Could Republican and Democratic parties in each state require a presidential candidate to present his long form birth certificate---he could be required to attach it to his application form in each state---BEFORE he could put his name on the presidential primary ballot?
That is, I don't see how state and federal lawmakers could object to how political parties decide who can and who cannot put their names on primary ballots.
My point is this: If political parties passed their own rules that required presidential candidates to present their long form birth certificates before the candidates could put their names on the primary ballot, then we might NOT need state lawmakers to pass questionable and possibly unconstitutional laws that require presidential candidates to present long form birth certificates before they could put their names on the November 2012 presidential ballot.
Yes. In my opinion, the political party primary is the key first place to require a presidential candidate to present a long form birth certificate.
As I see it, it may be too late---and maybe even unconstitutional---for a state to wait until a presidential candidate applies to put his name on the November 2012 presidential ballot before requiring a presidential candidate to present his long form birth certificate.
So to be safe and to make sure that a presidential candidate is required to publicly present his long form birth certificate, let's look at the political party presidential primary as the first key place to demand presidential candidates to present their long form birth certificates.
Thanks for that idea. I’ll assume you are sincere. However, I think your plan is seriously flawed. It supposes that you can trust Democrats.