The Stolen Valor Act was written and passed as law for the specific purpose of preventing fraud. When the Supreme Court said that this law was a violation of free speech, they opened the door and gave permission to anyone to lie.
Because this sets a precedent, there is nothing to prevent someone from lying anywhere or at anytime. In the past, a person’s word meant something. Why teach children to tell the truth when they have the right to free speech?
Say goodbye to speaking truth to a grand jury, under oath, or by candidates running for elected office. It is another step to the dismantling of the morals of our society. I believe this ruling and the one made June 28 are examples of a Supreme Court that has forgotten that the Constitution is what its members were sworn to uphold. They have given themselves permission to lie.
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