Just go buy some medals and tell folks you’re a bloomin’ hero!
That OTHER atrocious Supreme Court decision: Justice Kennedy has just protected your right to tell lies about your ‘deeds of courage, sacrifice, and valor’. Go ahead, – buy a uniform, – wear some medals, – strut about, tell war stories, [be sure to tell 'em everybody else on the mission was killed], - even write a book.
Kennedy just declared the Stolen Valor Act – unconstitutional:
‘The Stolen Valor Act infringes upon speech protected by the First Amendment.’
UNITED STATES v. ALVAREZ Decided 6-3, 28 June 2012. Conviction of serial liar Xavier Alvarez overturned [but Decision states ‘Lying was his habit’].
The justices sugget that ‘a national database of MoH recipients’ – would protect the sanctity of the Medal, and the valor of the recipients. What a travesty!
Since it’s all just about ‘Free Speech’, I think I’ll add some dependants to my tax returns, get myself a nifty EBT card, start parking in the handicapped spots, demanding recognition at public events, even a special license plate.