Sorry, but de Vattel's theory was not law in the US (nor was it a standard even as late as 1898).Twinkerbelle....the only thing you can wipe a floor with is your tongue. manboy
In Section 212 of de Vattels treatise, he states the following:
§ 212. Of the citizens and natives.The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.
Indeed, Vattel stated that "whether children born of citizens in a foreign country, are citizens, that the laws have decided the question in several countries, and it is necessary to follow their regulations."
Furthermore, Vattel's law requires that the citizenship of the child follows that of the father. If that were the law in the US children of foreign parents would not only be deprived of natural born status THEY WOULD BE ALIENS. That has never been the law practiced in this country.
Is not the child born in this country of German parents a citizen? I am afraid we have got very few citizens in some of the counties of good old Pennsylvania if the children born of German parents are not citizens.-Senator Lyman Trumbull, Cong. Globe 39th, 1st Sess 498 (1866).
Get real. MORON.