FWIW, I have no issue with requiring candidates to provide a certified copy of their birth certificate for verification. This is perfectly acceptable as the Constitution stipulates certain requirements to holding office. But this is something that Obama could have easily complied with and that's not what the people behind this type of legislation want. They want a law written in reaction to Obama's election and they want it to be specifically one that he can't comply with.
I don't get it... how would the law requiring a candidate produce a birth certificate or else he cannot be on the ballot of the state -- be a law that he can't comply with?
I must be missing something in what you're saying, because I'm serious... I don't quite get what it is that the "people behind ths type of legislation want"... in that anyone (Obama or anyone else) couldn't comply with... it doesn't quite make sense.
No, I said showing a certified copy of his BC is a law he could easily comply with. That part of the law should be simple enough that any eligible person ought to be able to comply.
But let's not kid ourselves. The folks behind this want a law drafted so narrowly that Obama can't comply. That's where they'll say, "Gotcha! Not eligible!" It's the second part of the proposed law, the Berg-inspired act of placing the Secretary of State in the position of determining whether "individual circumstances" of a candidate's life disqualify him from being on the ballot that was thought up specifically to target Obama.
I can see clearly what's going to happen. Birthers will get behind new election laws written specifically in reaction to Obama's perceived eligibility issues. Of course, none of these laws will be applied retroactively but they'll be used by Democrats to destroy the candidacy of otherwise outstanding conservatives. And then the Obama Derangement Syndrome crowd will be crying, "B-b-but these laws were supposed to be written for the Kenyan Usurper! Not our guy!"