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Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: Sycamore] #14919820 05/28/20
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Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: JoeBob] #14919824 05/28/20
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Originally Posted by JoeBob
You either own it or you don’t. If you own it, you can assign whatever value you want to it and sell it.



So every political office including POTUS, SCOTUS, State Govt offices and military officer position should be offered to the highest bidder then

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Originally Posted by ribka
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You either own it or you don’t. If you own it, you can assign whatever value you want to it and sell it.



So every political office including POTUS, SCOTUS, State Govt offices and military officer position should be offered to the highest bidder then



Well to be honest...that does appear to be the current position.


These are my opinions, feel free to disagree.
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Well to be honest...that does appear to be the current position.




lol....lol


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Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: ribka] #14919833 05/28/20
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Originally Posted by ribka
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You either own it or you don’t. If you own it, you can assign whatever value you want to it and sell it.



So every political office including POTUS, SCOTUS, State Govt offices and military officer position should be offered to the highest bidder then


If the political office was a piece of ribbon and a small hunk of metal you could put in your pocket, then, “sure”. If not, I don’t think your analogy makes any sense.

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Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: JoeBob] #14919842 05/28/20
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Originally Posted by JoeBob
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You either own it or you don’t. If you own it, you can assign whatever value you want to it and sell it.



So every political office including POTUS, SCOTUS, State Govt offices and military officer position should be offered to the highest bidder then


If the political office was a piece of ribbon and a small hunk of metal you could put in your pocket, then, “sure”. If not, I don’t think your analogy makes any sense.



There are those of us that don't just see a "piece of ribbon and a small hunk of metal".


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Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: JSTUART] #14919843 05/28/20
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Originally Posted by JSTUART
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You either own it or you don’t. If you own it, you can assign whatever value you want to it and sell it.



So every political office including POTUS, SCOTUS, State Govt offices and military officer position should be offered to the highest bidder then


If the political office was a piece of ribbon and a small hunk of metal you could put in your pocket, then, “sure”. If not, I don’t think your analogy makes any sense.



There are those of us that don't just see a "piece of ribbon and a small hunk of metal".


Whoever paid $15,500 for it obviously saw something more, also.

Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: JSTUART] #14919844 05/28/20
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Originally Posted by JSTUART
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You either own it or you don’t. If you own it, you can assign whatever value you want to it and sell it.



So every political office including POTUS, SCOTUS, State Govt offices and military officer position should be offered to the highest bidder then


If the political office was a piece of ribbon and a small hunk of metal you could put in your pocket, then, “sure”. If not, I don’t think your analogy makes any sense.



There are those of us that don't just see a "piece of ribbon and a small hunk of metal".


Doesn’t really matter what you see. What matters is what the guy who owns it sees. Well, at least that’s the way is supposed to work for those who aren’t communists.

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Originally Posted by JoeBob
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You either own it or you don’t. If you own it, you can assign whatever value you want to it and sell it.



So every political office including POTUS, SCOTUS, State Govt offices and military officer position should be offered to the highest bidder then


If the political office was a piece of ribbon and a small hunk of metal you could put in your pocket, then, “sure”. If not, I don’t think your analogy makes any sense.



There are those of us that don't just see a "piece of ribbon and a small hunk of metal".


Doesn’t really matter what you see. What matters is what the guy who owns it sees. Well, at least that’s the way is supposed to work for those who aren’t communists.



Not in the US where it will cost you $100 000.


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Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: Lennie] #14919906 05/28/20
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I don’t agree with the sale but Cruz or anyone else who knew before hand wouldn’t have had much trouble raising more than 15 grand to buy it and bring it back to a museum inthe US

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Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: Bristoe] #14919919 05/28/20
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Originally Posted by Bristoe
You either own it or you don't.

If you own it, you have the right to sell it.

Any other opinion is right out of Mao's little red book.


You might better consider it like selling one’s knighthood or sainthood.

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Originally Posted by kingston
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You either own it or you don't.

If you own it, you have the right to sell it.

Any other opinion is right out of Mao's little red book.


You might better consider it like selling one’s knighthood or sainthood.



No...much more.


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Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: Lennie] #14919929 05/28/20
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Would of been impressed if Cruz bought it and turned it over to a military museum.


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Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: 12344mag] #14920036 05/28/20
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Originally Posted by 12344mag
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I am surprised it sold so cheap.


For myself I put it in the same realm as the Victoria Cross and do not agree with either being saleable, no man should be able to buy such unless with blood and action.



That's where I stand.


Same here.

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Originally Posted by watch4bear
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Interesting side note, I went to Sagamore Hill. TRs house in oyster bay and when you walk in the front door THAT hat that TR is wearing in this picture is hanging on a set of elk horns in the hallway.
Anyone interested in TR at all would really enjoy that house, when his wife died they locked the doors no one else ever lived there and now it's a national park or something. I got there early and went around back and pissed on a big oak tree that I bet anything TR did the same thing to many times.


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Re: US Medal of Honor sells for more than $15,000 at German auction house [Re: JSTUART] #14920196 05/29/20
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Originally Posted by JSTUART



I am surprised it sold so cheap.


For myself I put it in the same realm as the Victoria Cross and do not agree with either being saleable, no man should be able to buy such unless with blood and action.


I agree in theory but what if the seller needs the money and the buyer wants to do so to have it put on display at a museum commemorating the original owners actions? Restricting the freedoms of those who fought for it is no worse than restricting the freedoms of every other citizen and both have grown to be overly restricted.


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Originally Posted by helidriver72
Interesting side note, I went to Sagamore Hill. TRs house in oyster bay and when you walk in the front door THAT hat that TR is wearing in this picture is hanging on a set of elk horns in the hallway.
Anyone interested in TR at all would really enjoy that house, when his wife died they locked the doors no one else ever lived there and now it's a national park or something. I got there early and went around back and pissed on a big oak tree that I bet anything TR did the same thing to many times.


Not only is his hat from the campaign hanging from the elk antlers in the study but so is the sword he carried in battle.

Sagamore Hill is the best historical home tour I've ever been on. Note I said home and not house. You can truly feel what it was like when TR was there and there were a bunch of kids running around and it was filled with life. Truly a home. Even the park rangers are different. We had our Lab Finn with us and wanted to let her go out before we went on the tour. There was a Ranger walking by and asked where we could let her out and she said "anywhere you want, the Colonel would approve".

They finished a major renovation of the house last year (or maybe two years) ago and we need to go back.


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selling military medals awarded by Congress is illegal in the United States.


WTF? The Medal belongs to the person who earned it, received it, or his family. If he/she/they decided to sell it, great.

I didn't see Congress offering to buy it back....


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For the sale of information as I haven’t a clue. But, did this happen to be one of the MOH’s that was recended by Congress sometime around 1917 during that great award purge? That could make a difference. Many a recipient lost his award due to Congressional action.

Just curious.


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Originally Posted by kaywoodie
For the sale of information as I haven’t a clue. But, did this happen to be one of the MOH’s that was recended by Congress sometime around 1917 during that great award purge? That could make a difference. Many a recipient lost his award due to Congressional action.

Just curious.



Looks like most of those were mostly Civil War ones. That's what I recalled but in making sure I was recalling correctly I found this site that has some interesting info as well as an ability to search the citations - https://www.fold3.com/page/905-medal-of-honor-awards-rescinded/stories


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