JULY 18, 2012
Speaker Tobin calls on Arizonans to support revised Stolen Valor Act
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senators Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) and Joe Heck (R-Nevada) recently announced that in light of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling against the 2006 Stolen Valor Act, they will propose a revised version.
It is expected that the new version will pass constitutional muster by making it a federal misdemeanor to benefit from lying about military service. The Supreme Court had ruled against the 2006 law which penalized the very action of lying about having served in the armed forces regardless of any benefit.
Citing the importance of Arizona’s support for the revised act, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives Andy Tobin (R-Dist. 1) stated, “The service and sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces deserve our absolute respect and gratitude. For anyone to benefit from false claims of military service or action is something that all Americans should find repulsive and actively oppose. I am calling on Arizonans to voice their support for this revised act and to contact their U.S. Senators and Congressmen at www.contactingthecongress.org and tell them to support the revised Stolen Valor Act.”