Should it be a requirement for someone to be a natural born citizen in the United States of America if they wish to serve in the U.S. Congress?
Under Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, natural born citizenship is a requirement for eligibility to run for President.
The section states:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Natural born citizenship is defined generally as citizenship by birth as opposed to naturalization.
In other words, it is not required that radical, left-wing lawmakers like Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., be born in the United States in order for her to serve as a member of Congress.
Should That Change?
Omar is the first Somali-American, the first naturalized citizen from Africa, and one of the first two Muslim women (along with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan) to serve in Congress.
Since becoming a member of Congress in January, Omar has come under fire for making several anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks that should result in her being removed from Congress.
Omar said last month that it is “un-American” for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to capture and detain illegal aliens.
And, she wants the agency defunded because she doesn’t believe the work ICE does every single days matters.
Before that, the radical Muslim lawmaker smeared conservative people of faith and insulted pro-life Americans for wanting to preserve the life of a baby in a mother’s womb.
“The recent efforts like those in Alabama, in Georgia, are only the latest in a long history of efforts to criminalize women for simply existing, to punish us when we don’t conform to their attempts to control us. But because it’s happening here with the support of the ultra-conservative religious right, we call it religious freedom,” Omar said.
“I am frustrated every single time I hear people speaking about their faith and pushing that on to other people because we know those so-called religious politicians, when it comes to their life, their choices, they want to talk about freedom,” Omar continued.
Earlier this year, the radical Democrats insulted Trump voters by calling them “ignorant,” declared that America was not longer “going to be the country of white people,” and described the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks as “some people did something.”
If the requirement for natural born citizenship is not extended to all federally elected offices, there will continue to be more radical lawmakers like Omar.