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Yesterday, the "Stolen Valor Act," a law that made it illegal to wear phony medals or tell war stories was overturned as a violation of the First Amendment.
The indictment alleges Warren K. Parker, 69, Blue Springs, Mo., obtained more than $6 million in federal contracts, in part by falsely claiming to have a service-connected disability. The contracts were awarded under the Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Program.
In response to these growing incidents of Stolen Valor and exploitation of our Vets, troops and Military Families, Voters for Peace, through their allied organization Prosperity Agenda, has called upon the Department of Justice to begin a criminal investigation of non-profit SCAMS being used to take unlimited, anonymous donations in an attempt to influence the vote.
ANOTHER PHONY VET... By Joe "Ragman" Tarnovsky STAFF WRITER People like Blumenthal are the reason that the Vietnam War continues to be debated in this country...
Mike Hamilton of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was convicted recently of violating the "Stolen Valor Act." Hamilton's Marine uniform sported 2 Navy Crosses, 4 Silver stars along with 74 other medals and ribbons. When the Supreme Court overturned the "Stolen Valor Act" as unconstitutional, a violation of "freedom of speech," Hamilton's conviction was overturned. He currently faces charges for other violations, perhaps even more curious ones, but Hamilton himself isn't the problem. There are some serious questions as to whether "Colonel" Hamilton is competent to stand trial. Today, veterans groups are swooping around Mike Hamilton like vultures, looking for a meal. A few short months ago, he was the darling of the "rubber chicken" circuit, spouting the myths they wanted to hear, waving the flag and cheering on the horse manure of that is so popular to the American "right."
DOING NOTHING AT ALL WOULD BE A HUGE IMPROVEMENT ALLOWING VETERANS TO DIE QUIETLY, BETTER THAN THE ABUSE By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor America has been at...
A Texas man is caught posing as a highly-decorated soldier at a public event. It is being challenged now in federal court. Xavier Alvarez, a California man convicted in 2007 of falsely claiming to be a decorated Marine, is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction and rule the Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional. A ruling could come at any time.
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