Insufficient public interest?

By Joseph Farah

Another lawsuit attempting to obtain a copy of Barack Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate was thrown out Friday by a judge who said there was “insufficient evidence to indicate that the public interest supports” the document’s release.

Judge Bert Ayabe upheld arguments from Republican Gov. Linda Lingle’s office, which, inexplicably, has fought tooth and nail to protect the birth certificate from public scrutiny even though it remains the key to establishing whether the man elected to be the next president is actually eligible under the Constitution.

Ayabe ruled that Andy Martin, the man who filed the suit, did not have standing under state law because he did “not have a direct and tangible interest in the vital statistic records being sought, namely the birth certificate of President Obama.”

Yes, you read that right. The judge in the case not only denied the motion, he also elevated Obama to the presidency before the Electoral College votes and before the Inauguration takes place Jan. 20. Is it any wonder he didn’t understand the constitutional issues at stake?

But it is that other excuse for not releasing the document that really has me bugged – “insufficient evidence to indicate that the public interest supports” the release.

Let me point you to Exhibit A in the evidence-of-public-interest department: It is a petition I launched Friday to all controlling legal authorities – Congress, Supreme Court, Federal Elections Commission, Electoral College, etc. – urging scrutiny of the original birth certificate and release of facsimile to the public.

Within 24 hours, 24,000 people had signed up.

Within 48 hours, 48,000 people had signed up.

Do you see a pattern here?

It appears to me that about 1,000 people per hour are signing this petition. I would say that is evidence indicating public interest, wouldn’t you?

I tell you this because there are other judges who will be ruling in the days ahead. Even the U.S. Supreme Court is going to review this issue soon. That’s why it is imperative that the public makes its voice heard.

You now have that opportunity on this petition.

I urge you to e-mail it to all your friends.

Do you know people concerned about this birth-certificate issue?

Do you know Americans who still care about little matters like constitutional eligibility for presidents?

Do you know others who will put their names to this petition and pass it along?

Then put your name to it and e-mail it to your entire Christmas card list.

I’m not asking you to march in the streets of Washington.

I’m not asking you to send money for a courtroom battle.

I’m not asking you to write to your congressman.

I’m asking you to take about 90 seconds to put your name and e-mail address on the petition and send it to others.

I believe it can make a profound difference.

At the current rate, before the end of December, we’ll have 1 million signed up on this petition. We can get there faster if you can help me circulate it beyond WND readers.

I would think a petition of 1 million names would be sufficient evidence of public interest for nearly any judge.

Keep in mind, this has been achieved with no coverage outside WND. If we get some help from talk radio and some of my eminent colleagues in the news media, who knows where it can go.

But they’ll take notice more quickly if you get involved. I need this miracle petition to continue to grow at the current pace or faster. Can you help me?

Show them you are watching. Show them you are awake. Show them you do care. Show them you read the Constitution. Show them this is still America, the land of the free, the home of the brave, where the rule of law reigns supreme and the will of the people prevails.
Sign the petition.

Spread the word.