Money and lies are the lifeblood of political campaigns. Both have been deemed forms of free speech by various courts of the land, which is fortunate for politicians because politicians lie. They lie to get elected, they lie to remain in office and they lie while in office, which is where members of Congress had the audacity to enact a law that makes lying about military decorations a punishable offense.
A president can lie us into a war with little consequence to himself, but people who lie about military decorations earned in the war based on that lie are prosecuted and often jailed.
Statutes and prosecutorial priority should be targeted at those who lie us into wars and economic meltdowns. Any remaining justice can trickle down to the penny-ante liars.
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