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Thread: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

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    Re: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    Ron Paul tweets about SEAL sniper's death | The Daily Caller

    I do, absolutely. I'm tired of the cult of militarism in which every soldier is a hero and every critic a traitor. I'm thankful Paul has the guts to say what so many of us are feeling.
    Personally? After having read some absolutely ridiculous tweets by politicians? I think politicians who tweet are twits.
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    Re: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Taking someone with critical combat PTSD to a shooting range is a horrible idea as it is. To think it's actually curative is double horrible. Fatally stupid mistake.
    To be fair, I could see how it might possibly therapuetic (similar to the "exposure therapy" that works for phobics), but only if done by a professionally trained therapist, not "some guy" with a savior complex.
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    Re: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    To be fair, I could see how it might possibly therapuetic (similar to the "exposure therapy" that works for phobics), but only if done by a professionally trained therapist, not "some guy" with a savior complex.
    Good point, although exposure therapy for PTSD is very controversial if not flat-out contraindicated because of the potential for retraumatization, which is iatrogenic.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I just can't see Ron Paul actually using his Twitter account. I bet it was a staffer.
    He's got more time now. Plus, in these instances, always smart to have your staff, however small it may be after being finished with Congress, run the comment by you if it could potentially cause a storm.
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    Re: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Good point, although exposure therapy for PTSD is very controversial if not flat-out contraindicated because of the potential for retraumatization, which is iatrogenic.
    I was not aware of that, which again demonstrates the foolishness of a non-professional trying to treat a serious condition. Thanks for pointing that out
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    Re: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
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    I do, absolutely. I'm tired of the cult of militarism in which every soldier is a hero and every critic a traitor. I'm thankful Paul has the guts to say what so many of us are feeling.
    I think Ron Paul is senile.
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    Re: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Ron Paul has an open invitation to kiss my ass. His comment was an insult to every man and woman who has put their life on the line for the people of this nation. Has anyone asked him how he feels about cops? They tend to "live by the sword" from time to time too.
    I don't see his comment as an insult to every man or woman with that whole harm's way thing. Sad fact is across the Grand and Glorious Republic statues in county seat front lawns and a wall in DC list those very people who lived and died by the sword.

    cops sometimes live and die by the sword.

    Is a fact, nothing more.

    I have trouble believing anyone would think shooting is a good idea with someone who is troubled. doesn't help the 'sane and responsible' firearms owner image when a Former Seal and firearm's instructor pulls a bonehead stunt like this.

    I also see Ron as someone who doesn't givachit about being polite, his supporters love it when he attacks what they don't like and are 'disgusted' when he uses the same attitude on subject they hold dear.

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    Re: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I think Ron Paul is senile.
    That.

    I think he's always been a bit off kilter though but slamming a dead man whose life contained years of service to his country and then years of trying to help soldiers who are suffering with mental conditions after returning home... I think calling him senile is putting it nicely.
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    Re: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    His Twitter comment does not.
    A Representative twittering and tweeting ?
    I thought this silly-ness was for the children (of all ages).
    What was Paul's INTERNET statement ?
    Strangely, I agree with part of his "philosophy" (non-violence).....

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    Re: Do you agree with Ron Paul's tweet on the death of Chris Kyle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Ron Paul has an open invitation to kiss my ass.

    His comment was an insult to every man and woman who has put their life on the line for the people of this nation.

    Has anyone asked him how he feels about cops? They tend to "live by the sword" from time to time too.
    Perhaps Ron Paul has a different view a view similar to my own and that is these people were/are not putting their life on the line to protect our country or it citizens but instead are blindly being used for political ends. In fact the last major military conflict we were involved in that I would consider as a case of protecting our country would be WWII. I get sick and tired of hearing about our "heroes" giving their lives for me when I feel they are doing nothing of the kind. Personally I think they are fools for doing so and I do not hold them in high regard.

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