WASHINGTON – While millions of Americans every day continue to see “Where’s the birth certificate?” billboards, the organizer of the effort says he has a much bigger campaign in mind.
As the latest billboard was erected gratis by an outdoor advertising company in Ocala, Fla., Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND said he won’t be happy until all Americans are seeing them every day – in fact, until Barack Obama himself is bumping into them at every turn.
Drivers in Ocala, Fla., see the “Where’s the birth certificate?” message
“It should be pretty clear to everyone by now that Obama has no intentions of releasing his birth certificate under any circumstances,” said Farah. “He will also not reveal his travel records, his student records, his medical records – in short he won’t reveal anything meaningful about himself or his history, not even to prove he is constitutionally eligible to serve in office. The man apparently has a lot to hide.”
Farah says there is only one solution – force him to reveal it.
“We have to see these billboards flourish in 2010 and leading up to the 2012 election when Obama will seek re-election,” said Farah. “If he can’t answer that simple question by then, he’s toast. Help me make it so Obama can’t go anywhere in the United States without seeing this sign.”
According to auto traffic patterns and projections provided by billboard companies, millions of Americans already pass by billboards erected by Farah’s campaign that began last May. Farah’s goal is to double that number by year’s end and double it again in 2010.
“To accomplish this goal takes a lot of money,” he says. “It will take tens of thousands of dollars – probably at least $100,000 by the end of the year. But it can be done. It will take at least $250,000 in 2010 to meet that goal. But it can be done. It will then take about $500,000 in 2011 and $1 million in 2012. But it can be done. It must be done if America is going to continue to operate as a constitutional republic in the future.”
Farah says he has no confidence the courts currently reviewing eligibility cases will make the right decision and demand the evidence unless the issue is taken far more seriously by the American public.
“I’m convinced this issue is going nowhere without the American people demanding the truth from the bottom up,” he said. “I know my colleagues in the media are afraid of it. I know the Republicans in Washington are afraid of it. It’s up to us – the people – to make this happen.”
“So far, we’ve raised just over a dozen billboards around the country, raising lots of awareness about Obama’s continuing refusal to come clean with the American people about his birth,” explained Farah. “I’m asking for help in erecting another dozen right away.”
The latest billboard to go up in Ocala, Fla., was done so without the help of WND donors.
“It was the anonymous act of beneficence by an outdoor-advertising company,” said Farah. “Likewise, two billboards were recently erected by an auto dealer in Colorado. I love this kind of civic involvement.”
fund-raising campaign to erect many, many more billboards around the
country questioning Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility for
office has collected about $130,000 so far.
Farah said the
campaign was born of frustration with timid elected officials in
Washington, corrupt judges around the country and a news media that
shows 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
“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
Farah also devised a way for everyone to get into the act – with your own car or your own yard.
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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