Barack Hussein Obama made a truly sickening move against America this week when he signed Executive Order 13738, which revokes the federal government’s official recognition of the Pledge of Allegiance.
ABC News reported that this order makes it illegal for any federally funded agency to display the pledge. It also makes it illegal for any federal employee to either recite or encourage others to recite the pledge while on duty. This law will apply to federal contractors and other institutions that receive federal funding such as public schools.
Anyone who violates Obama’s latest order will face up to $10,000 in fines and up to one year in prison.
In a press conference after signing the order, Obama claimed that he chose to sign the law 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.”
Obama added that he thinks the pledge’s inclusion of “under God” violates the First Amendment’s establishment clause. He ended the press conference by challenging congress to draw up a new pledge that better reflects America’s values.
“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,” the president said.
Hillary Clinton has already announced her support for the bill and promised to uphold it if she wins the election.
“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.”
Donald Trump, however, wasn’t having any of 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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