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Children’s Health Defense (CHD) last weekend wrapped up its 2nd Annual Conference, held Nov. 3 through Nov. 5 in Savannah, Georgia.

CHD founder and Chairman on Leave Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on opening day addressed a standing-room-only crowd, delivering remarks on children’s health and health freedom — past, present and future.

Kennedy, who is running for U.S. president as an Independent, told the crowd: “I feel like I’ve come home today to this organization.”

Kennedy recapped his journey from environmental attorney to leader of the health freedom movement.

But he also discussed more recent events, including the COVID-19 pandemic and how public health officials and policymakers failed.

He said:

“Did we really need to shut down an entire society? Where was the science on that? Where was the science on masks? Where was the science on social distancing? We never saw any of that.

“And we just were told to trust the experts and, you know, I can tell you that, that’s not a thing. It’s definitely not a thing in science, and it’s not a thing in democracy. It may be a thing in religion, and it may be a thing in totalitarian governments.

“But … it’s the opposite of science. It’s the opposite of democracy. Right now, if you trust your government, you’re not paying attention.”

The remedy, Kennedy said, is not to punish the people and silence the people who say, “I don’t trust the government.” The remedy is to “fix the government so that it starts telling the truth to the American public again.”

Watch RFK Jr.’s speech:

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