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Back everybody -- democratic congressional candidate in Arkansas dropping out of his -- this week after he was caught lying about his military record.
1080 said he was in the army special forces but it turns out he failed.
Out of special forces training three times and was honorably discharged in twenty -- The Supreme Court says lying about your military record is not illegal.
And in fact it's protected under your right to free speech our next guest -- US veteran.
Actually agrees joining me now from vets for freedom is captain -- hey Seth good to see you -- Good to see you thanks for having me so you agree with the stolen valor act the Supreme Court says lying about one's military service is protected by free speech why do you agree with that ruling.
It is because Ken Hayden has the right to be an idiot can Aden -- was.
He's expanding his services ways he didn't need to but content based restrictions on speech.
It's a very high bar in the constitution I'm a free speech guy if you wanna go out make -- yourself you can.
But you can't financially benefit from it or in this case you shouldn't be elected -- United States congress because of -- so there are a lot of people out there ferreting out -- at this point.
But we can't -- criminalizing.
This action and some -- sitting at a bar school telling war stories.
It's too it's too broad there's a new stolen valor act being put forth by Joseph -- and Scott Brown senator from Massachusetts.
That talks about benefiting financially from misrepresenting his service that's the kind of narrow stolen valor act we've got to happen I would certainly support that wholeheartedly.
Two others have attempted to do this of course Richard Blumenthal who's a senator from Connecticut.
-- -- the attorney general lied a bit about his military service or at least exaggerated.
You had a guy named Tim -- was aspiring country singer who did the same thing.
On a reality show so exactly how do you show that someone was attempting to profit from lying about their military service.
In order to make that -- illegal.
Sure I mean that that's that's the devil's in the details there but hey you know someone could say out -- FOX & Friends host.
And and they go out there and -- their buddies about it that's not illegal but if you would get pre ticked off that they were then going -- given 5000 dollar speeches.
Or making money financially off of saying they were a FOX & Friends -- same thing with with military service that they're benefiting.
It in a in a financial -- from that.
That's where does the the bar should be should be drawn you know but it's it's really been the hard work on this has been done by mill bloggers my good friends at this saint pellets.
It's a website that that that talks on military topics.
John million mark CD really did the heavy lifting to identified -- -- -- what hadn't done what he said he had done and then the mainstream media picked it up.
So if this day and age to think you can just walk out there.
And misrepresent your service is foolish they're gonna get you online and now they're gonna get to a -- about a new stolen valor act that's narrowly focus.
And I love that -- that he was guilty of being an idiot captain for -- headset thanks for your service thanks to be here this morning again that is -- happening for freedom thank you sir.
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