By now you’ve probably have heard about the crazy Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory.
If not, here’s a quick overview:
Jade Helm 15 is a military training exercise that will be taking place this summer. Somehow, the tin foil hat crowd has spun this into a fringe theory that has President Obama leading the charge to round up political prisoners, stick them in trains fitted with shackles, and dump them into FEMA camps located in abandoned Walmart stores.
I know. LOL.
But there are people who actually believe this nonsense. In fact, a new survey from Public Policy Polling is reporting that more than 30 percent of Republicans believe “the government is trying to take over Texas,” and 28 percent have yet to make up their minds.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has fueled the conspiracy theory by publicly stating that the Texas State Guard will be monitoring Jade Helm. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have also played into the lunacy by implying there might be some truth to this insanity.
As you can see, the poll found that supporters of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz were most likely to believe that there will be a military takeover.