Faking Military Honors
We've all seen the videos of military shaming those wearing the uniform claiming to be veterans when they actually weren't. Our vets take this very seriously and I don't blame them a bit for standing up for what it truly means to be a Veteran of this Country.
What happens when it's an actual Veteran wearing medals he or she did not earn?
I think that is just as bad but the powers to be don't seem to agree with me. I think we all here in Billings have a strong opinion about that. Montana alone, is a very veteran populous state.
A federal appeals court tossed out a veteran's conviction for wearing military medals he didn't earn, saying it was a form of free speech protected by the Constitution.
I agree with free speech. Without it I couldn't write this blog. Claiming you're something you're not? I think that crosses the line.
According to this court, it's ok to wear what you did not earn as long as you are not profiting from it. I don't agree. Wearing it to begin with is deception. I thank all Veterans for their service to this country, but wearing a Purple Heart that you did not earn is just as bad in my mind as someone claiming to be military that has never served in their life.