sentences.
To determine what any written communication from any government means, you must excise all words, phrases, numbers or combinations of these which are not in a sentence. To make the message of the government document absolutely clear, I suggest making several copies of the communication. You can then blacken non-sentence matter in one and highlight sentences in another, by comparing these copies you can determine what government is claiming and what it can prove.
What justification is there for this process? Title 26 United States Code Section 7806 is a long winded way of saying that only English sentences count as law. Where these sentences are found in the law makes no difference—the sentence tells all.
26 USC 7806
(a) Cross references
The cross references in this title to other portions of the title, or other provisions of law, where the word “see” is used, are made only for convenience, and shall be given no legal effect.
(b) Arrangement and classification
No inference, implication, or presumption of legislative construction shall be drawn or made by reason of the location or grouping of any particular section or provision or portion of this title, nor shall any table of contents, table of cross references, or similar outline, analysis, or descriptive matter relating to the contents of this title be given any legal effect. The preceding sentence also applies to the sidenotes and ancillary tables contained in the various prints of this Act before its enactment into law.
All governments incorporate the rules of grammar in their written law can you find a local example of such a law? This important rule of law is not taught in any law school, but it is taught in the Advanced Law Course. Before you can become an Advanced Student, you must take the Basic Course in Law and Government. Contact me at email@example.com to start your legal education.
Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera