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Billboard questions reach Mile High City
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Drivers in Denver are being asked “Where’s the Birth Certificate” following the posting of a billboard that is the result of a campaign by KHOW radio talk show host Peter Boyles and a donation by automobile dealer Phil Wolf.
WND founder and chief executive officer Joseph Farah had launched a national billboard campaign asking “Where’s the Birth
Certificate?” because of the dearth of information about President Obama’s origins, including his birth certificate which could prove his eligibility to be president under the U.S. Constitution.
Boyles, who hosts the top-rated morning program on Denver’s KHOW-AM, repeatedly has addressed the issue headon, asking why not only has the birth certificate not been released, but why has the president spent sums estimated at well over $1 million to conceal his records.
He announced a few weeks ago his desire to see a billboard erected in the Denver area asking the birth certificate question.
He had seen WND’s billboards pop up across America, including one
at the Mandalay Bay resort on the Las Vegas Strip, and
said he has not heard of any other radio station in the U.S. posting a
Peter Boyles of Denver’s KHOW Radio
It was just days later when Boyles announced a businessman had agreed to donate the sign space.
He confirmed used car lot owner Phil Wolf agreed to donate the space on his business’s two, massive signs fronting Interstate 70, the key east-west route through the Rocky Mountains, a location estimated to be seen by more than 300,000 drivers per day.
“It’ll rock ‘n’ roll when this happens. … Maybe other radio talk-show hosts will do the same and see what their audiences do,” Boyles told his listeners.
Wolf, who also owns dealerships in two other Rocky Mountain states, said he is reviewing how to erect such billboards at his Montana and Wyoming business locations, too.
Wolf earlier told WND he had been reading about and talking to others about Obama’s eligibility, wondering how he might use the two large signs at Wolf Interstate Leasing & Sales in Wheat Ridge, a western suburb of Denver, to make a difference.
“We were talking about using our signs to become politically proactive, and I heard Peter Boyles on the radio. It just made sense,” Wolf said. “One thing led to another and I got a hold of Pete.
“I told Peter I’d be willing to donate my signs for the message,” he said. “I think [Obama's eligibility] is an important enough issue to get past what we do daily to look to the bigger picture.”
WND has reported on the multitude of lawsuits and other challenges to Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president based on the U.S. Constitution’s demand that the president be a “natural born citizen.” Some of the legal challenges, which still are active in the federal courts, claim Obama was not born in Hawaii. Others focus on his British heritage from his Kenyan father, a subject of the British Crown at the time of his birth. Some suggest his mother, a teen at his birth, wasn’t old enough to pass along American citizenship.
And Obama’s birth certificate is not the only document at issue. WND has reported that among the documentation not yet available for Obama includes kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, his passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.
KHOW is owned by Clear Channel Communications,
the corporate media giant whose outdoor-advertising division actually banned the birth-certificate question from any of its own
In June 2006, Boyles spearheaded a successful effort for KHOW to post two billboards concerning the issue of illegal immigration, suggesting the city of Denver was welcoming illegal aliens.
One sign proclaimed: “Welcome to SANCTUARY CITY … Relax, you made it! Brought to you by Executive Order 116.”
The other displayed three military helmets atop rifles and read,
“Mr. President, Mr. Governor, Mr. Mayor; they did not die for ILLEGAL
Boyles says he’s aware that posting a sign asking Obama’s birth certificate would become a lightning rod for controversy.
He said he’s not worried about the heat.
They join the WND-sponsored billboards, including a recent sign that went up at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Hotel.
The newest “Where’s The Birth Certificate” billboard – in Las Vegas
Fans of the campaign kicked off originally by Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, placed their own sign in Quilcene, Wash., on Center Road, a state highway that connects 101 and 104, leading to the Hood Canal Bridge.
“Lots of tourists pass by this sign all summer long,” said the folks responsible. “We are proud of our contribution, however humble.”
How do the additional signs sit with the originator of the campaign? Farah says he’s pleased and considers imitation, in this case, a positive development.
“We may never be able to place billboards in every state in the country and certainly not every community,” he said. “I encourage those with the means to take matters into their own hands to do so.”
For those less ambitious, Farah also devised a way for everyone to get into the act – with your own car or your own yard.
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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