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.

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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Editor’s note:

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