I and quite a few others got caught by a hoax – and an old one at that!. This is not the first time the author has posted this article. Snopes.com and factcheck.com both point out that this “ABC News” article is a fake article by satirist Paul Horner. One of his fake news websites is abcnews.com.co (note the “.co”). This is not ABC News’ real website.
However, it was sort of fun to write my post and, to tell you the truth, IMNSHO (in my not so humble opinion) it is something that our illustrious President would do if he thought he could get away with it.
I decided to leave this on my blog, just for the heck of it. It is fairly easy for a hoax like this to work because of the way most of us feel about our government and their extensive overreach!
…and on a Sunday morning, no less — early in the morning when no one was watching! How can we allow this type of so-called Political Correctness to continue? This is a blatant disregard for everything the USA stands for! Fortunately, this doesn’t apply to private schools — unless they are foolish enough to take government funding. I’m not a lawyer, but I would think that this cannot prevent students, and others, from initiating recitation of the pledge under the banner of “student-led”, just as they are permitted to initiate prayer. It also doesn’t prevent on-duty personnel from reciting it “under their breath”. Frankly, I find it hard to believe that many will follow the ruling, except those who are to scared to stand up to our government.
Obama Signs Executive Order Banning The Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools Nationwide
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Early this morning, President Obama made what could very well prove to be the most controversial move of his presidency with the signing of Executive Order 13738, which revokes the federal government’s official recognition of the Pledge of Allegiance. Under the new order, it is now illegal for any federally funded agency to display the pledge or for any federal employee to recite, or encourage others to recite, the pledge while on duty. This law also applies to federal contractors and other institutions that receive federal funding such as public schools. Individuals who violate this order can face fines of up to $10,000 and up to one year in federal prison.
For full article, see http://abcnews.com.co/obama-executive-order-bans-pledge-of-allegiance-in-schools/