Comment: Why is the Law of Nations in the Constitution?

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Why is the Law of Nations in the Constitution?

After the South Sea bubble burst in 1720 The Cato Papers were released describing the graft and corruption that created the bubble. These papers were the hot topic in the colonies.

In France in 1758, Emer de Vattel drafted the idea and general Principles of the Law of Nations. Drawn in part from Emperor Justinian's Corpus Juris Civilis ,560 CE, which is still the basis of civil law in many modern states.

I would argue that each individual is a sovereign nation.

In 1776 the Declaration made reference to "to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them"

In 1781 the Articles of Confederation created a federation of States.
"Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled."

The Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."

Article 1 Section 8.10
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the The Law of Nations.

We the people establish a Constitution. If officials failing their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution in a timely fashion, then are they not committing offence against the Law of Nations.

18 USC § 2381 - Treason
'Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States' is passing and enforcing unconstitutional Laws giving comfort to the enemies of the United States by pretending to overthrow the Constitution.

When Congress passed the Patriot Act the purpose was to overthrow the First Fourth and Fifth Amendments.

When Congress passed Indefinite Detention they overthrows the Sixth and Eight Amendment and just ignores the Fourth Amendments.

18 USC § 2382 - Misprision of treason
"Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason."

What is an autonomous individual to do? But those individuals who owe allegiance to the Constitution by pledge are duty bound as well as legally constrained by US Code.

Is an autonomous individual a sovereign nation of equal nations?
Present arguments and precedence.

Does making a oath to uphold and defend the Constitution diminish an individual's autonomy? (Is is a conscientious self rule sacrificed to any commands that are repugnant to the Constitution or offences to the Law of Nations?)

That's what I have been investigating. Maybe you might find an interesting nugget. I daresay there is enough for a team project.

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