Monday, May 9, 2016

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Emer de Vattel
Swiss Jurist
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Bibliothèque publique et universitaire, Neuchâtel -
Public and University Library, Neuchâtel, Switzerland


The Republic of the United States as it stands today is in a Constitutional Crisis. Political forces in the 21st Century antithetical to the system of government established by the Founders and Framers, with the help of a complicit media have colluded to subvert Article II of the Constitution by confounding the term natural born Citizen with Citizen throughout the public discourse to corrupt the legal context of it’s true meaning.


With great forethought and deliberation, the Framers required a natural born Citizen for the Office of the Presidency as a strong check against foreign influence, divided loyalties and intrigue, because the Chief Executive is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The historical record is clear; this exclusive class of citizen was derived from The Law of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law Applied to the Conduct and to the Affairs of Nations and of Sovereigns, (Book 1, Chapter XIX, §211) [1] [2] and codified into law in Article II Section 1 Clause 5 of the Constitution. This preeminent treatise by Swiss philosopher and jurist Emer de Vattel was written in French, the diplomatic language of the day, in which many of the Framers were fluent; and a tour de force in international law. Vattel’s Law of Nations was considered an authoritative work based on testimony of the Founders during the American Revolution, [3] [4] from the writings of the Framers during the Continental Congress [5] [6] [7] and then after the adoption and ratification of the Constitution. [8] Additionally, Vattel’s Law of Nations has been cited by Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court,[9] [10] [11] [12] with 150 citations on the high court as of 2004, [13] [14] U.S. Congress, [15] [16] [17] U.S. Presidents, [18] [19] [20] and the basis of the very curricula comprising natural law at the learning institutions [21] [22] that taught and enlightened the nation’s Founders and Framers as they created the world’s first Constitutional Republic.

Vattel’s Law of Nations conveyed in great detail how national sovereignty and national security are universally recognized by nation states. This was also promulgated through our own national charter during the Constitutional Convention by statesmen who were greatly influenced by Vattel’s treatise, who fully understood natural law and ascribed to its philosophical reasoning. The framework of the U.S. Constitution establishes a “Unity of Allegiance” for the Office of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces by requiring a natural born Citizen, [23] but then also instructs Congress to define and punish for offenses against the law of nations. During the Nuremberg Trials, Vattel was an “acknowledged authority” on international law. [24] [25]

Emer de Vattel

I have now found incontrovertible proof that Emer de Vattel is not merely recognized as authoritative, but actual “LAW”!

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The evidence is found in the work of Cornelius van Bynkershoek titled A Treatise On The Law Of War, 1810. It was the first book of his Questions Juris Publici, which was translated from the original Latin with notes by Peter Stephen du Ponceau. Bynkershoek was a jurist on the court for forty years, and like Vattel he wrote on the law of nations and civil law. Additionally, Bynkershoek's scholarly works also encompass subjects including the law of ambassadors, commercial law and maritime law.

On page 111, the following reference to Emer de Vattel is made:

"Vattel, which is at this day generally considered as law.” [26]

Peter Stephen du Ponceau

This reference to Vattel as “Law” was made by Peter Stephen Du Ponceau and is eminently significant for the following reasons: [...] Continue reading here.

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