It's good that you wrote about this but you wouldn't normally think it would be necessary. But maybe it is. The perversion of the English language has been going on a very long time and has been done at the hands of the politicians.
Also, I had always thought the Law of Identity was coined by Aristotle. Apparently not. According to Wikipedia: "Wilhelm Wundt credits Gottfried Leibniz with the symbolic formulation, "A is A."