Any conservatives flirting with the independent candidacy of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. may want to reconsider after the former Democrat’s latest declaration. The sometimes moderate came out strongly in favor of reparations.
According to radical leftists, this is money owed to descendants of slaves by descendants of slave owners. Only, no one in the U.S. in 2023 has ever been a slave or owned a slave. No matter.
This declaration by Kennedy presented a radical departure from his centrist mantra. It also positioned him to the left of incumbent President Joe Biden in the push for liberal support.
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The White House previously punted the explosive issue to Congress, saying such appropriations are in lawmakers’ hands.
Kennedy, however, declared that he supports utilizing taxpayer’s dollars to “rebuild Black infrastructure” such as banks and companies. He further said he supports what he called “direct redress payments or tax credits” instead of simply handing out cash.
He claimed that certain communities were targeted for destruction under Jim Crow and should be “specifically targeted for repair.” Kennedy added “we must set federal dollars aside” to correct this.
According to his written pledge, the programs he proposed are aimed at “the descendants of the victims of Jim Crow and other victims of persecution. RFK Jr. will find ways to offer this redress that are legal, fair and win the approval of Americans of all races.”
Kennedy earlier this month ended his bid to unseat President Joe Biden in the Democratic primary and is now running for the White House as an independent.
For his part, Biden supported a “study” of reparations. In other words, the scheme is so politically explosive that even he won’t touch it. One of his Democratic opponents will, however.
Fringe leftist candidate Cornel West is feared by many in the party as a potential alternative to Biden. His platform directly calls for starting a reparations program so within two years “checks can be cut and sent to eligible recipients.”
He also supports “Land Back provisions” for Native Americans to return sovereignty over “stolen lands.”
As for RFK Jr., the handful of conservatives enamored with his campaign are likely gone.