I’m not sure if I should send it out, or if it conveys the message effectively. Take a look at it and if you feel like it let me know.
To the people who sent or received the email whose subject was:
“Aren’t we supposed to be Americans?”
There’s a useful web site for countering all kinds of ignorance, www.snopes.com. Here is a link to a web page containing documentation about the email you have either forwarded or received. http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/stance.asp
It is categorically and absolutely a lie. It was originally published as a satirical article by a columnist named Joseph Semmons in The Arizona Conservative.
It’s interesting to think about the motives of someone who would disguise an obvious fabrication as the truth. Why would someone lie about this? Well, the obvious answer is that he is not served by the truth. What kind of person would be harmed by the truth? I leave that to you to decide.
And you have to wonder about who would forward this message when a simple Google search would prove its scurrilous nature in a few moments. If you forward a message without taking due diligence to ascertain its accuracy, what does that say about you? If only there were some geopolitical situation going on right now that was a result of people telling and repeating obvious lies I might come up with an appropriate analogy.
And if a vendor sent me this message I note that assuming the politics of your customer in the absence of evidence is always a mistake, that you might as well have been struck dumb as been proven a liar, and that I observe what you consider an appropriate use of your and my company’s resources.