Skip to comments.Ron Paul: Manning ‘should be released’
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 shouldve been punished for practicing civil disobedience and breaking the law, but Mannings time served until now, as well as the other factors in the case, should prompt Mannings 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 Mannings sentence.
I think he should be released now, that he has done us a great service by letting the people know the truth[. Hes] 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.
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Paul should be committed.
Ron Paul is correct. The US Government is the enemy of freedom.
Paul is nuttier than squirrel poop.
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.
Ron Paul dissed Chris Kyle and thinks She-Manning is the cats meow
was Paul correct about Chris Kyle too?
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.
Ron Paul is my enemy.
He is as crazy as a rabid she-bat, senile, or both.
Yes. Or better yet, put in the cell next to Manning.
Who’s Chelsea Manning?
How long before the Ron Paul defenders show up? I put Ronnie right up there with Jimmah on the whacko scale.
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.
Only up to the Jimmah level?
I put him with Lyndon LaRouche
Well last time I said something less than flattering about Ron Paul I was accused of attacking Rand and got mugged.
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.
If the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree, then Rand Paul’s political career will soon be history.
I remember those days, I still get nightmares. :p
Eli or Peyton? Cause that other mary isn’t getting out any time soon.
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."
Losertarians are strange.
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.
Didn’t that piece of crap Ron Paul go away?
The Stormfront representative.
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!
RoPaul said that?
Good for him. He’s still half nuts, but he can be right once in awhile.
According to the internet.
From a B-52 at max cruising altitude over the Pacific.
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.
Meant to say “just siblings”.
Blew my big punchline. :-(
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”
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.
I don’t care how kooky Ron Paul gets as long as he dresses better than Chelsea Manning
RP should be sent to Gitmo.
Ron Paul is a Useful Idiot.
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.
I say let manning go. manning can pay for his own sex change.
Has Paultard taken a liking to pre-op Chelsea?
Manning is a traitor. He got 35 years. He was lucky he wasn’t put in front of a firing squad.
Where is her little alien slave on a chain?
Ron Paul is bat guano crazy
I guess he really doesn’t want his son to be president; it’s a LOT of baggage to bear (his dad).
Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Destoys any chance of his son becoming president. Not even a slim chance now.
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