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“Where’s the birth certificate?” asks the sign on the Artesia Freeway above the mean streets of Compton between the 110 and 710 freeways, just on the outskirts of East Long Beach.
Just like 60 other predecessors all across the United States, the billboard is part of an outdoor advertising campaign that is nearly two years old – “birthed” in May 2009.
“This campaign is playing John the Baptist to Jerome Corsi’s book of the same name that will be out next month,” says Joseph Farah, WND editor and chief executive officer. “I knew that if we kept asking this question long enough and prominently enough that the entire nation would become engaged in a matter of constitutional integrity. That is finally happening, thanks in part to Donald Trump’s bold assertions and the impending release of a book that promises to be a game-changer for Barack Obama’s political legacy.”
Now WND readers have two ways to help raise the visibility of this controversy – by supporting the billboard campaign and by supporting the television ad campaign promoting Corsi’s groundbreaking exposé.
Arizona, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Kansas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas and West Viginia are just some of the other states where the “Where’s The Birth Certificate?” billboard campaign has appeared.
The campaign, which names no names, cites no political affiliation, doesn’t sell anything and doesn’t ask readers to do anything, has had an impact on the national consciousness, Farah says.
Question billboard in Inwood, W.V.
“We’re determined to keep this important constitutional issue alive through the 2012 presidential campaign if necessary,” said Farah. “If Barack Obama really seeks re-election, he’s going to need to prove he’s eligible – something he didn’t do in 2008 and hasn’t done since. Instead, he has chosen to fight in courtrooms all attempts to get him to reveal this simple document, to the tune of millions of dollars. There’s a distinguished soldier and surgeon in prison right now because of Obama’s refusal to turn over his birth certificate as a starting point in proving his constitutional eligibility.”
The campaign apparently causes so much alarm that it’s been censored by five outdoor advertising companies, but Farah says many locations remain available, and the postings depend only on the finances available.
Farah believes the billboards have contributed significantly to the sweeping skepticism Americans have regarding Obama’s constitutional eligibility for office, as shown in poll after poll.
Billboard on Highway 93 near Kingman, Ariz.
Farah cites the doubts about Obama’s eligibility now held by at least 58 percent of the American people, according to the latest national public opinion survey by CNN.
Before the campaign was launched, only half of Americans were even aware of the controversy.
Farah is asking all those who agree that the constitutional eligibility of the president is of paramount importance for the future of the country to contribute financially to extending the campaign through 2012.
Billboard along I-35 near the Highway 59 exit near Ottawa, Kan.
“Every day we hear from Americans seeing these billboards,” said Farah. “Many of them congratulate us on the work. Others are just now being introduced to the questions that have been systematically stonewalled by the major media. I believe this campaign has raised more awareness of the issue than just about anything else. And I believe we are reaching critical mass in getting to the bottom of the mystery.”
Farah says his immediate goal is to help persuade several state legislatures to pass simple, straightforward bills requiring eligibility tests for presidential candidates – especially for “natural born citizenship.”
Billboard in Anniston, Ala.
“As I have said many times, if Obama didn’t have something to hide, he would have long ago produced the original birth certificate proving he was born in Hawaii August 4, 1961, as he claims,” said Farah. “Just such legislation is pending right now in Texas and is expected to be introduced in several other states in 2011. When that happens, I am firmly convinced Obama will decide not to run again. At that point, an investigation needs to be launched by Congress to determine whether he was ever eligible to serve and whether any of his initiatives and actions as president are legitimate.”
In addition to the billboard campaign and publishing the upcoming book by Corsi, Farah has:
- produced a
video-documentary primer on the issue called “A Question of Eligibility”;
- produced a 40-page
special report on the subject;
- 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?”;
most notably, gathered more than 500,000 names on a petition demanding any and all
controlling legal authorities in this matter take appropriate action to see the
requirements of the Constitution of the United States are followed;
- gathered another
25,000 names on a second petition attempting to rally state officials to make presidential
candidates prove their eligibility before getting on ballots.
“There are all kinds of things we need to do right now to get our country back on track, but I can think of nothing more important than for us to see that our Constitution is observed, followed, adhered to and honored, especially when it comes to such simple, straightforward matters as the eligibility of the president of the United States,” says Farah. “Please help me bring this matter to a head right now.”