In Which Ron Paul Proves What We Already Knew About Him
You may or may not have heard about the controversy regarding a tweet Ron Paul sent out earlier today in response to the murder of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle:
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
After a backlash the tweet was pulled down and a Facebook post appeared:
As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend’s violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad event. My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Kyle’s family. Unconstitutional and unnecessary wars have endless unintended consequences. A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies. -REP
I'm not sure if they've confirmed yet that he was the one who sent out that tweet but it's said that he controls that account. Of course, Chris Kyle was the sniper who was killed, along with another man, at a shooting range in Texas by another soldier who was suffering from PTSD. I don't know the details of how the incident unfolded.
The baffling thing about his excuse for this is that he thinks his ideology exonerates him. He tries to make some kind of a tenuous connection between this murder and the issue of whether the U.S. should have invaded Iraq. He has this in common with other ideologues on the left who think that politics is everything and forget that morality has as much to do with your own personal behavior.
What gets me is that this is the guy that the RNC let on the stage during the nomination process.