Emer de Vattel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jefferson is actually citing two different sources. The first is Emer de Vattel, the Swiss philosopher, diplomat and jurist from his preeminent masterpiece Le Droit des gens; ou, Principes de la loi naturelle appliqués à la conduite et aux affaires des nations et des souverains 1758 (The Law of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law Applied to the Conduct and to the Affairs of Nations and of Sovereigns): Read more at Historic: Founding Father President Thomas Jefferson Cited Vattel In Handwritten Manuscript - Birther Report the term anchor babies is now offensive according to some, it is what it is. the obots didn't want any of us to look at de vattel, or the law of nations. last night there was discussion of the 14th ammendment on the kelly files. according to the obots, anchor babies can be president. i still don't think so. my argument has always been a simple one. article two describes a set of qualifications that only applies, is unique to two jobs in our executive branch. that fact, and the fact that our supreme court has never interpreted the constitution term natural born are central to the controversy. it is stated somewhat ambiguously, but it comes with a grandfather clause. my hope is that the supremes will vote on the subject once and for all. that will be an appropriate American solution, and i am fine with accepting whatever they say. i think i know liberals well enough to know that if there is a political tool available in an election cycle they will use it. i also believe this subject remains exclusive to the obama scandals, including identity and benghazi political coverups, which travel hand in hand, and were used dynamically in the last election cycle. like my candidate Trump, i will not couch my language, i call them as i see them. it's another one of those things under what i call the liberal chipping away at liberty umbrella. obama and his followers want us to be like a socialist europe. i don't. it's really that simple.