Murdered Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was the target of a rash of hateful tweets after news of his shooting death spread, and as Twitchy reported, former Rep. Ron Paul was among the most high-profile of the lowest-class responders, tweeting that “he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.”

“Into the Fire” author Dakota Meyer, who holds both a Purple Heart and the Medal of Honor, wasn’t about to let Paul’s insensitive tweet go unanswered.

https://twitter.com/SMJanicze2/status/298570856379056129

Paul received plenty of well-deserved condemnation for his tweet. The United States saw fit to honor Meyer with its highest military honor; though we’re not expecting an apology from Paul any time soon, we’d hope Meyer’s tweets help him put things into perspective.

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Related:

Yes, Ron Paul, some veterans with PTSD go to the gun range for therapy

Ghoulish Ron Paul doubles down on Chris Kyle, invokes Jesus

Editor’s note:

We removed an update about Ron Paul’s most recent Chris Kyle comments. We covered those remarks earlier here.

  • Bob Smooper

    I support Ron Paul!

    Mental soldiers should be banned from shooting guns because they are messed up in the head due to trauma brought on from shooting Muslim women in children.

    • Matthew Balan

      Ummm….

      • Canadian in USA

        Nothing else need be said.

    • Lady 12

      “I support Ron Paul!” Well, that explains a lot.

      Keep in mind that those “mental soldiers” are fighting for your right to bash them. Until you’ve been through what they have, respect them.

      • Canadian in USA

        While I wholeheartedly agree, don’t bother with this Troll. He’ll use the freedoms earned by our military to bash the same military as “killers of women and children” without ever having stepped into “the theater”.

        • Bob Smooper

          I’ll have you know I am a veteran of World War 2 and the first Gulf War!

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Marta, he’s a Brit. He likes being a subject to a crown.

        • Lady 12

          Point taken.

        • Lady 12

          Point taken.

        • Joe W.

          He’s also a troll who gets his rocks off annoying American Patriots and collecting “down arrows”….Mark is an a #1 A-Hole.

          • Catchance

            Exactly. I don’t think he even believes half the garbage he spews here. He just loves to rile everybody up.

          • Bob Smooper

            I just like trolling. I do same on Huff Post but its harder since its moderated.

          • Lady 12

            And it’s harder to troll stupid.

          • Calcat36

            Trolling? On such a serious thread like this? I hope your queen gets a wart on her ass, names it after you, and then the mooslims take over what is left of your worthless Country and pop you off of the queens ass like the infidel you are!

            By the way, all of your princes are closeted homosexuals that wear tutu’s and wigs in private. Not that there is anything wrong with that, they should just be men about it and come out of the closet! Charles did. He at least married a man better than him!

            How’s Dianna doing? Still dead? Because she was doing an arab? Nice tolerance you got over there across the pond. No wonder why you troll, you are angry within your own skin and heritage. And you admit to it.

        • Joe W.

          He’s also a troll who gets his rocks off annoying American Patriots and collecting “down arrows”….Mark is an a #1 A-Hole.

    • CatHerder

      Bet he’s getting a mite heavy by now.

    • 2ifbyT

      Really? Are you serious? What a d.i.c.k.head. It is painfully obvious you;’ve never served in a war zone. You’d probably be the first to curl up into the fetal position when incoming is received.

    • Agent_Zeero

      “I support Ron Paul!….”
      Anything you say after that cannot be taken seriously

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

        I doubt the lying sack even means that.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

        I doubt the lying sack even means that.

    • Agent_Zeero

      “I support Ron Paul!….”
      Anything you say after that cannot be taken seriously

    • dwok

      It’s becoming evident to me that Ron Paul supporters should be banned from “shooting guns”.

      You’re a fool and the fact that you think PTSD is brought on solely by who our soldiers kill rather than the constant fear of being killed or seeing your friends killed shows me that you have absolutely zero regard for our men in battle.

    • dwok

      It’s becoming evident to me that Ron Paul supporters should be banned from “shooting guns”.

      You’re a fool and the fact that you think PTSD is brought on solely by who our soldiers kill rather than the constant fear of being killed or seeing your friends killed shows me that you have absolutely zero regard for our men in battle.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

      “Mental soldiers”?

      You make me think of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Veteran of the Psychic Wars.”

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

      “Mental soldiers”?

      You make me think of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Veteran of the Psychic Wars.”

    • Calcat36

      Says the turd that never watched “The Patriot” to get a grasp of the buttocks kicking his beloved red coats took at the hands of mentally crazy guerrilla militiamen!

      Now old Mark is left surrendering whatever pride his Brits have left to the mooslims infiltrating and destroying that once great nation. Soon he will be subject to sharia.

      You can have Martin “The Basher” Bashir back. You can have Pierced Noggin back. And then, unlike WWII, we will let your worthless Country rot to hell under the boot of oppression as we refuse any other refugees from al-Brita-bad!

    • Calcat36

      We should have banned your stupid red coats as mentally ill back in the day. good luck with the mooslim boot on your beloved Country’s neck now. Convert or DIE.

    • David Shrock

      Empty that sack of chips and stuff your head inside it. I give you permission to call it “military issue” maggot.

  • Lady 12

    Way to go, Mr. Meyer! You show the world who the heroes are!

  • MaddMedic

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    WTF is the matter Ron Paul?? Damn sometimes he makes sense and others he is a loonie as some of his followers..

  • LadyMacKeltar

    My heart bleeds for Kyle’s family. I can’t fathom how these people don’t show any compassion, respect for his children, wife and the loss they have suffered.

    • bluewaternavy

      I wish I had words for how I feel about Kyle, I just can’t find anything suitable. As for Ron Paul, I have many, many words-not one that is printable.

      • Infinite_Indeterminism

        Allow me to suggest a phrase, formulated as an answer to the tweet from the Marine Meyer:

        “No, Ron Paul didn’t lose his mind – he never found it in the first place!”

        • bluewaternavy

          Hmm…good one! I had to settle with a tweet to RP telling him to F**k off.

          • VerminMcCann

            My plan was to unload on Crazy Uncle Paul, but then I saw that Sergeant Meyer had it covered. A Marine sometimes appreciates a Corpman’s help kicking someone’s ass, but he never needs it.

          • Calcat36

            Corpsmen rock. If they cannot fix you the crazy Navy Chaplain will send you on your way! Even under fire! God Bless the US Navy!

          • Lady 12

            Amen, amen, amen!

          • Lee Cranney

            lessee, wouldnt that be “corpse man” ???

      • Infinite_Indeterminism

        Allow me to suggest a phrase, formulated as an answer to the tweet from the Marine Meyer:

        “No, Ron Paul didn’t lose his mind – he never found it in the first place!”

    • bluewaternavy

      I wish I had words for how I feel about Kyle, I just can’t find anything suitable. As for Ron Paul, I have many, many words-not one that is printable.

    • Ronin

      And Mr. Littlefield and family.

  • http://twitter.com/Carmen77648533 Carmen

    “That sword protected your freedom.” Get over yourself.

    Were you drafted like Ron Paul? No, you enlisted, voluntarily. It was your choice.

    • VerminMcCann

      What the hell is this supposed to be relevant to?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      So, you’re saying that they should not expect to live long lives once they return because their service was voluntary?

      • http://twitter.com/Carmen77648533 Carmen

        No not at all. If we are talking about Chris Kyle.

        I am not gleeful over his death I pray for his soul, his wife and their two children.

        I just thought that he seemed to take pleasure in bragging about killing people. Yes Iraqis and Afghanis are people, all life is sacred to me, I am consistent, I am against abortion and the death penalty.

        • Calcat36

          You are truly misguided. Rue Paul was given a choice. Be drafted as a buck private or take a commission as a “doctor.” A defacto draft. He chose the lesser, more comfortable draft status, and now he despises the military and has the gall to speak out against a true combat hero that ENLISTED of HIS OWN FREE WILL. He disparages a combat veteran. Paul is lower than snake shit. Thumbs down this of you are an skull full of weed mush!

          • http://twitter.com/Carmen77648533 Carmen

            It is not Ron Paul’s fault that he had options, and had the mental capacity to become a doctor.

          • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

            mental capacity to become a doctor.
            .
            Unfortunately, this ‘mental capacity’ is offset by his raving, anti-semitic, isolationist stupidity.

          • Calcat36

            Whose fault is it then, genius? Kevorkian was a doctor. Abortionists are doctors. Your hero gleefully didn’t have the mental capacity to become a President now, did he? Wanna try again, loser?

        • Garym

          Idiot! The man did not “brag” about it. The book is more about consequences. He did what he did to save the lives of other soldiers. Dumba$$es like you and “Dr. Paul” need to stick to blaming Bush and Co. Don’t blame the man for doing his job and then dance on his grave.

        • Calcat36

          YOUR LIFE is NOT sacred to anyone that Chris put down like a rabid dog. You, Paulbot, have blinders on! You are an infidel, and if you are a woman, you are nothing more than property. If you are a homosexual woman or man, you will be stoned to death. Point is, dear confused one, that the only life that is sacred, would be the life of the person that thinks YOUR life is equally sacred. Think about that for a while instead of reacting on empty feelings… Their god says you are not sacred and commands them to kill you.

      • http://twitter.com/Carmen77648533 Carmen

        No not at all. If we are talking about Chris Kyle.

        I am not gleeful over his death I pray for his soul, his wife and their two children.

        I just thought that he seemed to take pleasure in bragging about killing people. Yes Iraqis and Afghanis are people, all life is sacred to me, I am consistent, I am against abortion and the death penalty.

      • http://twitter.com/Seraphson Highwind Cid

        The point of the original post is to state the tragedy of events that can be brought home from getting involved with entangling alliances and undeclared wars. Your reply demonstrates an impeccable strawman argument. If a point of merely words offends the people so much I’d hate to hear the reaction to how we treat our “heroes” by doping them up on SSRIs (w/side effects of suicide) at the VA and the fact that more of our troops have taken there own lives than our enemy has. The point is we need to stop these preemptive, undeclared, unconstitutional wars and avoid tragedies like these.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      So, you’re saying that they should not expect to live long lives once they return because their service was voluntary?

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      rp was not drafted. he volunteered to avoid draft and that allowed to be dr/officer. he had a choice. he, like always, took the one that benefited him the most.

      • Calcat36

        Well, Paulbot Carmen, let’s just read his own words, what your hero said since you choose to follow blindly:
        “I got a note that said I would be drafted into the army as a buck private
        unless I wanted to volunteer, then I could be a doctor and I could be a
        captain. So guess what? I became a volunteer, and I kid about that, but
        it was rather serious. I was not too happy about going in, but it must not have bothered me too much, because I ended up staying in the Air National Guard afterwards.”

        He was a defacto draftee. And he has been angry and anti military
        ever since. An Air Force doctor disparaging a grunt sniper. The most
        decorated with the highest confirmed kills since Gunny Hathcock in
        Vietnam. As a former Marine, I side with the grunt and would prefer to
        frag the pompous doc. Now he, and you who follow, are trying to benefit from the death of an American hero. You are disgusting.

        Hey but don’t let your ignorance of your dear leader get in the way of his very own statements. That might crush your little bubble. Now go get high.

        dmacleo, agreed with distinction. As a “rich” American he had the “choice” poor blacks, which he hates as well, did not have the luxury of.

        • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

          any particular reason that was directed at me?
          I am not an RP fan, I will never support anyone who calls bradley manning a patriot.

          • Calcat36

            Defacto draft. Ron Paul is no hero. It wasn’t “Directed” at you. I meant it to be directed at Carmen, while replying in the losers own words. I read that manning post already and agree. My effort is to set the record straight using the kook’s own words.

            Stand by…

          • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

            gotcha :)
            all good and I agree w/ you.

          • Calcat36

            Ditto, sorry for the confusion. I TRY to be as clear as possible but sometimes my fat fingers cannot keep up with my fertile mind! Think Homer Simpson looking for the any key….

          • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

            have had disdus change who I was replying too on the fly today so I figured I would check before I got mad :)

  • Maxx

    Only the imbecilic call a soldier who righteously eliminates the enemy a murderer. That is essentially what Ron Paul did today by his “live by the sword, die by it” comment. The connotation was clear. If you kill, expect to be killed. Well, let me remind you congressman, when they bury Kyle, his widow will be handed an American flag, not the schedule of visiting hours at the local penitentiary.

  • http://twitter.com/KALKAM71 KALKAM

    No surprise here…had a paul bot make a case for leaving Hitler and Stalin alone…you know…”because the bankers deserved it”….
    His followers always ask why you dislike Paul…because eventually he shows himself…and many of them do as well.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

      o god, the paulifarians are his own worst advertising.

  • http://twitter.com/KALKAM71 KALKAM

    No surprise here…had a paul bot make a case for leaving Hitler and Stalin alone…you know…”because the bankers deserved it”….
    His followers always ask why you dislike Paul…because eventually he shows himself…and many of them do as well.

  • http://twitter.com/dissidentX dissidentX

    From wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakota_Meyer

    “A year after the Battle of Ganjgal, after drinking alcohol Meyer
    attempted to commit suicide, however the Glock that was in his glove
    compartment of his truck was unloaded; afterward he sought help for
    post-traumatic stress disorder. ”

    So Dakota Meyer himself had PTSD and tried to use a gun to kill himself but Ron is wrong to question whether guns are good therapy for PTSD. Cognitive dissonance at it’s worst.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

      Sounds like alcohol should be banned, huh?

      • http://twitter.com/dissidentX dissidentX

        Nope bans are never the answer. Nobody here is advocating such a thing. Just questioning judgements. 2 dead bodies and the person above in this post attempting suicide.

        • Calcat36

          Time to ban libertarian fools like Paul and his sheeple followers. For the common good.

    • DB1954x

      That’s not what RP said. RP is a doctor. He’s not a preacher. He used scripture to suggest that Kyle’s profession is somehow an offense to God. When Jesus spoke of peace, he was speaking of inner peace (Shalom), not an absence of war. I can think of no instance in the Bible when Jesus rebuked a person or a nation for the exercise of armed force in legitimate self-defense. Ron Paul simply spoke about matters in which he has no credibility or authority. There’s nothing wrong with a lay Christian quoting scripture, but he has to take great care to avoid the misapplication of Christian scripture, doctrine, etc. That, in a nutshell, is what Ron Paul did that so offends. Kyle did not choose to live by the sword. He WAS the sword. As long as the orders or directives he followed were lawful, he had a duty to carry them out. As for guns and therapy. RP was an obstetrician, not a psychiatrist. I don’t know what veterans do for therapy. I have no idea. If it brings them peace, let them. Who is RP to condemn them?

      • VerminMcCann

        “Kyle did not choose to live by the sword. He WAS the sword.”

        Boom. Money shot; thread over.

  • http://twitter.com/dissidentX dissidentX

    From wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakota_Meyer

    “A year after the Battle of Ganjgal, after drinking alcohol Meyer
    attempted to commit suicide, however the Glock that was in his glove
    compartment of his truck was unloaded; afterward he sought help for
    post-traumatic stress disorder. ”

    So Dakota Meyer himself had PTSD and tried to use a gun to kill himself but Ron is wrong to question whether guns are good therapy for PTSD. Cognitive dissonance at it’s worst.

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    A Marine standing up for a sailor. :) Sweet. Not to nitpick, but Kyle was a Sailor since he was Navy. 😉 I think these guys are pretty particular about that. lol Army guys are soldiers and I think a Marine is always referred to as a Marine. Not sure about Air Force. Airmen, maybe? Kyle in his dress blues: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/waxahachietx.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/1b/91b8098c-6eff-11e2-b6a0-001a4bcf887a/51100a0162600.image.jpg Here’s Chad Littlefield: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/waxahachietx.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/2c/32c7c9a8-6eff-11e2-b135-001a4bcf887a/511008d5e17d4.image.jpg

    • NRPax

      Oh, we Marines stand up for the Navy all the time. Especially when the brawls with the Army are about to happen. -:-)

      • disqus_LASIg6epmj

        Awesome. 😉 If you’ve read CK’s book, he worked with the Marines and lot and had nothing but respect for them. His little bro is in the Marines.

      • Calcat36

        Oh Rah NR! THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS… is over 237 years of romping, stomping, hell, death and destruction. The finest fighting machine the world has ever seen. We were born in a Bomb Crater, Our Mother was an M-16 & Our Father was the Devil. Each moment that I live is an additional threat upon your life. I am a rough looking, roving soldier of the sea. I am cocky, self-centered, overbearing, and do not know the meaning of fear, for I am fear itself. I am a green amphibious monster, made of blood and guts, who arose from the sea, feasting on anti-Americans throughout the globe. Whenever it may arise, and when my time comes, I will die a glorious death on the battlefield, giving my life for my God, my Mom, the Corps, and the American Flag. We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy, and the rope from the Army. On the 7th day, while God rested, we over-ran his perimeter and stole the globe, and we’ve been running the show ever since. We live like soldiers and talk like sailors and slap the Hell out of both of them. Marine by day, lover by night, drunkard by choice.

        While inter-service rivalry is healthy, this death at the hands of a Marine brother inflicted on a Navy Sniper Hero is a wound to my soul. I have equal respect for Chris as I do for Gunnery Sergeant Hathcock. I would follow both to my death under their command were I ever in such a situation. I pray that the Marine finds his peace at the end of his life. And may it be quick.

        • NRPax

          I remember seeing that sign when I was at the U.S. Marine Corps School for Wayward Boys, San Diego. -:-)

          • Calcat36

            Them’s is fightin’ words! MCRD PISC, the co-ed but segregated, REAL boot Camp. Yes, the women train there. Yes those women will whoop Hollywood Marines’ arses! I was at MCRD San Diego for Recruiter’s school. I ran and ran around the base and could never find the RTR. They were all camping out on some stoopid hill somewhere that they got bussed to and were afraid of! (All in good fun!)

            Semper Fi NRPax. As I wrote, my soul is crushed that a Marine would do such a thing, regardless of the service of the victim. Veterans and current military are sch a small percentage of our society. Anyone who serves, in any capacity, including the civilians that train our swimmers, etc, are heroes. For us who serve(d), the inter service rivalry is a bond that no one protected by that bond will ever understand.

            God Bless our fallen servicemen and women.

          • NRPax

            Semper Fi to you as well. I loved pointing out to PI Marines that unlike them, I had an airport next door so every day was a reminder that there was an outside world that I wasn’t a part of.

            To make things worse there are (UNCONFIRMED) reports that the motive of the Marine in question was robbery and not PTSD. I’m still waiting for the facts to come out, but it sounds like he is not worth pitying.

          • Calcat36

            Shame on you… I saw the lights of the ONLY way off of PI on the bridge. Every night! Water boarding ain’t shi’ite compared to that! You know that you are doggedly tired when you are on the rifle range and the female barracks are across the courtyard without blinds, on either barracks, and you choose to sleep instead of looking at TNA flying around the squadbay! Bro, I was just trying to survive! BUT that dress Blue Uniform on leave made up for the deficit! I didn’t hear that yet about the Marine. Either way, he needs to pay. That squid, God Rest His Soul, was an effective combat weapon that saved many lives. I would honor him as I would honor a fallen Marine, but then again, I am no one in the grand scheme of things…

      • DB1954x

        I was a soldier. I’ll stand up for everyone, Marines, sailors, …

        • NRPax

          Oh absolutely. No offense intended from that statement. I know that the playful brawling goes away the moment the enemy starts attacking.

    • NRPax

      Oh, we Marines stand up for the Navy all the time. Especially when the brawls with the Army are about to happen. -:-)

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    A Marine standing up for a sailor. :) Sweet. Not to nitpick, but Kyle was a Sailor since he was Navy. 😉 I think these guys are pretty particular about that. lol Army guys are soldiers and I think a Marine is always referred to as a Marine. Not sure about Air Force. Airmen, maybe? Kyle in his dress blues: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/waxahachietx.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/1b/91b8098c-6eff-11e2-b6a0-001a4bcf887a/51100a0162600.image.jpg Here’s Chad Littlefield: http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/waxahachietx.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/2c/32c7c9a8-6eff-11e2-b135-001a4bcf887a/511008d5e17d4.image.jpg

  • ember

    He needs to read his Bible a little more carefully. Christ didn’t preach non-violence. Men chose to read that into His words. Wonder how RP would describe King David?

    • Catchance

      Yup.

      Luke 22:36, Jesus speaking:

      “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.'”

      Ron Paul’s “unconstitutional and unnecessary wars” statement is similar to the gun control crowd’s bleating.

    • Calcat36

      Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 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. It is written: `And he was numbered with the transgressors’ ; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in Me. Yes, what is written about Me is reaching its fulfillment.” The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.” “That is enough,” He replied. (Luke 22:35-38, NIV)

      And Rue claims to be a “christian.”

      • Bryant

        Matthew 10:34 – “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”

    • almarquardt

      I was thinking along the same lines. What was Jesus tearing apart the merchant tables in the Temple? A love-in?

      • Worship Dancer

        and remember Jesus fashioned a whip with His own hands.

        • Calcat36

          He also loved prostitutes. Watch the left use that as a defense for Menendez.

          Which reminds me, does either one of Soetoro’s daughters look like a Menendez “chocolate” victim? I mean, if Treyvon the criminal pot head would look like his son… Why is Soetoro so silent on this “war on young women” by the Menendez perp? The Enquirer wants to know, just how wide is Bob’s “stance” when taking on a 16 year old sex slave!? Anyone on MSDNC care to “investigate” that? Yeah, didn’t think so. They are too “fair” for such reporting!

          I love eviscerating liberals with their own words!

          • Ken Alan Draper

            love the sinner, hate the sin. something else liberals never seem to understand. you can hate the sin of homosexuality without hating the homosexual. to the liberal hatred of the behavior equals hatred of the person engaging in the behavior. it is truely a juvenile way of thinking.

    • $30600068

      6 And it came to pass as they came, when David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with timbrels, with joy, and with three-stringed instruments.

      7 And the women sang one to another in their play, and said: Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.

      • Jacob Aud

        *** rs p. 271 – p. 272 Neutrality ***

        Is it not true that Jehovah allowed ancient Israel to engage in warfare?

        Jehovah directed ancient Israel to use warfare to take possession of the land that he himself designated as their inheritance and to execute people whose depraved practices and defiance of the true God caused Jehovah to view them as being no longer fit to live. (Deut. 7:1, 2, 5; 9:5; Lev. 18:24, 25) Nevertheless, mercy was shown to Rahab and to the Gibeonites because they demonstrated faith in Jehovah. (Josh. 2:9-13; 9:24-27) In the Law covenant God laid down rules for warfare that he would approve, stipulating exemptions and the manner in which this warfare was to be carried out. Such were truly holy wars of Jehovah. That is not true of the carnal warfare of any nation today.

        With the establishing of the Christian congregation, a new situation came into existence. Christians are not under the Mosaic Law. Christ’s followers were to make disciples of people of all nations; so worshipers of the true God would in time be found in all those nations. However, what is the motive of those nations when they go to war? Is it to carry out the will of the Creator of all the earth or is it to further some nationalistic interest? If true Christians in one nation were to go to war against another nation, they would be fighting against fellow believers, against people who prayed for help to the same God that they did. Appropriately, Christ directed his followers to lay down the sword. (Matt. 26:52) He himself, glorified in the heavens, would henceforth carry out the execution of those who showed defiance of the true God and His will.—2 Thess. 1:6-8; Rev. 19:11-21.

        • $30600068

          Yes indeed. God did allow the Jews to engage in warfare. In fact, he ordered them to annihilate the 7 nations who occupied the land at that time and were worshiping idols.

          My comment was in response to Ember George #TGDN who wrote: Wonder how RP would describe King David?

    • Calcat36

      Jesus came to DIVIDE and to warn sinners to repent in His name. “I am the Truth, the Light, and the Way. No one gets to the Father except through Me.”

      1 Corinthians 6:9-10
      “9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.” These are God’s laws that are ignored by many that falsely claim to follow Christ. Homosexual Churches? Blasphemy.

      He (Jesus) reinforced the 10 commandments and added one of His own!

      Ron Paul is a racist, anti-Semitic swindler with a demonic following.

    • Judy B

      Then said he (Jesus) them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take [it], and likewise [his] scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

      • Jacob Aud

        You are TAKING THAT SCRIPTURE OUT OF CONTEXT !!!

        PLEASE READ IN CONTEXT BELOW:

        Luke 22:36-38

        Then he said to them: “But now let the one that has a purse take it up, likewise also a food pouch; and let the one having no sword sell his outer garment and buy one. For I tell YOU that this which is written must be accomplished in me, namely, ‘And he was reckoned with lawless ones.’ For that which concerns me is having an accomplishment.”
        Then they said: “Lord, look! here are two swords.” He said to them: “It is enough.”

      • Jacob Aud

        Some more insight… from the Holy Scriptures…

        *** it-1 p. 169 Arms, Armor ***

        Jesus’ words at Luke 22:36, “Let the one having no sword sell his outer garment and buy one,” would not indicate that his disciples were about to enter into a hazardous life. Rather, he desired to have a sword available among his followers on that night in order to demonstrate clearly that, though they would come into circumstances that could easily provoke armed resistance, he did not intend to resort to the sword but would give himself up voluntarily in harmony with God’s will.

        Thus, when Peter did react and try to put up armed resistance, lopping off the ear of Malchus, Jesus ordered him:
        “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword.” (Mt 26:52; Joh 18:10, 11)

        Certainly, Peter’s sword and the other one at hand would have availed little against such a large group of armed men, and by trying to use them, they would undoubtedly have ‘perished by the sword.’ (Mt 26:47) More important, such attempted delivery of Jesus would have failed, being completely contrary to Jehovah God’s purpose. (Mt 26:53, 54)

        As it was, later that day Jesus could plainly state to Pilate: “If my kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be delivered up to the Jews. But, as it is, my kingdom is not from this source.”—Joh 18:36.

  • ember

    He needs to read his Bible a little more carefully. Christ didn’t preach non-violence. Men chose to read that into His words. Wonder how RP would describe King David?

  • Sknutz8541

    Ron Paul was, is and will always be nuts.

    R.I.P. squid……..

    • Calcat36

      Except that his testicles have never descended.

  • DB1954x

    Ron Paul’s remark is just bizarre. I can’t understand why he would say that. First, he’s a doctor, not a preacher. That’s an OT verse I believe, and it’s not in the least appropriate in this case. Kyle’s job as a member of the armed services was to use the sword in response to lawful orders to use it. Kyle had no input in the policy to go to war. Ron Paul must be dealing with some kind of serious mental incapacity at this point. If he doesn’t understand the difference between the policy makers and those who carry out the policy, because they have a sworn duty to do so, then, with all due respect, Paul must be suffering from dementia. I didn’t really want to say that, but he’s way out of line on this.

    • Calcat36

      Medicinal marijuana. For his glaucoma. And the Paulistinians all say it is harmless!

    • scottbashaw

      Thats right it was people like Ron Paul “Politicians” who send people to war,…Whats wrong with this Blame America First nut jobs anyways?

      • Calcat36

        The problem is that he (Rue Paul) made a deal with Mitt-stake to STFU after Mittens was “inevitable” and the “only candidate that can beat Soetoro” BS we were all being force fed by the elitist establishment RINOs, so that Rand may have a shot at POTUS.

        Do the Paulbotinistas really believe that Rand will not commit troops to combat? Yeah, right. Thin Libya and Soetoro’s illegal bombing runs. Supplying Egypt with our weapons. When the Egyptians turn them on us or Israel, what will baby Rand do?

        More importantly, will the Paulbotinistas put down their bongs to pick up the sword for Rand’s holy war?

        The pot heads fail to think this stuff through because it hurts the mush in their skull, so they go get high and cuss at those trying to reach them. In other words, they sharpen the blades of their knives to defend their savior. You know, “Living by the sword and such!”

  • Bob

    Ron Paul has lost his mind and will soon lose his following. His son should distance himself politically from this pathetic soul.

    • Calcat36

      His son should pay the price for the sins of the father. Remember, Ronnie only relented to Mitt-stake for the future of Rand. What kind of BS is that? And Mitt-stake really didn’t want to win the election? (Said his son.) Keep out da Pauls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.pigeon.52 Robert Pigeon

    I am an American, and I do not think a human that kills people for a living is a hero. I feel sympathy for his family and their loss. I also know giving a soldier suffering from PTSD a loaded gun is foolish, guess nobody told him. A real hero sniper would be defending his own home not invading, like Simo Haya.

    • Saddlebum

      Somebody has to kill the bad guys so you have the freedom to be an idiot in public and own a home that you can selfishly defend while burying your head in the sand. Truth is, that because of brave men like Kyle, you don’t have to defend your own home on American soil from foreign enemies. People like you don’t deserve the sacrifice that brave and heroic men and women pay for your stinking freedom.

      Kyle was also a hero for being a great father for two children, good
      loving husband and unselfishly spending his time helping those here at
      home dealing with mental and physical health issues. He was an honorable
      man in every way that he lived his life. Unlike people who cast
      aspersions at others that they know nothing about anonymously online and
      have no honor or respect for a recently murdered hero. What heroic or
      honorable thing have you done lately? Shame on you!

    • Calcat36

      Great mind you have there Pigeon. You said it best when you typed: “I am an American, and I do not think…” When your family is being slaughtered in the dead of the night, you better NOT DARE call 911 for assistance. Those cops my kill the bad guy and disappoint you.

      Check out this link smart ass.

      http://www.wnd.com/1999/09/1440/

      He was invading an American defending his own home. And he shot a baby and a woman to death. He was no Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock.

      But rest assured, as an American, there are military folks on the front lines giving you the freedom to be an insensitive idiot.

  • vino veritas

    Mr. Paul should educate himself on the meaning of the phrase “live by the sword”, because his definition is completely wrong via his comparison to Chris Kyle or any other honored & reputable veteran/warrior. Too many people ignorantly fling around well-worn half-assed phrases without a clue as to their origin and actual meaning. This kind of ignorance leads to allot more damage of our society than what most people ever bother to think about. Jesus also never preached non-violence as a way to stop violence, especially by adherents to evil or those who He referred to as “those belonging to satan” or via the term “children of satan”. This just another myth that has long been perpetrated by ignorant quasi-philosophers and by heretics. Ron Paul should educate himself about these truths before he even bothers to contemplate the subject again.

    • Calcat36

      Ron Paul is a doctor. And a christian. You are a hater. (SARCASM!)

  • Axelgreaser

    I FIND MYSELF BEING IN AGREEMENT with much of what Rand Paul espouses and I was glad to see bite a chunk out of Hillary Clinton’s cankle at the recent hearings on a…what was it? Something about an event that occurred in Libya? Had it not been for Rand Paul, we might have all but forgotten Benghazi since the Q&A degraded almost from the commence into an “Hour Of Hillary Worship” beginning with her laundry list of why she is ‘wonderful’, not guilty, but ‘takes full responsibility.’ Like Mrs. Clinton herself, very strange.

    But I always find myself weighing Rand Pauls words carefully to see if some hint of his father’s lunacy will seep through.

    • Saddlebum

      Rand Paul is just a better liar than his creepy old father.

      • Calcat36

        Amen.

    • Calcat36

      You sound like a jerk that would forget Benghazi. I am obviously cut of better cloth than you are, and Rand Paul only said he would have fired her. WOULD HAVE. God forbid that Paul Junior get into the position to do so.

      Those that worshiped Hillary are… wait for it Paulbot…. DEMOCRATS! Duh. Even the RINOs tried to make themselves at least look credible in an investigation that ALL OF THEM just want to go away.

      Smarter people will not wait for anything to seep through. We can already see the signs and will actively donate and support an opposition to the kook’s chip off of the old block.

      Since the Paul’s are so christian, I’d quote the bible to THEM. You reap what you sow. Better that Ron spilled his seed on the ground than produce another non-believer who bastardizes the word of God for political gain. May they all rot in hell. Together.

  • APW

    I considered voting for him in a past election; but that one tweet destroyed any respect I ever had for him. Creep.

  • [email protected]

    I predict Ron Paul must be expecting to be stabbed in the back…….if he truly believes

  • dwsmokin

    For all those who lambast other Conservatives for not supporting Ron Paul-this is the reason why. The man will say ten things that make great sense-then go completely off the reservation with stupid drivel like this.

    • Silenttype78

      Well said! Exactly what I would tell people who acted like “I” was nuts for not supporting him.

      • Calcat36

        The genius that is doctor Ron “legalize now” Paul, and his Paulistinian followers are in no way republican or conservative. They are libertarian loonies hiding out under the republican flag. And before you Paulbot weed heads start attacking me, answer THIS question. If Rand were ever to become President, and declared war on some other Country in a super uber LEGAL way, unlike all of the other “illegal” wars you falsely cry about, will you put down the bong and pick up the sword in defense of your pot head leader’s son?

  • gavinwca

    An astonishing tweet , is this what our legislators think of our highly trained service personell. They are glad they are, DEAD because they served.

    • Calcat36

      “What difference does it make now?”

  • Rachel

    Ron Paul…that tragedy was a result of a murder, not war.

  • scottbashaw

    Democrats and Republicans voted in Majority to go into Iraq after 911,….Millions of people are now Free in Iraq,…unfortainatly a Democrat got elected president and pulled out to soon for political gain

    • Calcat36

      “a Democrat pulled out too soon…” Has to be a joke there somewhere. Was Iraq wearing a blue dress by any chance? If only John Edwards pulled out too soon…

  • http://twitter.com/The__Pigman ThePigman

    All Meyer’s comments do is show you can be heroic and deluded at the same time. Aint nothin’ heroic about shooting people protecting their homeland from a foreign invasion, and it sure as hell does nothing to preserve the freedoms of a country that isn’t even under threat.

    • Saddlebum

      Kyle was also a hero for being a great father for two children, good loving husband and unselfishly spending his time helping those here at home dealing with mental and physical health issues. He was an honorable man in every way that he lived his life. Unlike people who cast aspersions at others that they know nothing about anonymously online and have no honor or respect for a recently murdered hero. What heroic or honorable thing have you done lately? Shame on you!

    • Calcat36

      You mean like the militia that drove the red coats back across the sea? Or the North that stood against the South for the freedom of the negro? Iran has promised that when they get their grubby hands on a nuke, they will use it on Israel first, and then come after the US. Is that a “real threat” or a joke? North Korea wants to arm warheads that can reach the US. Should we really be concerned? How about China?

      Define “threat” as your skull full of mush understands it. So far, you are stupid and deluded all of the time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.duesenberg John W. Duesenberg

    AN OPINION IS LIKE AN ASSHOLE …. EVERYONE HAS ONE !!!!

    • Calcat36

      And like Ron Paul, many of them stink…

  • scottbashaw

    Some comments said “I dont see shooting people makes you a hero”,…well US Snipers dont shoot people,…they shoot Savages,…the Savages who kill and slaughter for fun
    I am estimating here but if Kyle by killing 200 Savages he saved 1,000’s of lives,…and yes this makes Chris Kyle a Hero in most peoples book

    • Calcat36

      Snipers shoot targets. Targets of opportunity. Both sides deploy them. We happen to be better at it than the enemy. But the same thing can be said about the hero and the Paulbots that worship him. I don’t see how a legislator that effectively got NOTHING done, either passing laws or striking useless laws down, is considered a political genius. He could have gotten their precious weed legalized with all of his superior intelligence, right? I mean, the man is a doctor for god’s sake! Ain’t no one alive smarter than him!

  • Floyd Clingenpeel

    And that is just a taste of what guys returning from Viet Nam faced. If it was not for the sward they would not be able to make these kinds of remarks and enjoy the freedoms this country had and has.

  • Saddlebum

    Paul, walking back his previous statement, wrote, “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,” Paul wrote in his post. “A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies.”

    Walking back previous statements was a campaign staple for this loser when he ran for president. And he just had to insert a pitch for his “Ostrich Policy” of sticking ones head in the sand when it comes to dealing with millions of murderous fanatics that want to kill us all. Nothing new here. He has become the Republican version of Allen Grayson.
    Ron Paul is a shameless ass!

  • RightThinking1

    Sadly, the Paulies will reflexively defend this.
    They always do.

  • k moran

    Ron you just buried your history

  • Steve Elkin

    And this jackass wants to be POTUS? Fat chance!

  • Christian Fenico

    Wow! The stupidity never ceses to spew out of politicians mouths. RIP Chris and God Bless your family. You were a true Patriot.

  • Dennis E. Amnott

    Ron Paul supporters are the “whole 9 yards of rose colored glasses, blue sky and ding..ding…ding”. Too bad that so many hero’s had to pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep that crazy old bastard in the limelight so he could disparage real Americans instead of some Goulag where he should be kept.

  • IBXNJ

    Ron Paul has lost what little credibility he had left…

  • Lucid_American

    The simple answer is yes, he has lost his F-ing mind, and put his son in a terrible position. Sometimes when you can’t say anything nice it’s better to say nothing at all

  • Jacob Aud

    http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/bible-teach/worship-that-god-approves/

    True worshipers are no part of the world.

    When on trial before the Roman ruler Pilate, Jesus said: “My kingdom is no part of this world.” (John 18:36)

    No matter what country they live in, Jesus’ true followers are subjects of
    his heavenly Kingdom and thus maintain strict neutrality in the world’s
    political affairs. They take no part in its conflicts. However,
    Jehovah’s worshipers do not interfere with what others choose to do
    about joining a political party, running for office, or voting.

    And while God’s true worshipers are neutral regarding politics, they are
    law-abiding. Why? Because God’s Word commands them to “be in subjection”
    to the governmental “superior authorities.” (Romans 13:1) Where there
    is a conflict between what God requires and what a political system
    requires, true worshipers follow the example of the apostles, who said:
    “We must obey God as ruler rather than men.”—Acts 5:29; Mark 12:17.

  • plaingolf

    Ron Paul. A cranky old man masquerading as a libertarian.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randy.l.crosby Randy Lee Crosby

    I use to have some respect for Ron Paul, now its gone.