Democratic presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy Jr. said that, if elected president, he would protect people from financial censorship.
“The ability to save and spend without political interference is a prerequisite for the exercise of meaningful dissent, and I will defend it accordingly,” Kennedy tweeted. “This is not a right- or left-wing issue. It is about protecting democracy from powerful established interests. The digitization of currency has given the government unprecedented powers to surveil and control economic life.”
He accused western governments of “financial censorship of political enemies.”
He noted how the Canadian government imposed financial sanctions against participants in the Freedom Convoy protests, and compared Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s actions to Russia’s Vladmir Putin freezing the assets of opposition leader Alexei Navalny….