Stolen Valor Continues Poliquicks
The Legislature in the state of Maine is considering a bill that could impose a $10,000 fine on someone convicted of lying about winning military awards and then benefiting from that deception. Fake claims of military deeds and awards have been the subject of a number of books and a national law, which has been declared unconstitutional for the time being. The Maine bill under review in the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee attempts to correct what are perceived as flaws in the federal law.
Supporters say similar bills are being introduced in statehouses across the country and call lying about military achievements or awards in order to gain something of value “egregious” behavior that needs to be addressed.
A recent report found through the 2010 national census said that 4 out of 5 who said they served in Vietnam never were in Vietnam.
An article written by a Wall Street banker calls it a guilt complex.
The draft dodgers and medical deferred by phony medical evaluations, or worse yet – the deserters who fled to Canada or Sweden – should feel something.