A hat tip to the right-leading OC Political blog on this post that asks the question, why hasn’t Republican US Senate candidate dentist/lawyer/realtor Orly Taitz released a copy of her U.S. Naturalization papers?
Taitz was born in the former Soviet Union and says she was naturalized in the 1990s. But the lead birther who continually files lawsuits insisting that President Obama was not born in the U.S. needs to follow her own advice and produce the orginal document with the raised seal that certifies she is a US citizen.
From OC Political:
Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution requires:
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.
So only a natural born citizen can be President of the United States.
U.S. Senate candidate Orly Taitz has repeatedly launched lawsuits challenging the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate and asserting that Obama is not a natural born citizen. Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution requires:
No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
Taitz freely states that she was born in the former Soviet Union in present-day Moldova. She claims she became a naturalized citizen in 1992. However, she has never released her naturalization certificate.
Obama and Romney have released their birth certificates, yet Taitz has not released her naturalization certificate. If she were simply a private citizen, she’d have no obligation to do so, but now that she is running for the United States Senate, should it not be incumbent upon her to prove that she meets the constitutional requirements to become a U.S. Senator?
If she is a properly-naturalized citizen, then Taitz should just release her naturalization certificate. Why hasn’t she released her naturalization certificate? Does she have something to hide?
So does she or doesn’t she?