242 responses to “Ron Paul on Chris Kyle: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword”

  1. Blake

    Just want to say something to all you Ron Paul haters that are posting here, you have in Congressman Paul one of the best, if not the best 2nd amendment defender in Washington. Mr. Paul completely understands the ramifications if the government is successful with gun control. As for the war, here is a great quote from a hated enemy, but is so fitting, what Mr Goering says in the last paragraph is exactly what is happening today. Men like Chris Kyle are being used as pawns for this corrupt government and he paid the ultimate price for it. Unfortunately, its wasn’t worth it.

    Snopes.com
    http://www.snopes.com/quotes/goering.htm

    Here is the complete quote, with a comment by Gilbert that occurred
    midway through it:

    “Nazi leader Hermann Goering, interviewed by Gustave Gilbert during
    the Easter recess of the Nuremberg trials, 1946 April 18, quoted in
    Gilbert’s book ‘Nuremberg Diary.’

    Goering: Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some
    poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that
    he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece.

    Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in
    England, nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is
    understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who
    determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the
    people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or
    a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.

    Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy the people have some
    say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the
    United States only Congress can declare wars.

    Goering: Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the
    bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them
    they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of
    patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in
    any country.”

    »crosslinked«

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  2. Jimmie

    Mr. Paul,

    Thank you for stating the bold facts that sometimes we don’t want to hear. You are an excellent example of an honest, principled man that does not buckle under public criticism. The world needs more individuals with your sense of integrity. I appreciate that you did not apologize for speaking the truth.

    To those condemning Mr. Paul, I would ask you to do one thing. Look in the mirror and ask yourself whether your defense of the State and it’s warfare is a noble position to take. How many lives need to be discarded before you understand that war is a detriment to all of society? You call Chris Kyle a “True American”, an “American Hero”. In what imaginable way was this man anything other than a soldier that took the lives of a large number of individuals and profited from those actions? The life and death of this man was a tragedy and can only serve as a grave reminder that a society that endorses a warfare State is a declining one.

    My condolences to all those individuals that have been affected by this terrible turn of events.

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  3. kunsunoke

    I’m just shocked, shocked by the insensitivity of Dr. Paul! Well, no, actually, I’m not. The tweet and the damage-control backtracking that came afterward are textbook Ron Paul, who is never responsible for anything he does or says.

    Consider how Ron Paul isn’t responsible for the Truthers, who he panders to by calling for the waste of taxpayer dollars on yet-another 9/11 inquiry (not like we saw airliners fly into the buildings, after all). He isn’t responsible for all that government waste, either, though he’s one of the biggest pigs at the trough (earmarks). And he’s not responsible for the racist remarks in the newsletter, either. No matter that he was the editor. All may be washed in the Lethe and forgotten now that Lew Rockwell has been conveniently thrown under the wheels of the bus for the Greater Good.

    This is just the latest in a long line of self-evident truths, long obvious to those of us not engaged in blind worship (ironic, considering all the jihadist-style support he gets from atheists). Dr. Paul is not Gandhi, Jesus Christ or Mohammed. He’s a lying whore politician like any other. Since the 2012 election cycle’s over with, those that stayed home or wrote-in for Paul, feel free to reverse rectal-cranial invert any time you feel up to it.

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  4. Daron Whitehead

    Mr. Paul,
    In regards your recent remarks towards one of our hero’s Chris Kyle; I would like to offer you a word of advice. Before you crawl into your nice warm cozy bed tonight……think about this quote from George Orwell who said it best:

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

    So,…sweet dreams, and hopefully when you wake up tomorrow morning you won’t be such a Jackass.

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  5. Jeremy Keat

    I am not religious so your religious speak doesn’t mean crap to me. However I see nothing to get upset about this, one of the people when it comes to social justice, politics, economics and foreign affairs actually has their head screwed on right.

    People are just looking for an excuse to hate on somebody they already don’t like, people acting like this sways their mind are lying, arrogant hypocrites.

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    1. Peter

      That is fine that you’re not religious, but to refer to someone’s religion or beliefs as “crap” is bigoted and insulting. I wonder if you would have said that if Ron Paul was Jewish.

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  6. Proud Army Vet

    I am truly sadden by your insensitve comments regarding Chris, a true american.
    This says a lot to me about your true character.
    If this never gets posted, it says even more about you and those you surround yourself with. If it does get posted, then possibly you spoke with poor judgement, which I can forgive.
    God Bless and RIP Chris

    Proud Army Vet

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  7. ColoradoJeff

    Lynn wrote:

    Lynn
    February 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Now that Mr. Paul has responded, it is apparent that he is very ignorant of the Bible’s teaching concerning the use of the “sword.” Mr. Paul, faulty ideas cause us to arrive at false conclusions.
    2. In Luke 22:36 Jesus instructs his disciples to go and sell their coat and buy a sword. Obviously Jesus believed in the fundamental right of self protection. If having a sword and using a sword for protection is wrong, does that not cause Jesus to commit sin by telling His disciples to buy a sword? Obviously that conclusion is erronious.

    Lynn allow me to add some context:

    36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. 37 It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’[b]; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”

    38 The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.”

    “That’s enough!” He replied.

    Lynn,

    Jesus just said 2 swords, per 12 Disciples, was “enough.”

    What do you think?

    Then we have John 18:

    10 Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus.

    11 So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?”

    Jesus did not throw a victory party and have the ear mounted as a trophy, He rebuked Peter for not understanding destiny.

    What do you think?

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    1. Lynn

      Jeff, thanks for the questions. I will try to give you an honest response to what I think the Bible is saying.

      Mr. Paul stated, “A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies.” -REP

      In both passages that you site, the Bible records that Jesus did not think there was anything wrong with having a sword. Maybe for self protection, two swords were enough. But a policy of non-violence would probably conclude that one sword was too many.

      In John 18 Jesus just tells Peter to put the sword up, not throw it away. The reason being, that Jesus was on a different mission. After Jesus instructed Peter to sheath the sword, in a parallel passage in Matthew 26:53 Jesus is recorded saying,53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve [a]legions of angels? 54 How then will the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?”

      Jesus was not on a mission to over throw the Roman government and establishing an earthly kingdom at his first coming. (If he had been on the mission to establish an earthly kingdom, two swords would not have been enough). Rather he was sent to save people from their sins by voluntarily sacrificing His life to pay for our rebellion against God, and pay the penalty for our sins so that we could be reconciled to God.

      Peter finally understood the plan by the time he preached his first sermon recorded in Acts 2:23 and following: 23 this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of [a]godless men and put Him to death. 24 [b]But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the [c]agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held [d]in its power.

      Jesus died a violent death to accomplish His mission. Jesus believed that it was worth dying for His unique mission.

      I did not know Mr. Kyle personally, but know some that knew him. I understand that Mr. Kyle knows the Savior. I am convinced that Mr. Kyle was willing to risk everything to help a fellow service member find his way back. I am also convinced that Mr. Kyle understood his mission and was actively pursuing to help all in his community of warriors to heal from their experiences. I will not question his method, since I believe that Mr. Kyle was much more adept at reaching out to these wounded warriors than most. Mr. Kyle was willing to risk everything to accomplish his mission. God Bless Mr. Kyle and all that are like him!

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      1. Peter

        Who was Mr. Kyle protecting? Not me. No Arab country has attacked America. Which of the countries, in which he was assassinating people attacked us? Mr. Kyle was a killer in the service of a Zionist dominated gov’t.

        I wonder if he was ordered to kill women and children too.

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        1. Lynn

          Peter, did you forget to take your meds?

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          1. Peter

            No, I didn’t. But I would suggest you pull your head out of your rear end. You might understand what is going on better.

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        2. Lynn

          Peter, in 1991 I was in a meeting with Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan and Bunker Hunt at a Dallas Country Club. Only 6 people in the room. Maybe your the one that is clueless.

          Peter, Ron is flat out wrong on what he has said about Mr. Kyle. Your comments are even more classless, and disrespectful of those who serve.

          But keep drinking that coolaid! It must taste good!

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    2. Father Joseph

      Mr. Paul shows his misunderstanding of Christ’s teaching by both word and example. Jesus never taught non-violence as the money lenders found out at the temple. His comments on turning the other cheek was against insults but when struck by the temple guard our Lord stood His ground and did not turn the other cheek. Jesus taught instead tht we are to sacrifice to protect ourselves and others which is a way of fulfilling His greatest commandment to liove one another. He said there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for another. Mr. Kyle is the personification of Christ’s teaching in obedience. Mr Paul’s understanding goes against the teaching of our Lord. I think you have Jesus confused with Ghandi. God bless!

      In Christ
      Fr. Joseph

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  8. ColoradoJeff

    Ron I am happy you interpreted the Bible correctly. The Second Amendment is great if only because it follows the First Amendment, however the gun lobbyist have falsely twisted the Bible into something violent when in reality; all examples of Biblical violence were a direct result of our failure to submit fully to the Lord…

    Love your guns but don’t pervert my Savior!
    May the Prince of Peace return today.

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    1. Lynn

      Hate to bust your and Mr. Paul’s view of Jesus, but….

      Your Saviour is coming back to wage war as a conquering king to slay and judge the wicked.

      Revelation 19:11-16

      11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

      12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

      13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

      14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

      15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

      16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

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  9. Jeffrey Fresco

    Dr. Paul: Thank you for your actions, efforts, and service in the interest of these several states. Additionally, I applaud the conviction you’ve demonstrated in your faith, and the courage you’ve shown by example by walking a narrow path. Everyday it is demonstrated for all who can see that the word was always Truth. Thank you – a friend.

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  10. Blake

    I’m with you Ron, a gun range isn’t the place to treat PTSD. Also, your correct in how these unjust wars (preemptive wars) cause so many unintended consequences! PTSD for one. We’ve lost 7000 men and women to avenge the deaths of 2900, the math doesn’t work for me. There are people commenting that the US is actually keeping us free with these wars, the opposite is true of course with things like the patriot act, which takes away our rights. And as far as being Christians, I can’t find anywhere in the Bible where Christians should be starting wars. I’m sure Mr Kyle had great intentions serving his country but they used him as a pawn to run their power grabbing policies.

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    1. Lynn

      Christians as individuals do not start wars, sovereign nations conduct wars.

      Sovereign nations have the duty to protect their citizens even if means war.

      If you follow Mr. Paul’s passivist logic to its ultimate conclusion, we would still be under British Rule. Not exactly what the founding fathers had in mind, even though Mr. Paul greatly enjoys projecting that he represents the views of the founding fathers.

      The founding fathers believed, as did Mr. Kyle that there are things worth dying for. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were willing to loose everything for what they believed. If you accept Mr. Paul’s position, nothing is worth dying for.

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      1. Peter

        Lynn – which of the long list of Arab and Muslim nations attacked us? Name one. Not even Afghanistan attacked us. If Osama Bin Laden actually was behind 911, he still was not in the Afghan gov’t.

        The USA is a murderous state attacking countries all across the middle east, and has killed well over million innocent civilians in the last 12 years and it has nothing to do with protecting America or Christianity – we’re over there to advance Jewish and Israeli interests.

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        1. Lynn

          Peter, thanks for your comments.

          If I remember correctly, Afghanistan was in a civil war between the Taliban and the northern alliance that was opposing the Taliban. The Taliban had given sanctuary to Bin Laden. Afghanistan might have been best described as a failed state. So I don’t think we attacked their government, but a group within Afghanistan was protecting a terrorist group that attacked our country on 9-11. We attacked back.

          If you agree with Mr. Paul, we should have just sucked it up and taken it. Unfortunately Mr. Paul does not understand the Islamic goal for world domination that they have had since the 700′s. Ask the Christians that live in the Islamic nations how great life is, if they are not killed for their faith?

          Where I think we would agree is that the neocons have a failed Middle East policy that has fueled more hatred for our country. We should have just gone and taken care of those that attacked us and left. At the time, world opinion was on our side.

          I was flying next to a Special Forces Major and we both concluded that the money we have spent on these wars could have been better spent for the United States to achieve energy independence and drain the Middle Eastern swamp that is funding those that want to attack us, and weakening the country as we have transferred significant wealth to other countries that may or may not be our friend.

          Unfortunately, there are those in this administration and in congress that continue to promote a failed energy policy and are actively opposing the private sector solution that could help the United States reach energy independence.

          I think we are both for a strong independent United States that gives us the best hope to preserve our liberties given to us in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and avoid those pesty foreign entanglements that may not be in our national best interest. Unfortunately being dependent on foreign oil keeps us in the Middle East.

          Wish things were different and working diligently in Texas for a solution!

          How about you?

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          1. Peter

            What a long winded response that was. We attacked Afghanistan whose gov’t was ruled by the Taliban. After the 911 attack, the US demanded that Afghanistan turn over Osama Bin Laden to the USA and Afghanistan refused. No country will automatically turn over someone to another country without a diplomatic agreement between the countries. And I believe Afghanistan requested proof that Bin Laden was behind 9/11, which the USA didn’t have so they didn’t turn him over.

            Apparently you don’t have the foggiest idea of how international law works. The fact that one country demands another to turn someone over doesn’t mean it will happen. Would the USA have turned over George Bush or one of the members of his Jewish Cabal if Egypt or Syria had asked them to?

            The other thing is the USA behaves like a rude piece of crap that deserves a kick in the rear. One country doesn’t demand anything from another – it requests it.

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  11. Ron Anderson

    Ron Paul, you make me vomit. How dare you disgrace the memory of MAN that you could never ever dream to be. I can’t believe your a VETERAN, I sure am glad I never served with you. I am oh so proud to say I served with someone with more conviction and class than you could ever muster in many life times. You and your weak apology are vile. I hope you someday choke on your own putrid hate. You and your kind make me sick and I’m having a hard time believing I served this country that is filled with the likes of you demeaning our service. Thanks for pissing on all we have done just like they did to my father when he come back from Vietnam.

    GM, USN (EXW/AW)

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    1. Astraea

      A MAN you could never dream to be huh? Sorry to break it to you but some people find murdering 165-255 people quite vile in and of itself, regardless of the reasons they try to attach to it.

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      1. kunsunoke

        War is ugly. The root causes of war are often much uglier.

        Chris Kyle volunteered to snipe at Baathist neo-fascists and Salafist/Qutbist kiddies (from countries outside of Iraq), thereby reducing the number of those people around to do violence on their Kurdish and Shiite neighbors. In doing that, there were fewer of the morons around to do violence to Westerners, as occurred on 9/11 and many times beforehand, going back to about AD660. Mr. Kyle did so at great personal risk. Compare / contrast against armchair pseudo warriors and fake Vietnam studs (Ron Paul and/or Jesse Ventura) – who never really risked their own necks but leverage their own efforts as battering rams against those offering up just critiques of their public policies and statements.

        Dead al-Qaeda members do not massacre innocent American citizens. This is similar to how dead criminals don’t get up to kill you after you shoot them in a “stand your ground” situation.

        Yes, I know, blow-back from Iran and blow-back from supporting Israel is what causes them to hate us, according to Ron Paul. You’ve probably heard that so many times now that you think it’s true. Perhaps it’s time you read the Koran and al-Hadith and find out if your worldview is wrong, though.

        Personally, I have zero sympathy for any of Chris Kyle’s targets, nor do I consider his targeting of them to be murder. They were not victims, only thugs attempting to perpetuate a misogynist, genocidal worldview.

        Nothing you’ve said here absolves Ron Paul of dancing on Kyle’s grave in gleeful fashion to score cheap political points. That you defend class-free behavior says more about you than you realize.

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  12. Troop Supporting American

    As a Christian I am to forgive you, as a sworn protector of the Constitution, I am to accept your “opinion” as a given right; however, as a voting American, I will never give you the time of the day again!

    BTW, I do not believe this will affect your political aspirations as the Democrats are seeking more people like you!

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  13. Pro-War Pro-Abortion Patriot

    Ron Paul makes me sick too my anis. This is more proof that he has never voted for a tax raise because he hates troops. I cannot believe people still support this loser since it was his and Pat Buchanan’s isolationist, blame America policies that caused that horrible October day of 09/11/2000

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  14. Mike Fabrzio

    What a tragedy this man was dedicated to his countryu.

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  15. william oldham

    What an outrageous thing to say about an Hononorable American service man.

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    1. Pro-War Pro-Abortion Patriot

      That is just like Dr Ron “Racist” Paul who makes me sick too my poophole

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  16. French Canadian

    Ron Paul’s Antiwar Tweet Drives Neocon Warmongers into Frenzy
    http://www.infowars.com/ron-pauls-antiwar-tweet-drives-neocon-warmongers-into-frenzy/

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    1. Shawn
  17. BlackSunshine84

    Where is Ron Paul? Has anyone actually seen him or video footage of him since last July? Was he at the Ron Paul rally at the RNC in Florida last August?

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  18. Jim Schatz

    I was utterly disgusted at Ron Paul’s crass statement concerning the tragic death of Chris Kyle. Live by the gun die by the gun huh? Well if it wasn’t for the brave troops like Chris and others who fight for America’s freedoms and against those that would harm/kill Americans Mr. Paul would be unable to live in this great country and say such stupid things. He owes ALL veterans and those in uniform a formal apology for his actions. And to think he wanted/wants to be President of this great land! He is no better than the current idiot in office.
    Loser!

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    1. Charlie Brown

      My sentiments exactly, Mr. Schatz. I might add that Ron Paul allows his religious beliefs to influence his political “thinking” way too much. He can forget about 2016. I don’t think he could get elected as dog catcher.

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  19. Daron Whitehead

    Mr.Paul,
    In regards your recent remarks towards one of our heros Chris Kyle, I would like to offer you a word of advice. Before you crawl into your nice warm cozy bed tonight……think about this quote from George Orwell who said it best:

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

    So,…sweet dreams, and hopefully when you wake up tommorow morning you won’t be such a Jackass.

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  20. Carl Anderson

    Mr. Paul,

    I am appalled at your statement about Chris Kyle’s senseless death. You would think that someone in your position would think before opening your mouth.

    Not only did you offend me as a veteran you offended all veterans.

    I thank God, that you did so poorly in your Presidential run, obviously you are a lunatic! You don’t deserve to represent the American people in any capacity.

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  21. Shawn

    Ron Paul has decided to use the death of a high profile American hero to keep pushing his political agenda. His agenda is to remain relevant in the media so people will keep talking about him. The two men who were trying to help their fellow man, their brother in arms, tragically died STILL serving their country. Even Ron Paul’s response to his own “tweet” (the sound of a small bird) is arrogant and self serving. I don’t care what Mr. Paul’s opinion is of any war or any man who served in one. We should simply turn our backs on someone who uses the honorable men and women who serve this country to further his own selfish cause in such a dishonorable fashion. The liberty we enjoy was defended well by these men and they deserve better

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  22. Mike Henshaw

    Just because you’re a veteran does not mean a person cannot recognize that the death of Chris Kyle was a tragic event. Nor does bringing religion into the matter improve the quality of your statement. Life has endless unintentional consequences and war unfortunately is a subset of life.

    You brought religion and political views into your statement but at no point do you apologies for your tweeted remark, “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.”

    Your statement echoes louder that you could ever imagine.

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  23. 1Green Man

    Sad reading these posts. So one of the most honest politicians in history, who has tried to do more for this country than nearly all his peers, CAN BE THROWN ASIDE WITH YESTERDAY’S TRASH????
    Hey, I don’t totally get why he posted what he did, and perhaps it was done without sufficient thought, BUT to flip flop “we love u RP”-”u suck RP!!” looks like you are as wishy washy as 98% of the politicians running this country.

    If you can’t post intelligent thoughtful questions and show patience and love, toward a man that has truly striven to serve and do good for this country, then just put your wool back on and please go back to the donkey-elephant pasture of self destruction.
    I only desire that we may not fall part so easily in our struggle for liberty and freedom. I thank Ron Paul for all of his noble work and dedication, and hope a new rock of honesty and self sacrifice may rise up to carry on the struggle!

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  24. Les Bingham

    So, Ron has exposed his distaste for those that offer their lives to defend our Country. Typical of a politician who sends us to die for their cause and then demonizes us at our death. I have always followed Ron….and will continue to do so. Now, though, I will wish him failure, not success. He is a disgrace to our Country and those of us who have served it. Ron, you are not worthy to tie Kyle’s boot laces; I feel nothing but disgust for you and your kind.

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  25. DefendOurCountriesBorders

    I am so happy that Congressman Ron Paul is still alive and able to speak his own mind. I have a huge wish that he would run and become our next President. I just do not think the USA wants sanity.
    I live by the Tanach, which Christians renamed. The Church of Rome calls the Tanach the OLD testament, which it is not.
    I love YHWH, the God of the Tanach. The God who created all things.
    So that is where I come from.
    Our country is under such a curse from YHWH because of what he told us in Deut. 28 and Leviticus 26.
    If we actually put him first and obey HIM, then we will be blessed by the Creator.
    And YHWH thy God will set us on high above all the nations of the earth. And we, individually, would be blessed in our daily lives.
    I would like to be blessed in my life. But look at our filthy politicians who, unlike Congressman Paul, have brought curses upon us.
    God will continue to be first in my life and I choose to listen diligently to the voice of YHWH my God, to observe to do all His commandments.
    Everyone has free will. You have free will to do the right thing or the wrong thing. But there will be consequences upon you for your choices. No one escapes from the Creator.

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    1. Lynn

      Ron has the freedom to believe and say anything he wants. He is living proof that anyone can do that!

      Ron just has no basis to justify his comments from the Bible. Maybe he should quote Gandhi instead!

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  26. Errand Smith

    I’m so incredibly disappointed in Ron Paul for his comments regarding Chris Kyle. I’m now embarrassed by how vocal I was in trying to get people to support Ron Paul. And, to say ANYTHING other than “Thank you, Chris Kyle. May you rest in peace” was so very inappropriate of Mr. Paul. And to think I thought Ron Paul was the last bastian of decency and reason …

    And, to add insult to injury, saying something negative about someone like Chris Kyle in the “name of religion” … well this just can’t get any worse.

    How very very sad and disappointed I am.

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  27. Lynn

    Now that Mr. Paul has responded, it is apparent that he is very ignorant of the Bible’s teaching concerning the use of the “sword.” Mr. Paul, faulty ideas cause us to arrive at false conclusions.

    1. Matthew 26:52 that you quote refers to those that resort to violence and bloodshed as a way of life to accomplish their personal goals. Those who exhibit such vile behavior are judged by the same standard. This is illustrated by Proverbs 1:10-19. Mr. Paul, surely you are not equating our brave men and women that were ordered into combat as being “sinners” (verse 10) that Solomon warns his sons to avoid. Solomon is warning his sons to avoid those that gain riches by bloodshed, not avoid soldiers that may have to destroy evil men in order to protect us.

    2. In Luke 22:36 Jesus instructs his disciples to go and sell their coat and buy a sword. Obviously Jesus believed in the fundamental right of self protection. If having a sword and using a sword for protection is wrong, does that not cause Jesus to commit sin by telling His disciples to buy a sword? Obviously that conclusion is erroneous.

    3. In Romans 13:4 Paul clearly teaches that the government has the responsibility to bear the “sword” against those that practice evil. Obviously Paul is not teaching that the government is a passivist organization to spread the love of Jesus. That is reserved for the Church, not the government.

    Make no mistake, Jesus is not a passivist. Unfortunately, your misunderstanding of Jesus has caused you to think that His teachings support passivism in foreign policy for this nation.

    Mr. Paul you have greatly insulted a brave man and his comrades in arms that defend this nation.

    I want to personally think Chris Kyle and all those that serve for protecting me and my family from foreign enemies. You have a great purpose in Romans 13 as serving as ministers of God to punish evil. You guys are the best at what you do! God Bless you, and may you find purpose and meaning in knowing Jesus Christ (the final great warrior) through His sacrifice on the cross for all our sins.

    THM 1984 DTS

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  28. revolution

    To all you nonsensical people on this post, you are the idiots. Anyone with have a brain realizes this post laments about the loss of a life due to unjust governmental actions. Stop and think, do some research. Eddie Ray Routh was a marine that served oversees in 2009 which led to his PTSD. Had Ron Paul been in charge he wouldn’t have been in a combat zone, he wouldn’t have this disorder, and it certainly wouldn’t allow him to snap and kill someone. Are any of you illiterate mindless sheep aware that service member suicide and PTSD diagnosis is at an all time high?!? If all you idiots understood the detriment the Iraq/afghan wars have been to our soldiers you would be biting your tongues. In fact, Ron Paul is one of the few 535 members that DOES NOT believe in sending innocent lives over to fight an unjustified war. So please do me and other educated people a favor, and stay the hell off of this site.

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  29. Me-Here

    Stop hawking your “audit the fed” shirts. You couldn’t even get that done, LOSER! All those years as a Congressman and you’ve accomplished what? NOTHING! And while you’re at it, take a great big dose of SHUT THE HELL UP.

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  30. Eric

    Screw you, idiot. Ignorant people like you and your followers are why Obama is President and this country is going in the toilet.

    You are a blister on the sack of every serviceman. I’d quit voting if you were the only choice.

    I’m sure your support of gun owners, will have us disarmed in no time.

    BUFFOON! Don’t you have a UFO to catch?

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  31. Robson

    Dear Dr. Paul,
    I think you made a mistake. What was your twitter intended to accomplish?
    I’d like to know…

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  32. Darrin Sturgis

    You should be ashamed of yourself, you havent only lost my vote but you have discusted me greatl;y. I had hoped a vetran would understand the waste of human life by sensless murder, like the incident with Chris Kyle. But obviously you have sold out , and are a dumb idiot like all the others in Washington. I wouldnt vote for you if you could shit gold. You arent worth the swet off chris kyles butt.

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  33. mike Patton

    How can you all abandon Dr. Paul? Chris Kyle may have been a good sniper but that doesn’t make him a hero necessarily. Ask Jesse Ventura, a Navy SEAL and Governor, what he thinks of Chris. Doctor Paul was simply stating Scripture that could be applicable in this case; he was neither condemning nor praising Chris. Doctor Paul has done more for this country than any politician I can think of and I hope his son Rand will continue in his father’s legacy.

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  34. Stephen Allen

    Ron Paul is a disgrace to America! I used to admire this man for his common-sense approach but he’s gone off the deep end. He must have forgotten that CIVILIAN POLITICIANS set American policies – the soldier goes where he’s sent and will give his life for America if required. Ron Paul has become another example of our need for term limits.

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  35. Marilyn

    I can’t believe I actually spoke to you and shook your hand at a tea party rally. It saddens me that you would say such a thing. Have you not learned to control your tongue at your age? And to quote Bible scripture to do hurt to this man and his family is just terrible.
    James 1:26 :
    If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.

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