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A much closer and more obvious source for Paul's biblical quote in the post's tweet than Rev. 13:10 is Matthew 26:52 in which the famous citation is spoken by Jesus in the Garden Of Gethsemane at the occasion of Jesus' arrest where Jesus apparently contrasts (a) Peter's "taking up" of a sword to defend Jesus by intent to kill the soldiers making arrest with (b) the (spiritual) life He brings His people in going to His subsequent death as a sacrifice.
I am not convinced the post author understands or does justice to Ron Paul's tweet. In my view Paul is not being unsympathetic or disrespectful to the grieving family or victim Kyle. What I propose then is that we need more information about the tweet or about Paul's view of the Kyle incident before offering commentary. For example, here is another tweet ostensibly from the same RonPaul Twitter account: "As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend's violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad... http://on.fb.me/14NztZ8 "
Having spent years, even decades, attempting on the whole with decreasing success to insulate my family from a variable and looming moral and economic and political consequence scenario, one thinks of the impossibility of escaping division of labor or human nature. This is not to say fatalism is justifiable, only that hardship and suffering of one sort or another are inescapable. History suggests no less.
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