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What are the penalties under English Law for lying about military service?
Still pretending to be a vet? Luck 4 u the stolen valor act was unconstitutional.
The stolen valor act should still exist
.No you don't. We have a law against that. Stolen Valor Act.
Tell Congress to support the new Stolen Valor Act and prosecute frauds who claim military awards for personal gain!
Lstening 2 oppose the stolen valor act-som1 has the right 2 lie about their service even if its to falsely get benefits
If the stolen valor act is unconstitutional, how can the fraudulent farm worker act not be?
Veterans Against the Stolen Valor Act. I’m too lazy to think of a joke, so there’s a premise.
Mis-representing or inventing your military service is an act of stolen valor. Doing so to mislead patriotic young people is repulsive.
we need support for the stolen valor act. These fakes need to be in jail!
Supreme Court struck down the 'Stolen Valor" act, my guess because it put barry at risk of prosecution-
Yes, I know, the Stolen Valor Act. Free Speech is one thing, Fraud is another
Ever since the Stolen Valor Act was struck down, I've been a Navy Seal/Green Beret
Ask your legislator to support the Stolen Valor Act!
Stolen Valor Act /Other Bills Introduced: The Stolen Valor Act, legislation that would make it a crime to knowingly benefit from lying about receiving a military valor medal was introduced this week by Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV). VFW has been very vocal and intimately involved in the stolen valor debate. The bill, H.R. 253 currently has 63 original cosponsors and was referred for consideration to the House Judiciary Committee, the same panel that approved Heck's bill last year. Violators would face a fine and up to one year imprisonment. For more information or to join the conversation visit our blog at: VFW-supported bills, all of which we advocated for last year were reintroduced this week, they include: **H.R. 303 legislation that would extend full concurrent receipt to all military retirees receiving VA disability pay and their retirement pay---current law provides concurrent receipt on a phase-in schedule for only those retirees rated 50% or above by VA. **H.R. 288 allows dependent children of veter ...
Rep. Paul Cook, R-Apple Valley, announces co-sponsorship of bill to reinstate the Stolen Valor Act:
A new Stolen Valor Act bill has been introduced. Congressman wants to reinstate penalties for lying about service.
Stolen Valor Act Of 2013 Introduced: Rep. Joe Heck introduced this week the Stolen Valor Act of 2013, a measure that...
Stolen Valor Act of 2013 introduced this week, after last yr's version didn't become law
Stolen Valor Act. Read this and take heed
Pass the revised Stolen Valor Act to make it a crime to lie about military honors. Editorial:
Editorial: Stolen Valor Act, take 2 -- Congress should pass revised law that makes it a crime to lie ...
Chung Sutherland liked Consequences of Stolen Valor Act: Public civilians could continue to get away with claiming…
You know, on the same day they upheld Obamacare, they also overturned the Stolen Valor Act? That's basically the reverse.
Still Waiting on Stolen Valor Act - Concerned Veterans for America | Concerned Veterans for America: DID KERRY READ IT?
FACT | We are still waiting for the Senate to put forward a revised version of the Stolen Valor Act.
just googled a Wisconsin resident who is violating the Stolen Valor Act of 2005. What's the deal with that? SMH
A new Stolen Valor Act: Veterans groups were hoping for new legislation making it illegal to falsely claim military honors, to replace the law struck down by the Supreme Court earlier this year.
The SV Act attached to the Defense Authorization Act of 2013 which passed the Senate this week. (This is separate from Senate passage of the Webb Bill earlier.) The SV Act is incorporated in the Senate version of the Act now on its way to the house. Below is text from that section: DIVISION F--STOLEN VALOR ACT TITLE LI--STOLEN VALOR ACT SEC. 5011. SHORT TITLE. This division may be cited as the ‘Stolen Valor Act of 2012’. SEC. 5012. FINDINGS. Congress find the following: (1) Because of the great respect in which military service and military awards are rightfully held by the public, false claims of receiving such medals or serving in the military are especially likely to be harmful and material to employers, voters in deciding to whom paid elective positions should be entrusted, and in the award of contracts. (2) Military service and military awards are held in such great respect that public and private decisions are correctly influenced by claims of heroism. (3) False claims of military service or mil ...
Stolen valor act? McGrory on Scott Brown's claim to "serving" in Afghanistan
It appears that the Stole Valor act, which made it illegal to falsly claim to have been awarded high end military awards such as the Medal of Honor or Purple Heart has been repealed because of all things, it infringes on peoples fundamental rights to lie. Every so often I'm actually ashamed to be an american. *** America!.
It's the Stolen Valor Act all over again.
A Wolf That Comes as a Wolf by National Director, Dee on Monday Beware the Democrats' Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2011 (S. 1994). If you like the tendentious nit-picking of Politifact, you'll love S. 1994 because it will empower a whole new set of self-appointed fact checkers. But, if you are concerned about politically motivated mischief, you'll see it as a wolf in wolf's clothing, like Senator Grassley (R-IA) does. The First Amendment protects some false speech, as the Supreme Court recently held in finding the Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional. It doesn't protect all false speech, though, and Senate Democrats want to subject more false speech to criminal prosecution. S. 1994, "Prevention of Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation in Federal Elections," would make it a federal crime to make knowingly false statements about the time or place of an election, the qualifications of voters, or claims of endorsement within 90 days of a federal election. In order to be a cri ...
Stolen Valor Act: It is a law that says "if you impersonate any military personnel you can be put in prison for years.
Nothing pisses me off more than someone wearing rank and a fake unit patch, then claiming that it's real. Earn the real thing, then ccome and talk to me. E7 rank with an N between the rockers and chevrons? And an SF patch with only 1 bar across it? Yeah, fake as *** People like that are the reason the Stolen Valor Act needs to be enforced. Either that or make it so veterans can beat the *** out of the fakes with no jail time or fines.
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Something I dont quite get; Supreme Court repeals Stolen Valor Act,faster than a flash of lightining, saying it goes against 1st Amendment rights. Umm,no. Hence, Stolen Valor. Then, they spend what seems like eons debating *** *** rights to marry. Seriously? This is a no brainer. Pretty sure nothing bad will happen,except 2 people will be happy together.
Medals and Medalists: In today’s Impromptus, I mention the Stolen Valor Act, saying I’m of two minds about it: “...
The Supreme Court overturned the Stolen Valor Act of 2005 on the grounds of freedom of speech. The House of Representatives recently passed a new version.
This is awesome news as I have one *** who claimed that hewas the recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart to include he was "Airborne". Obtained his DD Form 214 and found the *** wipe never served over sea's and was a Assistant Machine Gunner on a 30 Cal. Now waiting for this to pass and his *** is history. Anyone living in Phoenix give me a shout and I'll give you his name. Don't need him at any of our Veteran Organizations.
Lawmakers who haven't made much law get out of Dodge, with "fiscal cliff," farm bill still in limbo
Stolen Valor Act amended and passed...check the link for the full story...
Paul Ryan for vets??? He cares so much for veteran issues that he failed to even make a vote on the Stolen Valor Act... 9/13 575 h r 1775 Not Voting Stolen Valor Act
Just read about the stolen valor act. you were a part of that no? if so, bring it up. i didn't hear it during the debate
House passes new Stolen Valor Act - Stripes - Independent U.S. military news from Iraq, Afghanistan and bases worldwide
Well when you act like you're SOCOM but your only real medal is for blowing your Sgtmaj yea stolen valor ha!
Poser alert! desk clerk thinks hes Captain America. This is why we need stolen valor act upheld!
Stolen Valor Act was passed! This is to all you posers and wannabes!
Last week, the House passed a new Stolen Valor Act! This protects the honor and integrity of military service and...
Whenthe Supreme Court ruled the “Stolen Valor Act” unconstitutional this past summer, a law that had previously made it a crime to falsely claim to have received military honors, many were worried that the repeal might encourage other unscrupulous persons to attempt to benefit from such offensively ...
On Sept. 13th, the House passed the new Stolen Valor Act by a landslide vote of 410-3 (16 not voting). I was surprised - well, I shouldn't have been - that Ron Paul voted against it. My husband served 24 years in the Navy. He worked very hard and earned every award and acknowledgement he got. I don't think it is a "freedom of speech" issue when someone lies about having medals and awards for serving in the military when they did not receive them.
Too bad they had to water down this bill to get it passed & that lowlifes make it even necessary: New Stolen Valor Act
Hopefully now the revised Stolen Valor act will meet the requirements needed to become a good law.. Before the House of Representatives at this time... Mebbe we can get Congress to earn a little of their over 150K annual pay and pass this baby.
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Proving intent will be the long pole in the tent with the new Stolen Valor Act. We'll be talking about this for a...
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The House just passed the Stolen Valor Act, a bipartisan bill that defends the integrity of all those who have worn the uniform. Great job!
Ron Paul Stands up for Free Speech in 410 to 3 Vote as Cowardly House Passes Stolen Valor Act via
Vets, I want to talk to you about the Stolen Valor Act. Please, please, please contact me! editrixjen (at) gmail (dot) com.
Remember when we didn't need a Stolen Valor Act?
Those who lie about military service or make false claims about receiving military medals with the intent of benefiting from those claims would be committing a crime under legislation passed by the House last week. The House's 410-3 vote on what is known as the Stolen Valor Act came less than three ...
The stolen valor act effects me as a former military service man j personally do not believe that freedom of speech
Well who said they can't pass tough legislation?
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the revised Stolen Valor Act . The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the first version of this...
New Stolen Valor Act passed by the House! They say it will have a bite, hope so!!
About time!! Its a shame some people have the gall to claim military service or medals
Stands up for in 410 to 3 Vote as House Passes Stolen Valor Act
Politico Revamped Stolen Valor ActGather.comRep. (R-sponsored the new bill. Heck believes...
As my readers and listeners of our radio show know, I was adamantly opposed to the Stolen Valor Act of 2005. I felt - and the Supreme Court agreed - that
House passes a Stolen Valor Act I can get behind:
A lot of wrongheaded people with an irrational fetish for holy symbols think their hurt feelings justify censorship.
I would have voted for the Stolen Valor Act if I had been present, says Michaud
New Stolen Valor Act: punishes "knowingly" misrepresenting service "with the intent to obtain anything of value."
After getting smacked on the hand for violating the First Amendment, Congress has re-drafted the Stolen Valor Act in hopes of getting it right the second time.
Previous version of law ruled in violation of freedom of speech.
Score 1 for congress. Stolen Valor Act is back. Since the old was considered unconstitutional, they change the technicality. Before, it was lying about in the military, which now legal, but what's now illegal, is lying about what medals you have or have not earned. If I understand it all correctly. I have been wrong before
House overwhelmingly passes measure designed to hold up in Supreme Court; bill focuses on fraud aspect of lying about military service.
Updated Stolen Valor Act vote now expected in the 2pm hour... so get your brags in now
Our very own Congressman (and Post 149 member) Dr. Joe Heck authored this bill. HR 1775 has 107 co-sponsors, so call your Congressional Representatives and demand that they support this bill.
New Stolen Valor Act tops list of vet-related bills before Congress - Stars and Stripes: Stars and StripesNew St...
Veterans advocates are optimistic that Congress will have enough time left this year to pass several meaningful...
New Stolen Valor Act tops list of bills awaiting action from Congress
Can Congress still find time to pass key legislation with its limited time left?
New Stolen Valor Act tops list of bills before Congress via
House to vote as early as today on new version of Stolen Valor Act, in line with Supreme Court ruling, sponsored by Rep Joe Heck
Today: Stolen Valor Act vote in the House, Veterans' Job Corps vote in the Senate. Coming next, 6-month temp fed budget on Thursday
The House is back in session this week and tomorrow will be voting on a bill I introduced, the Stolen Valor Act of 2011, which makes it a crime to fraudulently claim to be the recipient of a military decoration or medal. Click the link below to see what else we will be working on.
Can't believe the Stolen Valor Act has been overturned.
is likely to vote this week on revised Stolen Valor Act, after ruling set 1st Amendment parameters
'Act of Valor' Director to Helm "First Person Shooter" Film 'Line of Sight': Video games have stolen ...
See what says about taxes, the Stolen Valor Act, and other topics:
... you claiming to be a vet, after Obama signed the Stolen Valor Act, or whatever it's called.
In August of 2010, A federal appeals court in California and a federal district court in Denver have both ruled the Stolen Valor Act is unconstitutional based on First Amendment grounds The Stolen Valor Act is a U.S. law addressing the unauthorized wear, manufacture, sale or claim of any military d...
Brian Eric Schendel, 37, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee is accused of stealing almost $20,000 from a Kosciusko County, Indiana woman in her late 70s. County sheriff's department detectives returned Wednesday from Tennessee after arresting Brian Eric Schendel, 37, of Oak Ridge, on a preliminary charge of fe...
Oh hey look. If you speak or against the government, you could be placed in a FEMA "re education" camp. So the government says screw the First Amendment if it affects them! Oh but wait, if you lie about military awards, which was illegal under the stolen valor act, I guess they decided to protect the First Amendment there! me a bit I'll try to find a link about the FEMA camps to back that up, so you know I'm not just spewing nonsense
I can't stand the news, they're all one sided liars. I wish they spoke actual facts. Stolen Valor Act should have been passed for the press.
Runner's World blogger calls for revival of Stolen Valor Act re Paul Ryan. (Sub-3 race is "a really freaking big deal."
I am proud to be a cosponsor of "The Stolen Valor Act of 2011". It is our duty as a nation to honor the...
Chemerinsky: The First Amendment and the Right to Lie - Stolen Valor Act Analysis
With all the attention on June 28 focused on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, another decision that day, United States v. Alvarez, largely escaped notice. In Alvarez, the court declared unconstitutional the federal Stolen Valor Act as violating the F...
Stolen Valor Act ruling (US S Ct) "important," "surprising." Chemerinsky on 1st Amend right to lie.
I don't see how you could be a MilSO & support Obama after his admin deemed the Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional and made/in the process of
Here is a poser who loves attention, one of our researchers Fredx has been working his *** off getting the information on this guy. He worked in conjunction with Mary from POWnetwork to get this investigation done. Danny Russell Crane, he claims to have been to no fewer than 8 deployments or no more...
now if only he'd overrule the SC and put the Stolen Valor Act back into effect
2 The Supreme Court recently ruled that lying about medals is protected speech (when it overturned the Stolen Valor Act).
It's well intended, but it feels like SCOTUS is gonna rule similar on it to Stolen Valor Act.
Why on earth would you repeal the Stolen Valor Act? Where's your respect, America?
Supreme Court just knocked down the Stolen Valor Act a few weeks ago. . .Boone says 'We'll handle it ourselves'.
ok, I HATE WBC, but I'm confused. How is the Stolen Valor Act a violation of the First Amendment, yet the new Honoring American Veterans Act isn't (especially when what it's outlawing being specifically singled out by the SCOTUS as a lawful 1a exercise)
Lawmakers push for new Stolen Valor Act - The Ruptured Duck - Stripes:
article from Airforce Magizine. Valor Cannot Be Stolen By Adam J. Hebert Editor in Chief People lie about the Medal of Honor because it means so much. July 16, 2012, Washington D.C. "I’m a retired marine of 25 years. I retired in the year 2001," said Xavier Alvarez, introducing himself at a 2007 meeting of the Claremont, Calif., district water board. "Back in 1987, I was awarded the congressional Medal of Honor [for bravery during the Iran hostage crisis]. I got wounded many times by the same guy." Alvarez was a compulsive liar, and his story was a complete fabrication. His previous tales had included yarns about him playing hockey for the Detroit Red Wings and marrying a Mexican actress, but it was the Medal of Honor claim that landed him in hot water. His boast violated the Stolen Valor Act of 2005, a law passed to stem a tide of people falsely claiming they had earned military honors. The act sought to uphold the prestige and reputations of those who really had earned awards by putting an end to an e ...
see also Stolen Valor Act and its replacement legislation on Congressional agenda.
Xavier Alvarez, of California, at a 2007 public meeting, said that he received the nation’s
A new bill aims to retrieve the Stolen Valor Act that was ruled unconstitutional earlier this year
The Pentagon has launched a website designed to keep track of U.S. military veterans who have earned the nation's highest awards for valor. This has been a thorny issue since the Supreme Court ruled in June that anyone can lie about winning a Medal of Honor or other military decoration.
We just exposed a individual for fraudulent military service. Its too bad the stolen valor act was struck down! Its truly a shame people …
I spoke in favor of the Stolen Valor Act in the House Judiciary Committee earlier today. VIDEO:
Since Congress has nothing more important to do, thank goodness saw Stolen Valor Act pass Judiciary Comte.
House panel approves reworking of Stolen Valor Act. House vote possible in Sept.
Our Mission is to out people who falsely claim Military service and/or claim unauthorized medals or tabs. It may be your First Amendment right to lie about service to this country, and medals earned, but it is our First Amendment right to show the world your lies. Our admins are a group of Active an...
Vietnam vet Doug Sterner, the inspiration for Scott Brown's Stolen Valor Act, is endorsing Warren for US Senate
Alaska is home to 75,000 veterans. I support the Stolen Valor Act because no one should lie about military service:
The Pentagon went live today with a website intended to thwart phony or wannabe heroes by listing recipients of the nation's highest awards for valor.
..meet a strict constitutional test. For example Scalia sided with the dissent in the Stolen Valor act. Noting that.
1 (Slip Opinion) OCTOBER TERM, 2011 Syllabus NOTE: Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as isbeing done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued.The ...
This database is a great alternative to the Stolen Valor Act. Penalties don't deter defectors, getting caught does:
Very interesting itw about "Stolen Valor Act." A more narrowly tailored law could prob. survive scrutiny next time. Cheers!
They had better! Stolen Valor is a crime against those who EARNED it! (reference: Lawmakers push for new Stolen Valor Act)
While the Supreme Court recently invalidated the Stolen Valor Act, which imposed criminal penalties on Americans who falsely claim medals for combat bravery, prominent Democrats – including Jesse Jackson, Charles Rangel, Robert Morgenthau and Eric Holder – have repeatedly distorted World War II and ...
So, with a little research (about 2 minutes using Google) I have found that if you impersonate an officer of the law you could be charged with a misdemeanor or up to a felony. While the Stolen Valor Act was in effect (signed into law in 2005 by former President George W. Bush but repealed by the Supreme Court on July 28, 2012 because they said it was unconstitutional under "Freedom of Speech") the maximum time in prison for a "Federal Misdemeanor" is one year and that was only if you were wearing the Medal of Honor (our country's highest award). I am in no way belittling our police force, but does that make any sense to anyone?
The DoD has responded to the on the Stolen Valor Act with the this awards database.
Just because there is no Stolen Valor Act in force does not mean you will not be called out by the PRO's. (PDF)
As strong supporter of Stolen Valor Act, I applaud Pentagon’s new website designed to verify military honors:
Restucci plea deal likely prompted by Supreme Court ruling on Stolen Valor Act. Reversed law that made lying about military honors a crime.
Hope those folks do something similar for the revamped Stolen Valor Act, too.
Scott Forsyth writes on the 2012 version of the Stolen Valor Act. Will the courts view this version more favorably...
Pentagon launches database in response to rejection of Stolen Valor Act but so far, only post-9/11 Medals of Honor
The Stolen Valor Act being turned down has allowed poser losers like you out of jail meth addict Navy SEAL poser Arthur South !
It's not mere boasting–phony medal winners are stealing benefits from the government, proponents say. Rep. Joe Heck...
In the wake of the Stolen Valor Act being ruled unconstitutional, the President announced yesterday that the...
The new Pentagon website was prompted by Supreme Court striking down the Stolen Valor Act. MOH's & Service Crosses since 9/11 to be listed
R.I. Rep. Cicilline signs on as co-sponsor of revised 'Stolen Valor Act'
Why Michael Yon hates Soldiers Angels: they exposed his own act of stolen valor, and like all stolen valor...
Doherty calls on Congress to reinstate "Stolen Valor Act"
Newsflash for POTUS - and I launched renewed campaign two weeks ago
Fitzpatrick calls for passage of 'Stolen Valor Act,' which would punish those who falsely claim military service
Editorial - Stolen Valor Act ruling a fair one
Now that Supreme Court invalidated Stolen valor Act, you can lie about your SS and PH and receive no punishment
The Supreme Court Strikes Down the Stolen Valor Act: Was It the Right Call?: Justia columnist and attorney Julie...
Incorrect - 1st Amendment protects this speech. Govt.'s burden too high. Read Alvarez- the Stolen Valor Act case
At Noon on Vet Radio US Supreme Court and the Stolen Valor Act. Or Call (646) 378-1112
Stolen Valor Act needs to be looked over -_-
Why should your company care about SCOTUS striking down the Stolen Valor Act? It could affect govt regulation attempts.
My latest post with an interview with Paul Clement: Why Companies Should Care About the Demise of the Stolen Valor Act
Why companies should care about the Stolen Valor Act (according to Paul Clement)
Burns.Me.UP!! The only thing worse than a deserter is a POSER. Stumbled across this guy on a page I frequent and could not believe the garbage I read. It's really a shame the Stolen Valor Act is going way. I think people who impersonate our heroes should be put up against a brick wall and knee-shot and then denied welfare. Bottom dwellers. . .
This dude is NUTS!!! I still can't believe they over ruled the Stolen Valor Act, this guy would be perfect to make an example out of.
Unconstitutional Stolen Valor Act to be Replaced by "The Military Service Integrity Act of 2012"
Great coverage of Stolen Valor Act decision by Nick Meyer
Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is joining the effort to revive the Stolen Valor Act, which was struck down last month by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lawmakers push for new Stolen Valor Act - we have to be told what to say.freedom...
Federal prosecutors in North Texas used the Stolen Valor Act, a law recently declared unconstitutional by the U.S.
Now we know exactly why SCOTUS overturned the Stolen Valor Act.
Veteran convicted under Stolen Valor Act doesn't want his record cleared | Fort Worth | ...
And how exactly will you be paying for it? And will you issue an Exec Order restoring the Stolen Valor Act?
Talk about someone exploiting a recent decision that undid the Stolen Valor Act...I knew this was bound to happen.
Check out this U.S. News and World Report story on the Stolen Valor Act.
Two Mississippi Senators sponsor the Stolen Valor Act: checked with staff members at Memoria...
2/2 The other is a new piece of legislation titled The Stolen Valor Act. This is great to hear. I fully support the concept if constitutn'l
Stolen Valor Act v. The First Amendment discussed by Capt. Pete Hegseth. See this news story at:
Lawmakers push for new Stolen Valor Act -
Elizabeth Warren So, remember how Sen. Scott Brown found something of substance to campaign? It's the Stolen Valor Act, a rewrite of a 2006 law making it a crime to impersonate a veteran. The ...
That's not the point of the legislation, but that'd be the legal precedent set if it were passed and then upheld by the courts. The Stolen Valor Act of 2005 was a truly heinous piece of legislation ...
The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): The only person who served time for violating the Stolen Valor Act said he wishes the Supreme Court hadn't overturned the law because it would "prevent people like me from making absurd statements." Valid thinking or another absurd statement?
Fort Worth veteran prosecuted under Stolen Valor Act has no desire to clear his record.
But there could be a fight brewing in Congress over the best way forward for the new legislation. Lawmakers are vowing to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision against the Stolen Valor Act by passing a new version that can withstand First Amendment challenges.
Richard Epstein on the Stolen Valor Act: "The Court’s constitutional jurisprudence has become increasingly incoherent"
So, if the Stolen Valor Act was rescinded because it imposed on peoples' freedom of speech, does that mean that if I'm ever called upon to testify in court, when they ask me, "Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?" I can say "no" because they are preparing to temporarily take away my freedom of speech? Seems legit to me!!
It should be considered a criminal act for one to falsely claim receipt of a government award of rank or commendation. The Stolen Valor Act must be rewritten as necessary within the framework of the Constitution.- John Hollner
Lawmakers pushing for new version of "Stolen Valor Act"~ HOOAH
Our thanks and support to & for proposing a new Stolen Valor Act to protect the honor of our military heroes.
If a new Stolen Valor Act law is written, it should be written in such a way that cannot be challenged or overturned in anyway. Otherwise, we are just beating our heads against a wall for nothing. We don't need politicians doing it to create further political issues at election time.
The Supreme Court on Monday stroke down a federal law called the Stolen Valor Act which prohibits a person from falsely claiming that he has been awarded a military honor. The case involved Xavier Alvarez who was an elected member of the Three Valleys Municipal Water Distri …
Justice Anthony Kennedy said a "database of medal winners" could offer an alternative solution to the Stolen Valor Act, perhaps a reference to the work of Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran who for more than a decade has been painstakingly logging military award citations into a public database.
Here's a nice summary of the Stolen Valor Act:
Good thing the Stolen Valor Act of 2005 was repealed, now it's not against the law to be worthless. However it will be illegal when I beat the crap out of him. Would that be a hate crime?
Remember, our SCotUS authorized this kind of nonsense when they decided that the Stolen Valor Act was unConstitutional, and that this kind of lying self-appointed misleading decorating was an exercise in free speech, and as such, is protected under the First Ammendment.
Even if you do not agree with the war in Afghanistan...I only ask that you repost this and ask that your friends and their friends repost this out of respect to the military men that have fought and currently fight. In 2005 President Bush and Congress put in place the Stolen Valor Act. The purpose of this act was to prevent people from wearing things they did not earn. IE. Military uniforms and medals. These 'Fakers' would be given 6 months to a year in prison based on what medals they wore. A similar act was passed before this. 7 years before George Washington was elected as the 1st president he placed the act for the military to be awarded medals based off of the achievements of the person receiving the medal. In addition to this he stated that 'Any persons found to be wearing a medal that has not been earned by that individual will face severe punishment.' On July 2, 2012 the Supreme Court was given an appeal for a case of a California man who pleaded guilty of violating the Stolen Valor Act...Claiming ...
When F.D.R. declared war on in WWII he said it was to protect democracy, our country and our faith. Funny thing is, he didn't define any of those words because he knew they didn't need further definition. Our faith is our faith. We have 1st Amendment rights to say pretty much anything, including a lie according to a recent Supreme Court decision on the Stolen Valor Act. I have no intentions of lying about my faith. The truth will do!
Radio Digest New Post - Rep. Joe Heck Finds Backing for Stolen Valor Act in Supreme Court Opin. Read it now at
The Pilot op ed tomo: Don Luzzatto on value of flexible mind; Charles Krauthammer on the imperial presidency; J.R. Labbe on Stolen Valor Act
Stolen Valor Act overturned by Supreme Court. What has this country turned into. Laws are only good until one person complains. What's good for one has to be good for everyone..No more Christian prayers in public..What's next to go ? Pledge of Alliegance to the flag ? If you don't like it leave !!
Any thoughts or comments on the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss/shoot down the "Stolen Valor Act"?.
The Unconstitutional Stolen Valor Act, free speech, the right to fabricate and Obama !
Video details the Supreme Court's decision on the Stolen Valor Act!
Short and sweet article by about what the Stolen Valor Act ruling means:
Veterans passionate about the Stolen Valor Act - Royal Oak Daily Tribune
The Stolen Valor Act and the Right to Fabricate via
Professor John Greabe quoted in Bloomberg BNA's US Law Week on the SCOTUS decision striking down the Stolen Valor Act.
Giving the Stolen Valor Act another go | Watch the video - Yahoo! News via
Reversal of Stolen Valor Act bitter but necessary | TribLIVE
HelpUSVets Veterans groups, congressmen decry ruling on Stolen Valor Act: Lost in the swirl of news following th...
Stolen Valor Act what is your take on it
Watch the video Giving the Stolen Valor Act another go on Yahoo! News
Letters: Work to improve ObamaCare, not repeal it: Also views on campaign-finance ruling, Stolen Valor Act
Stolen Valor Act: I see nowhere in the Constitution where the Congress is given authority to tell us we cannot l...
SCOTUS Overturns Stolen Valor Act: In all the hubbub over the health care ruling last week, and...
Geez, Reuters. Could you be a little more transparently not pleased that SCOTUS overturned the Stolen Valor Act?
Stolen Valor Act was passed as constitutional..this frustrates me and many other military personnel.
SCOTUS gets it right on the Stolen Valor Act
Alexandria man vows to continue fighting after Supreme Court overturns Stolen Valor Act
The Supreme Court struck down the Stolen Valor Act last week, overturning the law that criminalized lying about one’s military honors and angering many military veterans. The Supreme Court is n
The Supreme Courts decision to overturn The Stolen Valor Act is an insult to every veteran, who ever wore a uniform. It is NOT just the lie, it is the worst form of identiy theft. Thousands died for this country, Thousands wounded and awarded a Purple Heart, Medal of Honor Recipients all disgraced by the stroke of a pen. Thanks Supreme Court for ruining our Country.
THOMAS FLEMING: The quashing of the Stolen Valor Act means that in the U.S., politicians who tell self-serving lies about their military service are now protected by law.
Don't know if anyone noticed, because of all the noise re ObamaCare, but in another decision that same day, Alvarez v. U.S., the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the Stolen Valor Act, making it a crime to claim military honors falsely, was an unconstitutional infringement on the First Amendment. The defendant, who had lied and claimed to hold a Congressional Medal of Honor, got away with it. Decision is below. Happy 4th of July!
Supreme Court.sounds fancy. these are the brave and diligent men and women who interpret the constitution. i bet its an extremely serious felony to dress in a robe and act like one of them. we (Military), on the other than, bleed for the constitution. but hey, its free speech right? so i just found out it was the Supreme Court repealing of the Stolen Valor Act which led to First Amendment protection for the "god hates *** freaks. unknown to me until now, this act also made it legally wrong to walk around dressed like a Marine, and spewing fake war stories to get a hero's attention from the public. first let me point out that it is quite flattering to have grown men who want to be us so bad theyll lie. must feel great to look at themselves in the mirror while putting on that uniform, not knowing the history, tradition, and regulations to the uniform that make it so unique and special. this is frankly just wrong. we have plenty of laws in place that prove to me that law makers have morality in thei ...
So now that the so called Supreme Court has ruled that the Stolen Valor Act is ,once again, unconstitutional I can come out and tell of my exploits without worry of going to jail. As most of you know I was, am, a Marine and I am an Atomic and Vietnam veteran. That part is the truth. But I bet you didn't know that I was awarded 3 Medal of Honors, 2 Navy Crosses and 5 Purple Hearts and numerous other medals that will take up too much space to name. I can say all of this because those loonies say I can. Love my country. Hate my government.
Obamacare: Approved. My faith in the Supreme Court was restored for a little less than a week... then they struck down the Stolen Valor Act.
Ok.No more Stolen Valor Act. You can claim to have been in the military, served in conflicts, claim decorations and use such claims for monetary gains if you so desire. You cannot, however, claim to be an elected official, judge, law enforcement officer or anyone else in a like position. Hm I guess we vets need to ensure that we all carry around our military ID's, DD-214's and notorized statements from three (3) witnesses to attest who we are. If you will excuse me now I have to catch a plane to Washing-laugh D.C. Me and my fellow judges have several cases to hear.
Stolen Valor. True stories of liars in violation of the Stolen Valor Act. Pretenders, liars and frauds claiming military honors they didn't earn.
Medal of Honor recipients react to decision to overturn Stolen Valor Act - Sentinel
The Stolen Valor Act was overturned by the Supreme Court under the protection of the First Amendment. Before you put on that military uniform or medals that you never earned and tell your lies just remember, you may be protected by the First Amendment but the First Amendment will not protect you from a veteran. Tread wisely. Shame on you America.
Seems that Stolen Valor Act strike dwn is not important enough to talk about
Unbelievable! The U.S. District Court has overturned the "Stolen Valor Act". This Act made it illegal to unlawfully represent yourself as a military service member. The District Court seems to think that if you want to say you are a military member, WHEN YOU ARE NOT, that we would be violating your free speech to stop you. What is really going on??? Read more about the ruling,
SCOTUS ruled against Stolen Valor Act because Obama is impersonating the Commander-in-Cheif & now USCMJ DOES NOT APPLY.
Breaking down the Stolen Valor Act ruling via
I can't believe the Stolen Valor Act actually got repealled, First Amendment right my *** .. If want to wear my Eagle, Globe, and Anchor or the awards that real men have earned, how about you actually earn it for your own *** self... I know what it is- All the real Patriots are busy fighting and not in political seats... Thank God for upcoming elections
Looks like the Stolen Valor Act may not be dead after all:
Supreme Court delivers bitter but necessary reversal of Stolen Valor Act
I am extremely troubled by something. After an online encounter with a couple of people regarding the Supreme Court's striking down of the Stolen Valor Act, I did some online looking around - and what is with the disdain for military spouses?
What is everyone thinking about the shooting down Stolen Valor Act?
The overly broad and now unconstitutional Stolen Valor Act should be replaced with legislation that better targets false claims from those who didn't serve.
The Supreme Court just struck down the "Stolen Valor Act", so anyone can claim and go out and buy a CMOH, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, etal and not have to produce a DD214.DISGUSTING!
Florida veterans not happy with Supreme Court striking down Stolen Valor Act
The Supreme Court rules that it’s legal to lie: Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that the Stolen Valor Act i...
I just read the dissent written by those justices who felt that the Stolen Valor Act was Constitutional. I truly...
So, I've been a little bit peeved lately with the Stolen Valor Act being rejected by Congress. If in place, this act would ensure that those who fraudulently represent themselves as serving in a military manner and receiving medals they did not earn would go punished. Congress says this is a violation of our 1st Amendment rights and now these "fakers" will continue to go on and misrepresent themselves at the expense of our true heroes. Medals are earned and not "won", those who have lost and suffered are the true heroes, not some wannabes who bought their medals @ the clothing exchange store on base, e-bay, or some other misleading site. Represent our heroes, write your congressman and tell them how this act needs to be instilled to protect the innocent, the true heroes, and the ones we love! HOOAH!!!
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