OregonLive.com: "(AP) DENVER - A law that makes it illegal to lie about being a war hero is unconstitutional because it violates free speech, a federal judge ruled Friday as he dismissed a case against a Colorado man who claimed he rceived two military medals.Rick Glen Strandlof claimed he was an ex-Marine who was wounded in Iraq and received the Purple Heart and Silver Star, but the militaryhad no record he ever served.
He was charged with violating the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime punishable by up to a year in jail to falsely claim to have won a military medal.
U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn dismissed the case and said thel aw is unconstitutional, ruling the government did not show it has a compelling reason to restrict that type of statement.
The barrage just doesn't stop, and I just don't know at what point is your government considered to be "gone off the ranch"?
Which then means lying to get elected becomes constitutionally protected free speech", and since most liberals are the ones who make their entire political careers on telling and thus 'living' lies, (as otherwise they'd be entirely un-electable, instead of 'mostly' unelectable) they'll be the one's who benefit.
That is of course in addition to the aid of massive, concerted ACORN led voter fraud we're now discovering from the 2008 election, which we all conservatives knew all about then, by the way. [Black panthers blocking voting stations ie: right sidebar]
This man though is by far 'the cake topper', as he's made a lifetimeout of his 4 staged Purple Hearts in record time back in Vietnam,acquiring one from shooting himself by firing into a rice container and getting rice shrapnel in his ass.
In all honesty, wehave some on the right too, including my own congressman Mark Kirk, and while he's served and served honorably, he too has somewhat embellished his military record, which was entirely unnecessary, seeing that he continues to serve.
Which just goes to show these politicians lie about everything. So why not 'that' too?
This way, should the be uncovered eventually, they won't be prosecuted, which usually occurs after they're elected.
This in turn will create the need for 'fake awards and medals' for all these 'fake heroes' who will surely appear on the horizon, and now we see how Obama's stimulus works I guess!!