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Ron Paul TWEETS About SEAL Sniper's Chris Kyle's Death: 'He that lives by the sword dies by the sword'

Update: Rand Paul Responds | Update: Ron Paul clarifies his Tweet on Facebook

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Vince Coglianese | Daily Caller | 02/04/2013

Former congressman and libertarian icon Ron Paul tweeted a startling reaction to the death of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle on Monday:

Ron Paul ✔ @RonPaul

Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that "he who lives by the sword dies by the sword." Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense.
5:05 PM - 04 Feb 13

Kyle and a friend were both killed by a veteran struggling with PTSD while working with him at a gun range on Saturday.

The former Marine, Eddie Ray Routh, turned his weapon on the other two men and shot them at close range, according to news accounts.

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Nobody's vengeful or

Nobody's vengeful or misguided. I never would've wished death upon Kyle. However, the fact is, if you lead a violent life, and surround yourself with people who are prone to violent tendencies, then the odds of you being the victim of a violent act is substantially higher than that of those who do the opposite. Hence, if you live by the sword, you (more than likely) die by the sword.

No one ever said they wished death upon this guy. However, we don't have to believe that he's a hero either. Ron Paul pointing out something that originated with Jesus absolutely sounds like something he'd say to me. If telling it like it is, is wrong, then I don't want to be right.

Except "live by the sword,

Except "live by the sword, die by the sword" is specifically related to acts of aggression. "Sword" in the context of this saying is not speaking about using a sword for defense, but aggression.

Hah! Okay then.

I'll split hairs with you and tweak it to suit your version.

However, the fact is, if you lead an violent aggressive life, and surround yourself with people who are prone to violent aggressive tendencies, then the odds of you being the victim of an violent aggressive act is substantially higher than that of those who do the opposite.

Except his intent was never

Except his intent was never to be an aggressor.

If you're referring to Jesus,

If you're referring to Jesus, then you're wrong. Don't forget the story of the money changers.

Who was he defending by

Who was he defending by killing Iraqis? Bankers? Zionists? Certainly not any American citizen that believes in true freedom.

His troops, under sniper,

His troops, under sniper, grenade, and rifle fire. He saved their lives from people that were trying to kill them. That's who he was defending.

You have no idea how special

You have no idea how special forces sniper missions work then.

Going to say this right now...

Anyone advocating this sort of rhetoric is no better than the Westboro Baptist Church. I'm sick to my stomach to see people standing behind this type of distasteful garbage.

Agree

This is, if nothing else, completely disastrous from a PR standpoint. Ron's not that dumb, period. He wouldn't alienate 90 percent of potential liberty converts, even if he did feel this way.

The only way I could see this being on purpose is if he was prepared to make the media rounds and debate every pundit out there and use it for massive publicity.....but that seems far-fetched.

Short of that, I say either they got to him, are spiking his OJ or something, or we're watching saboteurs derail the new media operation Ron Paul was planning.

You're not alone

Just wanted you to know that you aren't the only one feeling this way. A HUMAN BEING has died, and the response of many here seems to be something like, "That's Karma, Bitch!" I find it disgusting and distasteful.

Do I like Chris Kyle? Absolutely not. He's a remorseless killer who has bragged about how many people he has killed, but he's still a human being.

Thanks

Thanks

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two more down votes and this this absurd comment goes away.

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Someone so eager to silence

Someone so eager to silence the opposition. How telling :)

OK folks we nearly have him puking.

I seems that the religion of the dawkinites is to hate all other religions. How droll. Same old sotry.

What do you think?

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The truth is bold and brutal...

Westboro is a completely unrelated story that you have unceremoniouly lumped together with Dr. Paul's tweet. Its a shameful comparison.

My karma is love and peace.

I hope it comes back to me in the end.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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You can justify callousness

You can justify callousness all you want. Whatever helps you sleep at night. I just pray you never face such callousness in your life.

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I won't.

Probably because I haven't sniper killed a thousand people.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
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Your assumption is he was

Your assumption is he was doing it for fun? It's called cover fire and saving your fellow soldier's life. In every instance this man spoke of his experience, it was ALWAYS in defense and safety of his troop.

Edit: And since you edited your original post, Westboro is doing exactly what Ron Paul (supposedly did) via twitter, except they have the spine and confidence in their convictions to take it to your front door.

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Cover fire?

Please explain to me again why we are even there applying cover...that thought escapes me at the moment.

So, by your definition, a british subject applying cover to redcoats is, actually, a hero in your book.

I'll modify that stance when you explain to me why we are over there. Justify it. Or else, just ignore, cuss me, or evade the question.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

You're conflating two

You're conflating two different things: policy and soldiers. You are in the same crowd that lambasted our troops after Vietnam, and you're disgusting because of it. Just because I don't agree with governmental policy does not mean that I agree that soldiers, who are not acting with ill intent, deserve to be murdered in cold blood as some sort of redemption for looking out for their friends and following orders because it's all they know.

I no longer feel the need to justify myself to people like you. I'll just remain hopeful that one day you're realize how unfair and callous you're actually being.

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I suppose you actually believe yourself.

My father was a Vietnam vet and understands now what the gulf of tonkin did to the American "way".

He mentions it to me on a regular basis. I didn't call returning vets names (you made that unfair, unrationalized, and untrue accusation).

That's what losers like you do, when you have no argument, attack the messenger.

Your last sentence is a classical cry for help. You want to believe so hard in a fallacy.

You'll come around. You are very close.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
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9/11 Truth.

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youre on the wrong site PAL, to infer Ron Paul has no spine and confidence.

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Posting a tweet that

Posting a tweet that implicitly justifies this man's murder? As if he had it coming to him? Yeah, you're damn right that's spineless. About as spineless as you nitwits supporting this sort of distasteful protest and not having the balls to go protest military funerals with those you clearly sympathize with: the Westboro Baptist Church.

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I don't like westboro...

and I don't like you, either.

How many people did you kill over there?

Its OK to come back and regret what you did. Its quite another to continue to try and justify it.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I didn't serve in the armed

I didn't serve in the armed forces, and I've never killed a human being. But what I do possess is empathy. And I realize that intent is the sole basis for judging guilt. Enjoy your time on the site. Have a good day.

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stfu and stay with snooki where you belong

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Good.
Thats your choice BUT JUST KNOW YOU ARE IN THE MINOR MINORITY!

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I'll be in the minor minority

I'll be in the minor minority all day as long as I'm standing by what's right.

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Unfortunately for you, you are not standing by whats right.
Maybe you view what you said as right, BUT ITS NOT.

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