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Colin Powell Uses Code Words to Describe Republican Party

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 1:10 PM
Wiseone, Why would the founders used vattel when it directly contradicted the law in the colonies at the time? The founders at the time were under British Common Law, which as you know, said birth place was the determining factor not parents citizenship (unless parents were ambassadors or enemy at war) That was the law and meaning of Natural born at the founding and there is NO reason to think they changed it. Every court since has affirmed this. Now you can deny it and whine that a book Vattel wrote takes precedence over the laws of the Colonies or over the USA all you want. But it is like saying the laws of UN we did not ratify take precedence over ours. Again read the court cases.

Yesterday former Secretary of State Colin Powell told illegal magazine toter and Meet the Press host David Gregory that the Republican Party is having an "identity crisis" and said there is a "dark vein of intolerance" inside the GOP. He accused leaders in the Party of using "code words" to put down minorities as if his own "dark vein" reference wasn't code for something. He predictably slammed Sarah Palin and portrayed birthers as an influentail sector of the Republican Party (they're not).

On the birther thing, I'd like to remind...