I'm restrained myself from commenting on Chris Kyle's murder out of respect for a man who was not the Rambo that many would like to attach to someone who did a very difficult job, and yet openly admitted that despite being widely thought of as "the best sniper ever" he really was just a guy doing a job who happened to put himself in harm's way to do what he believed was an important job for America.
Then he came home and tried to help a man who was suffering from PTSD as a consequence of war -- a rather common thing.
That man appears to have murdered him.
In response to the news, Paul tweeted: “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.”
Chris was not a doctor, he was a man. A man who was helping another man. If someone could be said to be doing "God's work", it's found here, not in NY ripping people off via hinky banking deals.
Sometimes, when you're trying to help a wounded tiger, it eats you. You do what you can do avoid that from occurring, but sometimes it happens. I am certainly not qualified to judge the quality of the relationship between Chris and the man who shot him; I knew neither individual at all.
But this much I do know: Dancing on a man's grave to score anti-war political points is bull****.
It's no more right to do this than it is to dance on the dead bodies of children following a school shooting, and using either as a political talking point is dead flat ****ing wrong.
Ron Paul just earned himself a spot right next to Dianne Feinstein and Andrew Cuomo.
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