Richard McClanahan was discharged from the armed forces for lying about his “war record” and left under other than “honorable conditions.” Back in civilian life, this man decided he needed an “edge” in order to secure a good job so Richard decided to tell everyone he had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Eventually, he was convicted under the Stolen Valor law and sent to prison. Last month the Supreme Court declared the law to be unconstitutional since it impaired the right of free speech.
Perhaps, there is something in having a law concerning lying. After all, how many members of Congress would avoid jail time if they were held responsible for the lies spouted daily? Perhaps, we need a law which allows one lie a day and after that it is off to prison! What was that about Obama being born in Kenya and being a Muslim?