Where is the First Amendment Rights for our Veterans?

For Immediate Release:

Steve Sanson President of Veterans In Politics International

702 283 8088

 

 

Where is the First Amendment Rights for our Veterans?

Veterans In Politics International President said “We need to adapt legislation within our state to avoid anyone from claiming falsehoods regarding our military veterans”

 

Las Vegas, Nevada On June 28, 2012 the United States Supreme Court stroke down the Stolen Valor Law claiming it infringed upon the First Amendment Rights of Free Speech.

The Stolen Valor Act of 2005 was signed into law by US President George Bush in December 2006 this law broadens the provisions of previous Federal Laws addressing unauthorized wear of any military decorations and medals.

Our veterans have sacrificed so much to obtain freedom and democracy and they have received little recognition for their heroism and service to our country.

It is a travesty for anyone to impersonate a military veteran and/or falsifying any military awards or decorations.

We recognized stolen valor, no different from impersonating a police officer or federal agent.

Nevada should be able to keep records of our veterans by asking them to place their DD214 (military separation papers) by recording it with their local recorder’s office, every military separation papers list all awards, decorations, and time in service of the service member.

Fraud of a military award and/or decoration has cost our government hundreds of thousands of dollars.

We need to adapt legislation within our state to avoid anyone from claiming falsehoods regarding our military veterans.

 

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To learn more about Stolen Valor please click onto: http://reportstolenvalor.org/ this website would reiterate how important this law is to our state.

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