Well, CDR Kerchner, late of the USS Gardyloo, held a press conference in Pennsylvania and just let it all hang out.
You got your whole Natural Law thingy, dating back “10,000 years” to the very dawn of Human Civilization!!! You got Emerich de Vattel in spades, including old Ben Franklin and others having read the book, The Law of Nations. And why to hear Kerchner tell, that was about the dang most important book that was ever written! Dog my cats! They even went and stuck that book smack dab into the U.S. Constitution so we could punish Pirates!!!
You got your Minor v. Happersett mis-interpretation where Kerchner reads from the Law with all the swagger of Elmer Gantry visiting a cat house, while nonchalantly avoiding the not necessary to resolve these doubts verse. Wait, what was that Kerchner just read??? Something about common law nomenclature??? Oh, I must have mis-underheard it.
You even got some Constitutional law thrown in. Some stuff about needing amendments and such to change it up. But I didn’t hear nothing about the 14th Amendment and its Wong Kim Ark interpretation. But all in all, it is a fun video. I think I shall call it, Lions, and Tigers, and Bores. Oh My! You’ll see why:
I can’t wait to hear the press conference after Kerchner gets keelhauled by the Courts.
Note 1. The Image. This is Prince Ruprecht from the movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is holding a trident, a symbol of sea power. Tridents are also known as “gigs.” And “gigs” are also a military term for demerits. Which is what this case will be tossed out of court for – – -on de merits. A lack thereof.
For what it is worth, here is Prince Ruprecht pontificating in public: