How often does this even happen? Why was this worth spending congressional time on in the first place?
One of you will end up here next!
I think a majority of us can agree that a jerk posing as a service member is pitiable. And it does really make me mad just as flag-burning does. But this is "harmless." If opportunity is being gained/fraud is being committed, there are already laws in place to deal with this.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
As I said earlier, our Legislative Branch should get smarter about the way they conduct business. When something is blantantly wrong, everyone knows its wrong, but the Constitution does not allow you to change it, you have to find other ways. Those ways usually make it harder for the citizens that will benefit as well. As the proposal I made earlier would. I don't believe it is usurping the Constitution in this particular case. It is simply reclassifying government used/issued documents. You can call that an end around, whatever you like. But it works, it doesn't infringe on freedom of speech, and it allows the military to keep a close hold on their awards system. It would also (LOL) create jobs because someone has to create the database I mentioned and someone has to distribute the items. Of course, when you have idiots like the 2 below running our gov't, what do you expect? Certainly not creative thinking.
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. Thomas Jefferson
If we made it a criminal offense then what do we about 1/2 truths?
In this upcoming billion dollar political season we are going to see hundreds of half-truths, do they classify as illegal? We just recently saw a thread on a FOX news report that Obama wanted silverware taken away from Hispanics at a luncheon he was speaking at. The attempt was to show that Obama didn't trust hispanics but after some research it was shown that the secret service has done this before other groups. Would this be considered lying and illegal? It is all a slippery slope in deciding laws.
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It's not illegal for the same reason making any other self aggrandizing but relatively harmless claims about yourself isn't illegal. It would set a seriously bad precedent to criminalize such things.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I'd just as soon the penalty under law be the public posting of your name, picture and what medal you falsely claimed, repeated for months. Let nature take it's course.
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Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville