Is that supposed to automatically change my mind about how the tweet didn't sound like him, or how this is much more in the vein of how Ron Paul speaks and conveys himself? I'm not going to change my opinions to conform to some sort of twisted line of thought that everything Ron Paul says is gospel. He especially would encourage independent thought and opinion.
Regardless of whether he said it or not, it was not tactful, in my opinion, and obviously he agreed or he would not have posted this in clarification.
Chris Kyle was a death profiteer and was proud of his kills. (Much different than being proud of your service) No soldier I know, including those in my family, were ever proud of killing another human being. That doesn't mean he deserved what happened to him. If anyone else here is saying that, you are JUST as bad as he was.
Glorifying death is always bad, will always be bad. That doesn't change the fact the tweet was tactless and blunt at a time when a man's family and friends were grieving the loss of someone they loved. Regardless of anyones opinion of him.
Ron Paul is not infallible like many here seem to think he is. He is not perfect, and I'm sure he'd be the first one to tell you that, in fact he has on many occasions. I respect Ron Paul greatly, he changed my life, but I will not kowtow to a majority. Whether it be here or anywhere else.
Edit: This long post wasn't just meant for you by the way. Don't take it completely personally, it was mostly meant as a general statement.
"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."
I'm a corporate libertarian!