WASHINGTON – There’s a new strategy unfolding today in the effort to establish whether Barack Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as president, Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND says.
In his column today in WND, Farah announces a new petition drive directed not at federal officials, whom, he says, have abrogated their own responsibilities, but toward election officials, governors and legislatures in all 50 states who will have to oversee the vote in 2012.
“I think it’s more than clear at this point that no one at the federal level plans to do anything to enforce the U.S. Constitution,” Farah said. “But I have confidence that at least some state officials will have the guts to do so when Obama faces re-election – if he dares.”
The new petition launches after one directed at all controlling legal authorities at the federal level attracted some 500,000 names.
Farah points out that it won’t take all 50 states enforcing the law to ensure Obama is disqualified.
“Obama knows he can’t win without competing in all 50 states,” he said. “In fact, he will have his hands full even if he can get on the ballot everywhere.”
For 18 months, Farah has been one of the few national figures who has steadfastly pushed the issue of eligibility, despite ridicule, name-calling, ostracism at the hands of most of his colleagues. To date, in addition to the earlier petition, he has:
- erected billboards around the country demanding, “Where’s the birth certificate?”
- produced a 40-page special report on the subject;
- produced a 60-minute documentary video primer on the issue;
- manufactured yard and rally signs to bring attention to the topic;
- pledged to donate at least $15,000 to any hospital in Hawaii or anywhere else that provides proof Obama was born there and given you an opportunity to raise the amount;
- created a line of T-shirts you can wear to appearances by the president to raise visibility of the issue;
- created a fund to which you can donate to further the kind of investigative reporting into this matter only this company has performed over the last two years;
- launched a line of postcards you can use to keep the issue alive;
- distributed thousands of bumper stickers asking, “Where’s the birth certificate?”
Farah says all those campaigns will continue.
“Obama may be able to continue showing contempt for the Constitution and the rule of law for the next two years, as he has demonstrated his willingness to do in his first year in office,” he says in his column. “However, a day of reckoning is coming. Even if only one significant state, with a sizable Electoral College count, decides a candidate for election or re-election has failed to prove his or her eligibility, that makes it nearly impossible for the candidate to win. It doesn’t take all 50 states complying with the law to be effective.”
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