In a recent January 16 Article on News With Views, writer J.B. Williams has penned yet another article addressing natural born citizen titled, “TRUE FACTS ABOUT THE ENDLESS NATURAL BORN DEBATE.” Unfortunately nowhere in Williams article is there anything resembling facts, much less truthful ones.
Williams’ article actually misrepresents the #1 terms for natural born citizen, when it is solely his own distorted cherry-picking of Vattel’s writing, in which Williams entirely bypasses Vattel’s explicit and clear definition of natural born stated in § 212 of Law of Nations, and instead extracts only the immediately following reference to paternalism, and the father determining the citizenship of the offspring. It is this reference that Williams represents as the legitimate definition of natural born, despite it being one recognized by only Williams himself. Talk about “truth”…
As far as the actual definition provided by Vattel, Williams presents this as his #3 recognition of natural born, but dishonestly impugns this as only the “birther” definition. Williams then proceeds to blame those birthers for focusing on McCain, and thereby allowing Obama to remain unchallenged in office. Notably, by this specious rationale, Williams has revealed the motivation for his extensive abuse of Vattel as being an underlying prejudice to validate only one individual – John Sydney McCain.
All the evidence, as provided by Williams himself, clearly indicates Williams’ own prejudicial determination to recognize John McCain as a natural born citizen, even while still condemning Obama, with the difference between the two being the status of the fathers. Therefore Williams reprehensibly pushed past Vattel’s clear and concise definition of natural born, onto the irrelevant narrative of about paternalism.
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