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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:

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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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I'm not right for saying that

I'm not right for saying that believing "this guy had it coming to him" is wrong? Okay.


no one said he had it coming to him.
"live by the sword and die by the sword" is the most fruitful saying in history- and ITS THE TRUTH.
Whether you LIKE IT, and AGREE WITH IT- OR NOT.


"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016



With no elections to win, I hope he continues to speak his brilliant mind- who cares what others think-
TELL THE TRUTH even if it hurts some feelings!

Ron Paul is AWESOME!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Didn't this happen during the campaign?

Didn't a staffer tweet on Ron's behalf but without approval during the campaign and it caused a big stir? I can't recall what it was now.

I think it was Ron!

He quoted Jesus...something he would do! Sorry people...whether you like it or not...it's how our Universe works...Karma! The wars must stop now...

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
- President John F. Kennedy



"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Oh, the irony...

Old Huffpo is just eating this up. And yet, just weeks ago when a private citizen, the producer of Professional Russian got shot, they were using THE EXACT SAME PHRASE. The difference of course is that the producer of the show did not live by the sword. He never killed anyone, and it certainly wasn't his job to do so. This individual DID kill countless people in unjustifiable wars.

As to whether or not its real, I'm not sure I even care. While it may be a bad PR move, there is truth in the phrase. Not so much moral as simple cause-and-effect.

the war lovers are outraged

Sure Doesn't Sound Like Something Ron Would Say

Harsh, judgmental and insensitive to the two families who've lost a loved one. Not his usual style.

But we went looking for trouble

Some had trouble thrust upon them. Saddam Husein, Osama Bin Laden, 6702 civilians killed the first night of shock and awe all had families, no relatives were left in Fallujah.

There were no commercial ariliners found from 911 so no saudi highjackers. No WMD found in Iraq. How many families were executed for nothing.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time is deadly when the mighty American Military is out for revenge.

Free includes debt-free!

reminds me of ..

Tupac Shakur.

The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

- Calvin Coolidge

Why is everyone complaining?

What are people griping about, this is exactly what Christ was talking about when he told Peter this line. Those who use the sword of tyranny, will themselves have the sword turned against them.

This is the exact meaning and a bunch of people in comments keep saying this is not what it means, you need to reread your Bible. Or goto libertyfellowshipMT on youtube And lookup "Christs law of the sword". As Chuck Baldwin did just preach about this a few Sundays ago


You know, this could just be a misunderstood comment of cynisism and resignation. In other words, he could have meant that because government makes them live by the sword, they cause them to die by the sword. I know it sounds like a stretch, but I have to give some leeway because I've personally worded things worse before, lol.

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This tweet...

...can not be from Dr. Paul.

No way.

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Why not?

Why not?

What is going on here??

This tweet does not sound like Ron Paul at all, yet is ALL over the news. CNN, Huffington Post, Houston Chronicle, The Atlantic Wire, etc., and he is getting slammed. Search Google News for Ron Paul Chris Kyle...


Someone should alert Dr. Paul in case he didn't tweet it (as I suspect) and isn't even aware yet.

Is anybody going to back him up at these places?


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Yes, because he is exactly

Yes, because he is exactly right. I have no problem with the guy doing his military duty, but he bragged about it like killing someone is the greatest thing in the world. He was also a liar. A person of true honor would do his duty and have sadness for the lives he took, whether they were the enemy or not. This guy was a giant douche who was happy and joyfully killing. You'll see no tears from me over him. His family is another story.

Maybe read this string


Guess RP doesn't have to keep reigns on his spiritual feelings anymore eh? Maybe that's why it sounds so strange?

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Please, stop pushing your

Please, stop pushing your bullshit theories.


are you denying Ron Paul is a Christian and that is where his philosophical beliefs derive? Are you for real that he is not allowed to express his opinion using scripture as he sees fit? How very libertarian of you.

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

I'm not denying anything, but

I'm not denying anything, but what I know is that he's never used his religion to advance his philosophy because not only can he assume those he's communicating with might not relate, but it's entirely disingenuous. You don't need to point to any religious text to build a context of morality.

Right I agree with you

that this would be a different "frame of reference" with which the world would view Ron Paul. Would the world persecute him for it? (More so than before?)

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Go join Westboro, you'll fit

Go join Westboro, you'll fit right in.

I see you're angry

Have I called you names? Insinuated that you need to go join the Manson Family?

I'm not sure you are quite understanding what I have said. Jesus upheld the use of "the sword" but only in defense, not offensive use (i.e., attacking). Do you understand the difference?

Most folks here believe we were duped into war and therefore we are not really "defending" ourselves but now are "killing in the name of ____________".

I would never try to guess what every military persons motives are for enlisting and I'm guessing most are "tricked" into thinking they are fighting for "Chevy, Apple Pie and Mom".

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

If their is a retraction it will be on LRC.

Two of Ron Paul's brother are christian ministers.

I don't expect a retraction.

I thought the same thing when I read the news.

I support this statement 100%

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I am not a fan of Chris Kyle at all

The total opposite in fact (read this excellent article to learn why), but the facts remain:

1) Ron Paul is not known to personally tweet.
2) Historically, if Ron Paul wanted to make this point, he would do so in a much more thoughtful, thorough manner in an article or video commentary that could not be so easily spun as insensitive.
3. This would not be the first time that staffers sent out a tweet from Dr. Paul's account which was not consistent with his style, yet got him into trouble anyway.


unintended consequences and blowback...

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Personally, I Find...

...range-time/trigger-time to be very therapeutic and reinforcing of healthy, manly camaraderie.

Dr. Paul seems to have stuck his foot in his mouth, perhaps out of ignorance, as I see it.

I agree, except I don't

I don't believe it would be for someone with PTSD.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
-Patrick Henry