Valor can be Stolen

Posted: June 28, 2012 in Government, Military
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While everyone is doing all the bitching and moaning today about the President’s attempt to provide healthcare for everyone, what has taken a bit of a sidebar when it comes to US Supreme Court decisions is the case of Xavier Alvarez and the 2005 Stolen Valor Act.  Feel free to peruse some prior articles on the subject here and here.  SCOTUS as is th popular acronym of the day, determined that it was indeed okay to lie about your military service and medals you have earned.  USA Today has has an article about the subject.  http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/story/2012-06-28/supreme-court-stolen-valor/55895020/1

 

I do not have a whole lot to say on the subject that I have not already said.  It is a sad day when a turn like Alvarez can do what he has done, but it is par for the course.

Look forward to some commentary on the healthcare topic later in the week.  I want to take some time and capture some of the ignorance that is flowing freely before I talk about that, rather than the merits of trying to establish a means for everyone to have some standard of care that can be reached by all.

 

 

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