Liar liar pants…in federal prison?
The Supreme Court, America’s second highest ranking judges after the America’s Next Top Model panel (think of how Miss J would have voted on Citizens United!), has agreed to hear a case against 2006’s Stolen Valor Act, which “makes it a crime to falsely claim to have earned medals for service in the U.S. armed forces”.
Since when is lying about military service illegal? Lying about the military is the military’s oldest tradition: do you think anyone is actually “flat footed”? Or that there we can have a military victory in Afghanistan?
Really it’s a slipper slope: if people can’t lie about their military resume, can they not lie about their professional resume? Because if that happens future employers are going to be pretty pissed off when they learn that I neither speak conversational spanish nor did I command a brigade of Kentucky riflemen during the War of 1812.
This might be a weird thing to say, but let’s hope the Supreme Court does the right thing here and lands on the side of the liars.