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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – “Remember the Alamo!” is the most famous slogan in this part of the country.
But WND’s Joseph Farah is hoping his slogan will catch on here as well.
The newest addition to the “Where’s the birth certificate?” billboard campaign hit San Antonio this week – sparking discussions on radio talk shows and lots of water-cooler chit-chat.
The billboard is located on Interstate 10 and Highway 37 at the Pine Avenue exit.
“Where’s The Birth Certificate” billboard on Interstate 10 and Highway 37 at the Pine Avenue exit in San Antonio.
The national fund-raising campaign to erect many, many more billboards around the country questioning Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility for office is going strong – with a total of $120,000 collected so far.
Have you contributed yet to the “birth certificate” billboard campaign? It’s not too late. In fact, Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, says the campaign is just getting started and that he plans to continue through the election of 2012 if necessary. If you agree the Constitution means what it says and that it is the responsibility of all Americans to enforce it, make your donation now.
Farah said the campaign was born of frustration with timid elected officials in Washington, corrupt judges around the country and a news media that show a stunning and disturbing lack of curiosity about the most basic facts of Obama’s background – especially how it relates to constitutional eligibility for the highest office in the land.
Not surprisingly, the campaign was quickly met with opposition. Just two weeks after it was launched, CBS, one of the largest media conglomerates and a leading provider of outdoor advertising, officially banned its local salesmen from accepting the “birth certificate” billboard leases from WND. No reason was ever given.
Billboard at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
A few days later, Lamar Advertising, another billboard industry giant joined CBS.
But the campaign had already made waves. Suddenly, there were debates on Fox News over the issue of Obama’s eligibility mentioning the billboard campaign. MSNBC followed with reports – albeit sneering ones. Rush Limbaugh talked about the birth certificate issue all three hours in one of his daily shows – the largest talk-radio program in the world.
Farah’s phone has not stopped ringing since with media calls.
“Where’s the Birth Certificate?” billboard near the Santa Ana Freeway in Los Angeles
But the real fruit of the campaign, explains Farah, are the billboards themselves.
“Seeing these billboards springing up around the country is quite a phenomenon,” he says. “It has been less than six weeks since this idea was hatched and already the billboards are becoming a familiar sight.”
Farah also devised a way for everyone to get into the act – with your own car or your own yard.
Birth certificate question being raised in Ball, La.
WND previously launched a petition campaign that has collected nearly half a million names demanding Obama’s eligibility be verified and demonstrated publicly. That campaign continues. That list has been shared with members of the Electoral College and the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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