CAPTION: Yes, Ron Paul, some veterans with PTSD go to the gun range for therapy.
Ron Paul, a former representative in Texas, has also written “racist or homophobic passages,” according to sources via Fox News.
“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.” (from Fox News.)
This is a sick and twisted remark by Ron Paul. He wrote that “‘Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’” Paul tweeted that treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense.
Ron Paul “has been attracting negative attention all day for a tweet he sent Monday morning regarding the death of former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle” at the hands of Eddie Ray Routh, a Iraq War veteran. Ron Paul, who is 77, now runs his own Twitter feed, according to Buzz Feed Politics.
Mediaite reported that:
Ron Paul was once protected by both aides “trained in press relations and friendly journalistic outlets” that were pleased to “leave the most incriminating statements on the cutting room floor.”
It seems that Twitter has allowed for “a unique level of intimacy with America’s elected representatives.” There is probably “too much intimacy, as former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) demonstrated on Monday with a supremely ill-advised tweet” in which he has attempted “to raise awareness about an important issue with a remarkably offensive 140 character eulogy of a fallen Navy SEAL. (From an article by Mediate.)
The tweet outraged people on Twitter, particularly conservatives. Commentary editor John Podhoretz called it “appalling”; “you really are vile,” tweeted Republican strategist Rick Wilson. (Buzz Feed Politics)
Paul’s tweet seemed to prompt the return of the Ron Paul Newsletters Twitter feed, which was active during his presidential campaign and tweets quotes from the controversial newsletters published under his name in past decades that frequently included racist or homophobic passages (Paul and his aides have maintained that he wasn’t the author of the newsletters). It had been laying dormant since March.
“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.” (The quoted sections are from Fox News.)
We would like to hear your views on Ron Paul’s outrageous remarks. By the way, I recently wrote an article about former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.