Declare your independence
Thank you for this. I have been thinking that there is no way I could vote for either Trump or Biden. What the corporate media has done to Trump since 2016 is reprehensible, and what the Democrats are doing now by prosecuting their opponent is worse. What the Democrats are doing to promote the mutilation of our children is horrific. If I had to choose today, I would go with Trump. But if there was another choice? This may be it. I will keep an open mind. I can't believe that the two parties are saying to us that their best and brightest candidates are two old guys in their 80's!
Thank you an excellent analysis...I was raised as a classical liberal, which is now considered conservative or libertarian. My grandmother was a major fundraiser of Senator Kennedy in early 1960 in New York, RFK’s uncle. He is like JFK in many ways. I may disagree with him on some issues, but he has my vote in a heartbeat. Americans need to come together to resist elitist corporations, politicians, Big Pharma and the one sided mainstream propaganda machine. We are seeing it now in the Israeli-Hamas war, totally one sided.
I plan to proudly wear my Kennedy 2024 T-shirt after it arrives in my mailbox today. It's the first time I've ever purchased campaign merch!
Excellent!!! Waiting for part 2 and hoping RFK Jr will win.
I like RFK, Jr very much, because I think he’s an honest man who seeks the truth and wants honest, transparent, accountable government. That’s admirable. However, my big concern is that he would adhere to the traditional Democrat economic policies of heavy government involvement in the private sector and economic activity.
Much to think about here. If RFK Jr had a sensible energy policy he would gain more support. But his green energy delusions persist.
Thank you for reminding me to speak my beliefs regardless of what I think other people might think of me.
I have been a supporter of RFK Jr since he first announced his candidacy as a democrat and was delighted when he announced as an independent. Although I am almost an octogenarian, and on a fixed income, I have contributed financially to his campaign. I will be putting yard signs and bumper stickers out as soon as they arrive.
All of that being said, the best and most effective action that I can take is to encourage everyone that I know to consider him as a serious candidate. Your essay has strengthened my resolve in that way.
In order for him to have a chance, everyone who considers him a worthwhile candidate must let that be known. I don’t agree with some of his positions. But he is thoughtful and respectful of other people’s opinions and ideas. At this point, given our current political turmoil, he is the voice of rational thought and reason.
Thank you, Barry.
Robert Kennedy is a breath of fresh air.
He seems to understand what works and what matters.
As an Australian, I can only live in the hope that he becomes the next President of the USA.
For the sake of Americans and the world, I trust that there are sufficient numbers to see such a historic event.
Of course, The Greatest Lie itself is the idea that those who win elections (or are appointed to office) may steer government action in their personal preference, outside of allowable parameters.
Instead of concentrating on who we vote for, concentrate instead on how federal servants ignore or bypass their normal constitutional parameters, with impunity, and then end their bypass mechanism, by exposing their devious means, to the bright light of day.
Thankfully, NOTHING any federal servant has ever done (member of Congress, President or Supreme Court justice), and NOTHING they have all done together, has EVER changed anything that matters--NOT the Constitution and NOT their allowed powers they may everywhere exercise.
Instead, everything beyond the spirit of the Constitution rests on that Greatest Lie, that we may discard by exposing it to that bright light of day, so it shrivels and dies.
I have a very large concern. I agree, Kennedy can win, however I don’t see it likely he gets to 270. So even if he wins then if he gets less than 270 delegates, then the House chooses the President, and the Senate chooses the Vice President. I would find it hard to believe then that even if Kennedy won the electoral college, that congress would pick Kennedy and Independent.
Has anyone else thought of this? I am highly concerned. I hope Kennedy addresses this issue very soon. I was at the rally when he announced and was convinced he could win at that point. Now after realizing this however, as said, I have concerns regarding that part.
Another eliquent piece, Barry, thank you. I have found myself less and less inclined to speak up when the topic of wuflu jabs arises in conversation . I have been shut down countless times by those who know little, other than their blind belief in government media propaganda. Your essay has reminded me that it is vital that I do not allow this man of system to control and censor my beliefs and knowledge. Thank you. I look forward to Part 2. I have followed RFK 2 with great interest for a few years now- the world desparately needs him.
RFK, Jr. is right on ONE issue. He is VERY right, but only on that issue, the vaccines. On everything else he is an unremittent and unapologetic lefty/communist/Marxist. He, like all on the left, are simply totalitarians screaming to get out of their "liberal" skin.
On EVERY OTHER meaningful issue he is a doctrinaire Democrat. He believes, no he knows, that he and his ilk know better how the hoi polloi should live their lives, raise and educate our children, we are too stupid to be trusted with guns and decisions about healthcare spending. There is not a sliver of daylight between how he sees the world than all the rest of them. Hillary (though I will concede he is an honest man, so there is that), Biden, Obama, all of them.
He believes that the money that we earn belongs to the government and we should be thankful that we are allowed to keep almost half.
He would take our guns, if he could. He would encourage abortion up to and after birth.
So, please stop with naive statements that you would vote for him. Unless, UNLESS, you share his values, that government should be a LARGE as possible and the individual small.
I heard him interviewed a few weeks ago and his worldview on EVERYTHING (except for vaccines) is as conventional LEFT as any Dem currently serving at any level of government. His comments were completely condescending when it came to what he thought of the lower and middle class. He, like everyone on the left, knows that, in order to "make it in this world", we in flyover county all must have a big assist from the government. Down that road, awaits a totalitarian end. And regardless of how well he does (not very) we will quickly be in the shackles they have ready for us. Along with re-education camps and deprograming classes.
The ONLY way out of this is to defeat, totally defeat, the Left. If you don't understand that, you are either childishly naive or a part of the Left.
RFK is perhaps the most rabid supporter of Israel out there, if you can explain how he can be both that AND a supporter of democracy and freedom it will be some acheivement. He's part of the billionaire predator class, and it's long past the time when grown ups stopped believing anything they say.