Thursday, July 13, 2006

This seems like a safe move to me.

The Daily Advertiser - www.theadvertiser.com - Lafayette, LA:
"At the urging of two Lafayette mothers who lost their sons in Iraq, U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, has co-authored federal legislation that would ban the unauthorized use of a deceased soldier’s name or image for commercial or political purpose."
Nominate him for a Profile in Courage.

2 comments:

dangerblond said...

What if a soldier's widow or descendants wanted (or needed) to use the name or image? I think I disagree with this on free speech grounds. If a politician used a soldier's name for political gain against the wishes of the family, they could use their own power of free speech to make that politician wish he had never done it.

Joseph said...

Boustany always votes for motherhood.