Wikipedia Sanitizing Meaning of "Natural Born Citizen"

Worldnet DailyPosted: May 02, 2011 9:52 pm Eastern

By Steve Peacock © 2011 WorldNetDaily

Wikipedia has undergone further sanitizing of the philosophical underpinnings of what it means to be a "natural born Citizen" as the Constitution requires for U.S. presidents, the latest in an ongoing "edit war" at the online encyclopedia.

In the most recent development, an unnamed "editor" deleted in its entirety a section of a Wikipedia entry for Swiss legal philosopher Emmerich de Vattel, whom Founding Fathers such as Benjamin Franklin have credited for his influence on early American policy formation

The deleted segment, titled "USA Constitution," had included a reference to de Vattel's 1757 treatise "The Law of Nations," which defined natural-born citizenship as "those born in the country, of parents who are citizens."

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