Anon just wrote me with some news about the Stolen Valor Act (which would have made it illegal to lie about getting military medals)…
It has been struck down by the Supreme Court and declared unconstitutional. According to the LA Times:
By a 6-3 decision, the high court said the right to lie about medals and military service, while unattractive, is protected by the 1st Amendment.
This is bad news for the general public and those who have rightly earned their medals through honorable service in the military.
It is however excellent news for people like “Sir Patrick” aka Roger Sisson who go around with a chest full of fake medals and use them as a props to scam people.
Here is a picture of “Sir Patrick”/Roger Sisson on an average day of going around lying about his service, wearing a fake uniform and displaying medals that he did not earn:
What a shame that this is not illegal.
(photo credits: 1st picture Anon, 2nd picture anonymous source)