Robert Kennedy Jr., Aspiring Tyrant

He’d like to charge the Kochs with treason and send climate-change dissenters to jail.

Charles C. W. Cooke
National Review

Blissfully unaware of how hot the irony burned, Robert Kennedy Jr. yesterday took to a public protest to rail avidly in favor of censorship. The United States government, Kennedy lamented in an interview withClimate Depot, is not permitted by law to “punish” or to imprison those who disagree with him — and this, he proposed, is a problem of existential proportions. Were he to have his way, Kennedy admitted, he would cheer the prosecution of a host of “treasonous” figures — among them a number of unspecified “politicians”; those bêtes noires of the global Left, Kansas’s own Koch Brothers; “the oil industry and the Republican echo chamber”; and, for good measure, anybody else whose estimation of the threat posed by fossil fuels has provoked them into “selling out the public trust.” Those who contend that global warming “does not exist,” Kennedy claimed, are guilty of “a criminal offense — and they ought to be serving time for it.”

Thus did a scion of one of America’s great political dynasties put himself on the same lowly moral, legal, and intellectual plane as the titillation website Gawker.

It is dull and dispiriting that it should need so often to be repeated, but, for the sake of tedious clarity, repeat it I shall: Freedom of speech is a wholly fruitless guarantee unless it is held steadfastly to protect even those utterances that most pugnaciously contravene the zeitgeist and most grievously offend the well-connected…



The article continues at National Review Online.


H/T  Maggie’s Farm



Related:  PJTV: RFK Jr. refuses to give up cellphone, automobile


Update: Government Now Working Directly To Silence Rush Limbaugh

…For those who might dismiss this as a “don’t worry, Rush will be fine, he’s faced this before”, you are not entirely accurate. With the influence of the DCCC, Democrat lawmakers are implying a threat against those businesses supporting Limbaugh’s program. It is a clear case of government intimidation at a level not yet seen against a single media/entertainment figure. This latest attempt Mr. Limbaugh is not merely asking listeners to stop listening, it is the federal government telling sponsors to stop sponsoring him, with a very clearly implied OR ELSE…



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