Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has warned the American people about the dangers of allowing the government to censor them.
During an appearance on Maria Bartiromo’s “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News, Kennedy followed up on his explosive recent congressional testimony.
As Slay News reported, RFK Jr. Kennedy gave a powerful statement on censorship while testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.
During the hearing, lifelong Democrat Kennedy’s own party tried to censor him to block him from speaking about government censorship.
Speaking with Bartiromo on her show, RFK Jr. warned that allowing the government to censor its critics gives it a “license for any atrocity.”
BARTIROMO: “So what went on in that hearing? Censorship has been an issue for several years now.
“We talk about it every day on this program and on my program on FOX Business.
“What should be done about it? What can you do to stop it?”
KENNEDY: “Me — I mean, this should not be a partisan — or this needs to be bipartisan.
“And the Democratic Party has always fought very hard, my father, my uncle, and throughout its history.
“The word liberal means freedom and applies specifically to freedom of speech.
“But we can’t have a democracy if we don’t have freedom of speech.
“It is the cornerstone of our democracy.
“That’s why the framers put it in the First Amendment.
“It is — as I said, it’s the sunlight, it’s the water, it’s the soil of democracy.
“Without free speech, democracy will wither and die.
“And everybody knows that.
“We have been warned about that by George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Tessler, Heinlein. Everybody —”
KENNEDY: “Everybody knows —”
BARTIROMO: “It’s the beginning of totalitarianism.”
“The people who censor speech, when we look back in history, they’re never the good guys.”
KENNEDY: “And it’s inevitable that, if you do start censoring speech — because government abuses every power that it’s given.
“And if government suddenly has the capacity to censor its critics, it has a license for any atrocity.”