The service business that I am in has a trade organization that some are members of and if I joined that organization and my membership lapsed does that make me dishonest if someone that works for me accidentally advertises that I am a member?<quoted text>
Its not a question of ill will. Its a question of ensuring that the standard of professional conduct is maintained. Through CEUs (continuing ed credits), screening of experience, and the like. When I go to a DR I want to know that he is up to date. Paul is/was falsely advertising he was an active member of the profession. In truth, he was an active member of a profession of 7.
You are grasping at straws, if that's all you can find that's weak, imagine supporting Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi with all of their skeletons.