That former Congressman and GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul would smear an American hero like Chris Kyle following his death speaks a great deal to his character or lack thereof.
Yesterday, Paul sent out a Tweet which read:
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.
It makes you wonder if these were the sort of letters Paul sent to the families of fallen soldiers who resided in his district. Needless to say, this justly provoked outrage. Glenn Beck described Paul as “the newest member of the Westboro Baptist Church.” Paul should have thanked Kyle for his service to his country and then kept his goddamn mouth shut. A few hours later, Paul took to Facebook. Try as he much he couldn’t resist jumping on his soapbox:
As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend’s violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad. My condelences 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.
Paul’s first two sentences could have atoned for his Tweet. But he just had to jump on his soapbox. Blaming Kyle’s death on “unconstitutional and unnecessary wars” is no better than Obama and company blaming the Sandy Hook massacre on insufficient gun control.
A word of advice to Ron Paul. You might want to avoid Navy SEAL bars. There will be a lineup of guys waiting to pop you in the jaw just like Kyle did to Jesse Ventura after the former Minnesota Governor dissed the SEALS. Yeah, I know Ventura says it never happened and sued Kyle. Regardless, Paul should heed my advice for his own good.