We’ve known for years that Barack Hussein Obama had no sense of patriotism for this great nation, but even we didn’t think he’d sink this low…
This week, Obama left patriots all over the country horrified when he signed Executive Order 13738, which revokes the federal government’s official recognition of the Pledge of Allegiance. According to ABC News, this will make it illegal for any agency that gets federal funding to display the pledge. It will also be illegal for federal employees to recite the pledge and encourage others to recite the pledge.
The disturbing new law will apply to federal contractors and other institutions that receive federal funding such as public schools. Those who violate Executive Order 13738 will face up to $10,000 in fines and as much as one year in prison.
Obama defended the order in a press conference after he signed it, saying that he signed the order due to a personal belief that the language used in the pledge is “divisive” and “contrary to America’s deepest held values.”
“The pledge excludes so many Americans who are vital to making this country what it is,” Obama said. “Asking someone to pledge their allegiance to our country excludes Jehovah’s Witnesses, Amish, Muslims, and many others whose religious beliefs prohibit strong displays of nationalism. By calling this ‘one nation under God’, we exclude the millions of hard working atheists and agnostics who call America home. By saying ‘liberty and justice for all’, we ignore the grievances of millions of Hispanics, African Americans and Muslims who feel they have neither liberty nor justice.”
The president went on to say that the fact that the pledge includes the phrase “under God” violates the First Amendment’s establishment clause. Obama then told congress that they should draw up a new Pledge of Allegiance that is more inclusive.
“I am willing to rescind my decision here today and allow the Pledge of Allegiance back into the schools if we can all agree on the creation of a new Pledge, something that is includes everyone’s beliefs and not just the belief of one nationality or faith,” Obama said.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has already voiced her support of the bill and said that she ill uphold it if she is elected in November.
“I fully support the President and the decision that he has made here today,” she said. “In January, when I take office as the next President of the United States, unless I see otherwise, I will do my best to uphold this new law and ensure that it stays in effect.”
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, however, was firmly against it.
“As a Christian nation, the Pledge of Allegiance helps our children be the greatest children out there, the best there is, greater than all the other children in this world combined,” Trump said. “Obama, who founded ISIS by the way, wants them not to be great, he wants them to be weak, and by banning the Pledge of Allegiance in our schools, he has proven that here today. This is the first step in many in his master plan to force Sharia law onto this great country of ours before he leaves office in January. We all must remember that this is one nation under God and not some guy and his beliefs in whatever he chooses to believe.”
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