In a move enraging veterans and civilians alike all across the country, the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that wearing military medals that one hasnâ€™t actually earned constitutes free speech, and therefore is protected.
It all started when Elven Swisher lied about â€œsecret missionsâ€ to Korea and other classified wars so that he could receive $2,366 a month in benefits from the Veterans Administration.
He also claimed he received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star with â€œVâ€ device, and a Purple Heart.
Stolen valor is now apparently nothing more than another form of free speech that the patriotic among us must “deal with” or basically just ignore.
Good luck with that!