H.R. 6234 banning Purple Heart sales now has 10 cosponsors…

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    stalagluft1
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    Read it for yourself and see what you think.

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6234/all-info

    The Purple Heart may go the way of the Medal Of Honor, exported to the rest of the world, if we don’t get involved.

    These are the members on the Subcommittee who are currently addressing this bill.  These are the most important people to write to so this can be stopped.  If any of you are from their district, it is vital to write them.

    Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin, Chairman
    Louie Gohmert, Texas 
    Steve Chabot, Ohio
    Ted Poe, Texas
    Jason Chaffetz, Utah
    Trey Gowdy, South Carolina
    Raúl Labrador, Idaho
    Ken Buck, Colorado
    Mike Bishop, Michigan
    Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas, Ranking Member
    Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico
    Judy Chu, California
    Luis Gutierrez, Illinois
    Karen Bass, California
    Cedric Richmond, Louisiana
    Bob Goodlatte, Virginia
    John Conyers, Michigan

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  megan. Reason: Cleaned up text from extraneous HTML code
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    megan
    Moderator

    As I’m not a US citizen, it’s not really my place to comment on proposed US legislation, but I fail to see how this proposal does anything towards increasing or even maintaining the high regard that the Purple Heart already has in both America and indeed the world.

    You award a medal to someone, it becomes their property – and thereafter that of their legal heirs and successors. Like any property, if they see fit to sell it, it’s surely up to them?

    In the UK, actively serving members of the armed forces are supposed to retain their medals, but they can do what they like with them once they have left the service.

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    megan
    Moderator

    The other side of the story – this BBC article tells the tale of Zachariah Fike, the man who campaigned for this bill, and why he holds the opinion that he does.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-5c1940d8-5f8f-4fd4-ac12-e216184a9a72

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