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Texas Flag Flap: Fake News Fails!

Well, well, well, hold onto your cowboy hats, folks, because we’ve got another so-called “fact” that’s been debunked faster than a tumbleweed in a Texas windstorm. According to the mighty fact-checkers out there, an image circulating on the interwebs claims to show members of the Texas National Guard replacing the American flag with the glorious Lone Star Flag of Texas. Y’all ready for the verdict? False!

Now, before we unpack the truth, let’s talk about the latest showdown between the federal government and our esteemed Governor Greg Abbott. You see, Abbott has been having quite the kerfuffle with those Washington bureaucrats over immigration. And boy, did he drop a bombshell when he revealed that the great state of Texas has transported over 102,000 migrants to sanctuary cities. Take that, feds!

In the midst of this heated exchange, someone decided to stir the pot by sharing a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. The post claimed that the Texas National Guard had taken down ol’ Old Glory and proudly raised only the Flag of Texas, signaling the birth of a new republic. Now, that’s enough to get any Texan’s boots shaking with pride.

But hold your horses, folks. Turns out, that image has been making the rounds since 2016. According to Misbar, it was shared on the website “Airborne Angel Cadets” when the Texas-based group sent a care package to a military contact in Iraq. So, sorry to burst your bubble, but it’s got nothing to do with the current border dispute or Governor Abbott’s fearless standoff with the feds.

For those skeptics out there, let’s just say that this image hasn’t made an appearance on any legit news reports or the official Texas Military Department’s website or social media accounts. So, unless you’re picking up what the conspiracy theorists are putting down, it’s safe to say this whole flag-switching fiasco isn’t the real deal.

Meanwhile, the battle between Abbott and the feds still rages on. The U.S. Supreme Court recently stepped in and gave the green light for Border Patrol agents to remove the concertina wire that’s been causing quite the stir along the U.S.-Southern Border. Those wire removals are about as exciting as watching paint dry, but hey, it’s a small victory for Governor Abbott and his fight for border security.

So, there you have it, folks. The Texas National Guard ain’t over there swapping flags like they’re trading baseball cards. It’s just another case of mistaken identity in the wild world of social media. But rest assured, Governor Abbott continues to stand firm in the face of federal overreach, proving once again why Texas is truly the Lone Star State.

Editorial Opinion: It’s just mind-boggling how quick people are to spread false information these days. This whole flag debacle is a prime example of how easily folks can be misled. It’s not surprising that the image came from 2016, but golly gee, people need to do a little fact-checking before they hit that share button. Let’s hope we can all learn a lesson from this and start using our noggins a bit more. Stay vigilant, my fellow Texans!

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