Another billboard has more Texans asking key question of Obama era
Published: 12/09/2010 at 10:45 PM
WASHINGTON – Jay Leno says things are so bad for Barack Obama these days that even Democrats are asking for his birth certificate.
Mike Huckabee says if you want to protect vital national security secrets from WikiLeaks, just put them in the same vault as Obama’s birth certificate.
Conan O’Brien had this to say: “First, they said Obama’s a socialist. Then they say he’s Muslim. Now they’re saying he wasn’t even born in this country. It’s got me thinking. OK, the guy might not be qualified to be president. But I guess he is qualified to drive a cab in New York.”
In other words, Barack Obama’s mysterious, missing birth certificate has become the biggest joke of his administration – and with good reason, says Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND and the man behind the company’s 2-year-old national “Where’s the birth certificate?” billboard campaign.
Birth certification question hits Buda, Texas
“People often ask me, ‘Why don’t you say more on these billboards?’” Farah says. “For instance, they want to know why I don’t ask, ‘Where’s Obama’s birth certificate?’ The answer is really simple and profound: There is only one man in America who has a birth certificate controversy – and that’s the man sitting in the White House. By the way, that’s the one man in all of America who must actually demonstrate that he is a natural born citizen. It’s ironic – and tragic for the American system of governance.”
While the birth certificate question is the source of some good jokes, it’s also serious business – national security business, insists Farah.
“We now have a real American military hero, Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, about to be convicted and sentenced in a court martial, and likely sent to prison, because Obama won’t show us his birth certificate,” Farah said. “That’s not funny. And it’s not funny that 58 percent of Americans, according to a CNN poll, now have grave doubts about Obama’s constitutional eligibility for office. It’s
about time this should be viewed as a national security crisis.”
That’s how Farah introduced the latest of billboard to be erected – in Buda, Texas. Buda is a city in Hays County with a population of 7,500 – part of the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metropolitan area. The billboard is on I-35 at Loop 4, right next to the Heb Market.
It’s one of more than 50 billboards placed by the WND campaign since 2009 – a campaign Farah credits with immensely raising awareness of Obama’s birth challenge.
“The average billboard we place costs about $4,000 a month,” he points out. “Yes, we have had some donated. We’ve had some wonderful outdoor advertising companies that have discounted their boards because they like our campaign. But, at the end of the day, we’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on this campaign – and we need help from the public. We believe it’s the most important way any citizen can make his voice heard on this issue.”
While there are plenty of billboard locations available, only a shortage of funds prevents the campaign from growing, Farah said.
“It’s true that the outdoor advertising cartel, owned by major media conglomerates like Clear Channel, CBS and Lamar, have steadfastly refused to post our message because they want to curry favor with regulators in Washington,” Farah said. “These companies have no problem with soft-core porn, with ads renouncing God and with outrageous vulgarity. But they do have a problem with political speech – with a simple, non-threatening question like, ‘Where’s the birth certificate?’ It’s an unbelievable double-standard by companies that are supposed to be in the First Amendment business. But, then again, look at how their parent companies have treated this issue in their news coverage.”
In addition to the billboard campaign, Farah has:
- produced a
video-documentary primer on the issue called “A Question of Eligibility”;
special report on the subject;
rally signs to bring attention to the topic;