Better to Die By The Sword Than To Live As Coward Like You Ron Paul

Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper’s death: ‘He who lives by the sword dies by the sword’

12:41 PM 02/04/2013
 Vince Coglianese
Senior Online Editor
 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, gestures while speaking at a town hall meeting in Keene, N.H., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

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

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

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What doesn’t make sense is you sticking your nose in something that you know absolutely nothing about. One of the treatments for PTSD involves:

  • Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD and trauma involves carefully and gradually “exposing” yourself to thoughts, feelings, and situations that remind you of the trauma. Therapy also involves identifying upsetting thoughts about the traumatic event–particularly thoughts that are distorted and irrational—and replacing them with more balanced picture.

Now I interpret that as saying being around other servicemen and firearms in a controlled environment and exposed to the stigma that triggers PTSD in an attempt to lessen it’s effects.
Even though you are a physician  and you did serve in the Texas Air National Guard, you don’t know jack about PTSD and you need to STFU! I hope the next time you feel the need to dishonor a hero and a highly decorated veteran, that he or one brothers in arms introduces your head to your rectal cavity. 
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.
Kyle was the author of the best-selling “American Sniper,” which detailed his time as a record-holding SEAL sniper.
Paul has a long history of being opposed to American military intervention abroad.

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Dr. Eowyn
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Well said, TD. Ditto!

japoa
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As far as my experiences go w / Veit Nam vets go they do not brag about how many they killed……Hell , they don’t want to talk about it period .

Travis Normand
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This is so bizarre. I mean, why in the world would Ron Paul say something so completely stupid? I am by no means a Ron Paul supporter, but I can’t imagine any politician saying something so completely ignorant. Maybe he needs to remember that twitter is not the best medium for every message as it is limited to only 140 characters. If he had something to say about this particular topic, I can only imagine that he could have better communicated his message via a different medium.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” –John Stuart Mill
Hey, Ron Paul…

racefish
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”Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense”
He obviously wasn’t reading the story correctly. He wasn’t “treating” at the firing range if I remember correctly. The guy just showed up there when Kyle was there with another person.

Renee
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Renee

I am no Ron Paul sympathiser or supporter, but I agree with the person above about certain mediums not being adequate for vocalizing our thoughts. If it doesn’t allow room for elaboration often times things we may not mean to be taken a certain way often can be misconstrued later on. Also I have learned written words you really have to discern usage of carefully as they have no body language or vocal inflection attached to them therefore when they are read by a recipient it is easy for misunderstandings and communication breakdowns to occur. I have come across this… Read more »

japoa
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This has all the possibilities of being more of a cluster – f#$$ than Sandy Hook …..and that’s saying something !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BobtheGrape
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BobtheGrape

japoa you said something I was thinking. Suppose the powers-that-be (PTB’s) wanted Kyle dead for whatever reason, to shut him up because of what he knows, to place blame on these crazy war veterans: “See they are all crazy they can’t be allowed to have or be around GUNS,” etc. This government, it’s not ours any longer, is attempting to disarm us and who don’t they want to have access to weapons? Ex-G.I.’s with combat experience. You’re right, it is more fishy than Sandy Hook or a tuna sandwich.

blackpowder
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blackpowder

now there is a report that the shooter never left camp in iraq but was heavy into drugs was put in mental hospital twice this from active duty marine who knew shooter humm maybe more to this than meets the eye

poolman
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poolman

I must admit in the moment I first saw the report, the exact same scripture came to my mind. Of course, I don’t do twitter and am not a celebrity. I was not familiar with what Chris Kyle had been doing with his life. I was only familiar with the book and the Jesse Ventura controversy. I cannot stand in judgment of another as I am only able to account for my own actions. It did seem as though he was trying to work some things out. I also have little knowledge of what therapy IS best from those that… Read more »

igor
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igor

also in the yahoo news today chris kyle was apparently in the midst of churning out a new book.

Joe
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Joe

Congressman Ron Paul voted for sodomy in the military.

DCG
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Ron Paul, you’re a putz!

LTG
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I question whether Dr. Paul actually authored that “tweet.” High profile people often delegate the management of social media to others. I disagree with the spirit of the “tweet” . If I’m not mistaken, it’s based on the scripture in Matthew 26 where the Lord Jesus Christ rebukes Peter for drawing his sword against the soldiers who came to arrest the Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Paul Smith
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Paul Smith

Don’t ever expect to remain free men if your not willing to fight for truth and justice. Even The Lord has proven this truth to be self evident in the bible when he returns the second time to put an end to wickedness.

Old Poor Richard
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Old Poor Richard

Dr. Ron Paul is one of the very few politicians left in the USA who actually supports the Second Amendment unequivocally. The thing is, Ron Paul is a man of God and a man of principle, and will not forsake the people who depend on the Second Amendment to restrict the government from illicitly taking their God-given right to bear arms. He will continue to support your gun rights even as you attack him for making the common sense observation that profoundly disturbed people should temporarily be kept from exposure to firearms until they are well. He’s a wise, no… Read more »