And if you’re found with one, it’s up to 10 years in federal prison .
During a White House-hosted dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan Monday evening, President Obama, flanked by select cabinet members, announced he has signed into law an executive order banning the manufacturing, distribution, and possession of Confederate flags and other memorabilia.
“When our values are threatened, we come together as one nation,” Mr. Obama said. “As Americans, we insist that nobody should be targeted because of who they are, or what they look like, who they love, how they worship. We stand united against these hateful acts.”
The executive order amends the US Code allowing any individual found to be in violation of the law to be prosecuted under the federal hate crimes statute. The punishment carries a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years.
Under orders from the White House, the Department of Justice, while working in conjunction with local and state law enforcement agencies, will, in the coming weeks, launch a nationwide operation to halt manufacturing and distribution of the soon-to-be-illegal contraband.
According to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the brunt of the operation, spearheaded by the FBI, will focus on the deep south and Midwestern regions of the U.S., “However, state and local agencies across the country are being asked to conduct their own seizures.”
Will Congress stand up against yet another usurpation of power by our Emperor-in-Training? Is this a violation of the 1st Amendment? If it is will the Supreme Court man-up and strike down the order?
Can Obama finally be impeached for this?
We don’t know the answers to those questions, they are, as Bob Dylan would have said, “blowing in the wind my friend.”
We do know one thing though. The above is satire. The scary part is we bet you got all the way to here believing it really could have happened. Right?