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Ron Paul: Manning ‘should be released’
Politico ^ | 8/22/2013 | Breanna Edwards

Posted on 08/22/2013 4:34:00 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

Former Rep. Ron Paul believes that Chelsea Manning — previously known as Bradley Manning — has done enough time in custody for the WikiLeaks scandal and should be released.

Paul, who made his comments at a Reddit AMA session on Thursday, agreed that Manning should’ve been punished for practicing civil disobedience and breaking the law, but Manning’s time served until now, as well as the other factors in the case, should prompt Manning’s release.

“He deserves some punishment, but he has already received (in my estimation) excessive amounts of punishment. He has been in prison for over 3 years as well as tortured, and most military personnel who are caught committing war crimes never receive any penalties.” Paul wrote when asked about Manning’s sentence.

“I think he should be released now, that he has done us a great service by letting the people know the truth[. He’s] a whistleblower in my estimation (even the courts did not charge him with aiding the enemy), and I believe his goal was to inform the American people of the truth about what was happening in the Iraq / Afghanistan Wars,” the veteran politician who now runs his own Internet show wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libertarians; manning; paul; randpaul; ronpaul; treason

1 posted on 08/22/2013 4:34:00 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Paul should be committed.


2 posted on 08/22/2013 4:38:19 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Republican Wildcat

Ron Paul is correct. The US Government is the enemy of freedom.


3 posted on 08/22/2013 4:38:39 PM PDT by delapaz
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To: Republican Wildcat

Paul is nuttier than squirrel poop.


4 posted on 08/22/2013 4:39:10 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Given where the socialists and RINOs have led us I really want to support Libertarians when I can as I believe this country needs a strong dose of “leave me the Hell alone” inserted into the mix. Then crazy crap like this comes out. I hope Rand doesn’t want to release Manning.


5 posted on 08/22/2013 4:42:48 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Ron Paul dissed Chris Kyle and thinks She-Manning is the cats meow


6 posted on 08/22/2013 4:45:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Republican Wildcat

unhinged


7 posted on 08/22/2013 4:45:29 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: delapaz

was Paul correct about Chris Kyle too?


8 posted on 08/22/2013 4:45:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Republican Wildcat

Poor Rand. I almost feel sorry for him. He needs to have a talk with his dad. If Rand has any shot in ‘16... Ron needs to be sent to the rest home now.


9 posted on 08/22/2013 4:46:56 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: delapaz

Ron Paul is my enemy.


10 posted on 08/22/2013 4:47:26 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Doogle

He is as crazy as a rabid she-bat, senile, or both.


11 posted on 08/22/2013 4:47:39 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Republican Wildcat

12 posted on 08/22/2013 4:48:40 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Doogle

Yes. Or better yet, put in the cell next to Manning.


13 posted on 08/22/2013 4:52:36 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Who’s Chelsea Manning?


14 posted on 08/22/2013 4:54:10 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Release him when his term is up.

 photo Old-Man-Manning-s-parole-date--111277_zps8da404c3.jpg

15 posted on 08/22/2013 4:54:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: Doogle

How long before the Ron Paul defenders show up? I put Ronnie right up there with Jimmah on the whacko scale.


16 posted on 08/22/2013 4:58:25 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

He can’t keep his mouth shut, can he. No matter the amount that this will reflect on his son and their common political heritage, he still has to take the contrarian position on everything that comes up.

Libertarians on the street are okay guys — we even sometimes agree. But their icons are often nuts.


17 posted on 08/22/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: Mastador1

Only up to the Jimmah level?

I put him with Lyndon LaRouche


18 posted on 08/22/2013 4:59:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Well last time I said something less than flattering about Ron Paul I was accused of attacking Rand and got mugged.


19 posted on 08/22/2013 5:03:10 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Released? The creepy little perv should be lined up against a concrete wall and executed.

Although, I guess having him around at least serves as an apt and farcical symbol of the pathetic faggotization of the military.

As for Ron Paul... hero Chris Kyle is murdered, and Paul thinks Kyle got what he deserved. But a traitor like Manning, who releases a wealth of military secrets because he’s in a homo hissy-fit, is somehow honorable? Ron Paul is truly a cracked nut.


20 posted on 08/22/2013 5:05:20 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Republican Wildcat

If the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, then Rand Paul’s political career will soon be history.


21 posted on 08/22/2013 5:10:11 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Mastador1

I remember those days, I still get nightmares. :p


22 posted on 08/22/2013 5:10:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Doogle

Hey Ron:

Eli or Peyton? Cause that other mary isn’t getting out any time soon.

RLTW


23 posted on 08/22/2013 5:11:05 PM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: P-Marlowe
If the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, then Rand Paul’s political career will soon be history

While nutty for sure, Ron Paul is also right on more than a few issues. Rand doesn't have to fall too far, just far "enough."

24 posted on 08/22/2013 5:15:30 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Republican Wildcat

Losertarians are strange.


25 posted on 08/22/2013 5:22:25 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Ron Paul’s ridiculous positions pretty much more than cancel out all of his correct positions on the issues. This one is so off the wall that one can only conclude that Ron Paul is certifiably insane.

He needs to shut up and go away before he destroys his son’s political career.


26 posted on 08/22/2013 5:22:38 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Didn’t that piece of crap Ron Paul go away?


27 posted on 08/22/2013 5:23:33 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Republican Wildcat

Ron Paul.

The Stormfront representative.


28 posted on 08/22/2013 5:25:30 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Drango

Losertarian... you mean kind of like the Republican party... who can’t and likely never will win a federal election again, who aides and abets Democrats with immigration, healthcare, spying, who is represented by McCain, Boehner, Rubio etc. (all trash) quit projecting!


29 posted on 08/22/2013 5:27:37 PM PDT by Levy78
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To: mylife

RoPaul said that?

Good for him. He’s still half nuts, but he can be right once in awhile.


30 posted on 08/22/2013 6:05:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

According to the internet.


31 posted on 08/22/2013 6:16:46 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Ron Paul is absolutely correct. Manning should be released.

From a B-52 at max cruising altitude over the Pacific.

32 posted on 08/22/2013 6:29:24 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Speaking of questions: Does Senator Lindsey Graham look like he is a blood relative of Bradley (Chelsea) Manning or not? I’m not positive whether those two look like twins or just brothers. I have no way of knowing so I thought I’d ask.


33 posted on 08/22/2013 6:36:25 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Meant to say “just siblings”.

Blew my big punchline. :-(


34 posted on 08/22/2013 6:39:14 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Republican Wildcat

Ron Paul tweets about a SEAL sniper’s death, killed by a veteran with PTSD he was trying to help: “He who lives by the sword dies by the sword”

http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/04/ron-paul-tweets-about-seal-snipers-death-he-who-lives-by-the-sword-dies-by-the-sword/

Ron Paul tweet: “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”

Kyle and a friend were both killed by a veteran struggling with PTSD while working with him at a gun range on Saturday.

The former Marine, Eddie Ray Routh, turned his weapon on the other two men and shot them at close range, according to news accounts.


35 posted on 08/22/2013 7:03:42 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I don’t care how kooky Ron Paul gets as long as he dresses better than Chelsea Manning


36 posted on 08/22/2013 7:10:47 PM PDT by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: Republican Wildcat

RP should be sent to Gitmo.


37 posted on 08/22/2013 7:40:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: delapaz

Ron Paul is a Useful Idiot.


38 posted on 08/22/2013 7:49:46 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: greene66

Ron Paul was one of the very few republicans that voted to sodomize the US Armed Forces. Never forget that. As a doctor he knows about all the deadly diseases that practicing sodomy brings. He used to be brag about being a veteran, now he’s trying to destroy the military, siding with his liberal pals in flooding the services with sodomites.


39 posted on 08/22/2013 8:51:24 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Republican Wildcat

I say let manning go. manning can pay for his own sex change.


40 posted on 08/22/2013 9:54:19 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Has Paultard taken a liking to pre-op Chelsea?


41 posted on 08/23/2013 12:01:31 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Republican Wildcat

Wrong.

Manning is a traitor. He got 35 years. He was lucky he wasn’t put in front of a firing squad.


42 posted on 08/23/2013 2:28:03 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Republican Wildcat

43 posted on 08/23/2013 3:35:34 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is her little alien slave on a chain?


44 posted on 08/23/2013 3:37:52 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: delapaz

Ron Paul is bat guano crazy


45 posted on 08/23/2013 5:22:01 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Republican Wildcat
I think Manning should be released as well . . . providing that he is standing on one of these with a properly fitted and adjusted hempen necktie:
Ft. Smith gallows.
46 posted on 08/23/2013 6:56:08 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I guess he really doesn’t want his son to be president; it’s a LOT of baggage to bear (his dad).


47 posted on 08/23/2013 7:33:06 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: Doogle

Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


48 posted on 08/24/2013 12:28:20 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Destoys any chance of his son becoming president. Not even a slim chance now.


49 posted on 08/24/2013 5:48:47 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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