On Feb. 15, 2021, the Fb web page for America’s Final Line of Protection shared a deceptive information story. Its headline learn: “AOC & Ilhan Omar Group As much as Ban the Pledge of Allegiance.” The article appeared to have been initially revealed on March 8, 2020:
Everybody is aware of that patriotism in America is at an all-time excessive, thanks solely to President and Pricey Chief Donald Jacknut Trump. In a determined try to tamp down the fervor of red-blooded American patriots who revere symbols and traditions greater than the values they embody, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Socialist of New York) and Ilhan Omar (anti-American immigrant, now of Minnesota) are teaming as much as ban our sacred Pledge of Allegiance.
Sure, patriots, they’re coming for our Pledge of Allegiance.
Ilhan Omar mentioned she solely pretended to recite the Pledge when she turned a United States citizen, realizing that 17 years later, she’d be elected to the US Home of Representatives and have the prospect to ban the Pledge.
She now admits that as a substitute of reciting the Pledge, she mouthed the phrases to her native nation’s nationwide anthem and crossed her fingers behind her again, making her naturalization ceremony fully bogus and unenforceable.
Alexandra Octavia-Cortisone, then again, claims to be a United States citizen, regardless of having a foreign-sounding identify. She mentioned, nonetheless, that after failing to take away the phrases “underneath God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, she determined to go for an outright ban.
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