Monday, February 2, 2015

Unearthed: Does This Further Prove Founders Used 
Vattel's Natural Born Citizen; Cited In Constitution!?

A reader of Birther Report tweeted interesting screenshots of some notes of a course book on Vattel's Law of Nations from the University of Virginia. It touches on U.S. citizenship and appears to affirm Vattel's doctrine on the subject of citizenship. Vattel defined a "natural born Citizen" as one born in country to two citizen parents.

I haven't had the chance to read through all of it yet, so have it ...

The relevant portion can be viewed at the following link. To turn the page just click on right-side page:

Pages 55-60:;view=2up;seq=60;skin=mobile

Relevant screenshots and tweets:

Another Birther Report reader notes:

In the book "Laws and Regulations of the College of William and Mary of Virginia" printed by Thomas W. White 1830 specifies that "The Text Book on Natural and National Law shall be Vattel,..." 
Of course the Constitution was written prior to 1830 but I would assume that Vattel's "Laws of Nations" was specified in older copies of "Laws and Regulations..."as well. Perhaps you can find an older copy? 
Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, John Tyler, and 16 signers of the Declaration of Independence attended William and Mary. I'm sure they all knew what a Natural Born Citizen was!

Many Obots love to claim the founders never used Vattel's work and he wasn't very well known ...

Explain that and this ...