In His Own Words: RFK Jr.

Dr. Munr Kazmir
6 min readFeb 17, 2024

We know what the Democratic Party, President Biden, and former President Trump say about Robert F. Kennedy Jr. What does he say?

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Arizona. February 7, 2024. (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Breaking free from the two-party system,” challenged Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in a February 14, 2024, op-ed for the Baltimore Sun.

“The Founding Fathers warned us about political parties,” RFK Jr. began earnestly. “In George Washington’s farewell address, America’s first and only independent president cautioned that the rise of political parties would eventually ‘subvert the power of the people.’”

“And our second president, John Adams, said, ‘there is nothing which I dread so much as the division of the republic into two great parties,” Kennedy continued. “Despite the prescient warnings of the Founding Fathers, two major parties have come to completely dominate the American political system.”

“Under their sway, every issue becomes a partisan issue, and the acid of political division corrodes the fabric of our society,” Kennedy wrote. “Neither Democrats nor Republicans represent the democratic will of the people. Each in turn has overseen the erosion of the middle class, chaos at our borders, incessant wars, an explosion of chronic illness, decaying infrastructure, environmental pollution and the capture of government by Wall Street, Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Ag, military contractors and other interest groups.”

“These interests control our government to such an extent that — no matter which party is in charge — many Americans now refer to the two parties as the ‘uniparty,’” Kennedy pointed out.

“Voters are so disgusted with the uniparty that nearly half now identify as independents, compared to roughly 25% as Democrats and 25% as Republicans,” RFK Jr. went on. “They are abandoning the parties in droves. A majority of voters want neither Donald Trump nor Joe Biden to run in 2024.”

“Unable to present voters with inspiring candidates, the two parties rely instead on portraying their candidate as the lesser of two evils,” Kennedy complained. “Whipping up hate becomes an essential election tactic. They stoke fear and anger rather than present a positive vision for the future.”

“Even though a 2022 poll showed 70% of Americans believe Biden should not run for re-election, Democratic…