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To: Sherman Logan
The most bizarre claim of the birthers is this one. It uses a law system utterly foreign to US legal history to define a term used in our Constitution.

The Framers of the US Constitution used many sources during the development of the Constitution. If you are referring to Vattel's Law of Nations, it too was one of those references.

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83 posted on 12/31/2009 9:20:05 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: meadsjn

Vattel’s work is based on civil law, not English common law as was (almost) universally used in the colonies.

Occam would agree that a legal term when used by attorneys educated in a particular system of law is most likely to carry the definition of that system of law.


85 posted on 12/31/2009 10:36:12 AM PST by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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