The wearing of unearned medals really bugs me. If posing as a "hero" gets somebody off, well, that's pathetic but harmless (like, sigh, burning the flag). If gain is to be had, if it's a con, well, it's a con. How different is it than somebody posing as a banker or doctor? Just asking.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
But you are getting something material for it. The person that sparked this case was leveraging the respect from others for his lie, to gain a political seat. That seat comes with a salary, perks, and prestige. Most liars that claim something they are not like this are looking in some way to gain from it.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Everyone in this thread is a liar.