Originally Posted by 1997gtx
The funniest part of all of this is anytime I Google any combination of "natural born citizen," "Obama," or "Vatell," the first link is for birthers.org.
Yea, Vattel really had become a non-entity until the Birthers started worshiping him based upon the 1797 translation.
Vattel's whole renaissance is based upon birthers google searching "natural born citizen" and mistakenly making a connection between a translation that didn't exist when the constitution was written, and the US constitution which was written years before.
You will have a hard time finding too many modern references to Vattel outside of birthers.