Obama Issues Executive Order to Strip Texas of Statehood Ahead of Jade Helm 15-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
President Obama planned to issue an executive order that would strip Texas of statehood ahead of the Jade Helm 15 military exercise.
This false report was started by a fake news website.
The website Real News, Right Now reported that President Obama planned to issue an executive order that would strip Texas of statehood ahead of the Jade Helm 15 military exercise planned in several southwestern states, including Texas:
“WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama will issue an executive order next week stripping Texas of statehood while creating a sovereign nation-state between the U.S. and Mexico, a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity told The Washington Post today. Effective July 1st, the laws governing the United States, including the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and, additionally, the Geneva Conventions, will no longer apply to Texas or its residents.
…Beginning July 1st, the Lone Star nation-state will be solely responsible for its survival and prosperity, however the United States will maintain a fleet of U.S. Navy destroyers and nuclear submarines in the Port of Houston. Additionally, the Department of State plans to erect a heavily fortified embassy there, allowing the Port of Houston and all its assets to remain on U.S. soil.”
Real News, Right Now doesn’t specifically say that it’s a satirical website on its about page, but it’s easy to read between the lines. The website lists a number of journalistic awards, including the Stephen Glass Distinction in Journalistic Integrity (Stephen Glass is a disgraced journalist who made up stories) and the Oscar Mayer Award for Journalistic Excellence (Oscar Mayer is the most prolific producer of bologna).
TruthorFiction.com has previously investigated rumors and conspiracy theories about the Jade Helm 15 military training exercise. Click here to read about claims that Jade Helm 15 is intended to get the military ready to impose martial law. Click here to read about claims that the governor of Texas deployed the Texas State Guard to stave off a takeover by President Obama.
Has President Obama stripped Texas of its statehood?