Medal of Honor winners lament Supreme Court Stolen Valor decision, blame Congress
The Supreme Court struck down the Stolen Valor Act last week, overturning the law that criminalized lying about one’s military honors and angering many military veterans.
The Supreme Court is not the lone target of veteran disappointment, however — for some, Congress is the real body to blame.
“I am disappointed by the decision and put the blame on Congress for passing a law with no teeth,” said retired Col. Jack Jacobs, who received the Medal of Honor in 1967 for rescuing wounded soldiers under heavy fire, while suffering from a head wound, during the Vietnam War.
“They could have written a law that would make it difficult for the Supreme Court to strike down over free speech,” he added.