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1 posted on 07/10/2012 11:15:34 AM PDT by pietraynor
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You wouldn’t think I would be posting here, especially since I’m a brane surjun from Hardvard...but I are.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT by Portcall24
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If he’s healthy enough to call the cops then the guys didn’t beat him up enough.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 11:22:18 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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It doesn't matter if it is legitimate or not. It doesn't matter if he lied about it to cage drinks.

Legally it shouldn't matter, but it does indicate that the guy wearing it is a lying scumball, and he should expect any non-legal consequences like getting the crap beaten out of him if his lies are discovered. The first amendment protects free speech from government interference (except when telling the truth about an incumbent during election season - thank you rino Juan McCain) Doesn't mean that there shouldn't be non governmental consequences.

4 posted on 07/10/2012 11:24:25 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To apply this logic across the board it seems it would be legal to impersonate a State Trooper, Sheriff’s Deputy, Local Policeman, a Secret Service agent or an FBI agent.

Or, just for fun, you could represent yourself to be a Senator, a Judge, a lawyer (but why?), a brain surgeon, a sex therapist or a gynecologist.

If you ever wanted to be an astronaut, a fighter pilot, a nuclear submarine commander or a Navy Seal now is your chance.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 11:24:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Ayn Rand: "In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win")
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Congress shoud “tax” all those who wear medals they did not earn. A billion dollars a medal. Justice Roberts said they can do it.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 11:32:55 AM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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Congress shoud “tax” all those who wear medals they did not earn. A billion dollars a medal. Justice Roberts said they can do it.


8 posted on 07/10/2012 11:33:06 AM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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Thats not how to hold a blanket party...
How do you identify some one you have never seen...


11 posted on 07/10/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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I like Benjamin Franklin. Can my printer impersonate the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing?


14 posted on 07/10/2012 11:44:08 AM PDT by posterchild
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It is neither stolen valor (you cannot steal valor) or free speech (unless you are conservative or Christian,you can say about anything you want), it’s FRAUD . . . obtaining something you want under false pretenses, even if it is only someone’s respect and admiration.


15 posted on 07/10/2012 11:44:36 AM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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Under contract law, unilateral mistake does not void a contract- if I offer to give you $1,000 for your watch because I think it’s a genuine Rolex (it’s a cheap knockoff) and you accept it, I cannot win in court if I sue to get my money back.

So if I gave this jerk a benefit solely because I thought he earned a MoH the SCotUS tells me that’s my tough luck-

but if my bar has a “MoH winners drink all they want for 1 cent!” promotion, then I could sue him for fraud and collect damages (?)


17 posted on 07/10/2012 11:47:00 AM PDT by Vesuvian
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The person that earns a Medal of Honor is a top tiered person. He is above a policeman and many presidents. If impersonating him is not criminal impersonation then impersonating a bad president of the USA or an insane SCOTUS judge would be to a similar degree. The criminal part would then be a phony cop taking traffic fines.
19 posted on 07/10/2012 11:51:57 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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I wish people would understand the difference between a Congressional Medal of Honor and a Medal of Honor. Besides, given the recent history of the body, adding the superfluous word “Congressional” is a slight.


21 posted on 07/10/2012 11:53:31 AM PDT by Temujinshordes
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So why is it a crime to copy another’s writings? Maybe the Medals should be copyrighted to the earner.


25 posted on 07/10/2012 11:57:52 AM PDT by ex-snook (without forgivness there is no Christianity)
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Good, now I can forge a handicapped certificate and park wherever I want.

It’s my free speech, ya see?


26 posted on 07/10/2012 11:59:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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It doesn't matter if he earned it or not. It doesn't matter if it is legitimate or not. It doesn't matter if he lied about it to cage drinks.

True, legally it is ok to do except for the part about using it to get drinks. That is fraud and with the nature of the lie used land him in jail.

29 posted on 07/10/2012 12:06:29 PM PDT by Ratman83
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I know it's not the popular opinion, but the Supreme Court got this one right.

Unless people think it is "small government" to also convict and imprison people who lie on dating websites. Or claim to have been a starting QB in high school. Or....

31 posted on 07/10/2012 12:15:27 PM PDT by gdani
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Non of the guys I know who earned a medal (of any kind) would EVER wear it out of uniform.

IMO - Anyone wearing a medal out of uniform, most likely did NOT (justly) earn it. JFn Kerry comes to mind...


32 posted on 07/10/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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Quite honestly, I don’t think any MOH awardee would wear the MOH in public, especially into a bar if it were not an official ceremony. Most of them won’t even tell you about their MOH nor the circumstances under which they were awarded our nation’s highest award for bravery. Think!!


34 posted on 07/10/2012 12:30:23 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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Free speech? Sure.

But say something negative about Obama and the death threats start pouring in.


36 posted on 07/10/2012 12:59:44 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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So, it would then be free speech to maintain a website that people can enter the names and the BS stories they tell of these stolen valor thieves?


37 posted on 07/10/2012 1:28:25 PM PDT by CodeToad (uired to vote for a treaty.)
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