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Flashback: Biden Says ‘We Cruddy Politicians Can Take Away First Amendment If We Want To’


2020 Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden said in a 1974 interview that politicians have the power to take away freedom of speech in America.

In a 1974 interview for the Washingtonian magazine, Biden explained to interviewer Kitty Kelley that “politics is power.”

“And, whether you like it or not, young lady,” Biden told Kelley, “us cruddy politicians can take away that First Amendment of yours if we want to.”

He went on to say that he loved being a politician because it has so much power, and is better for “mankind” than doctors and “Indian chiefs.”

“I am proud to be a politician,” Biden said. “There is no other walk of life which can do more good for mankind than politics. It influences everything that happens to the American people.”

Politics should be the most honorable of professions,” he continued. “Those of you who are doctors and lawyers and Indian chiefs in the audience, how can any of you possibly do as much good, if you are very good at what you do, as I can do if I am very good at what I can do?”

‘You can’t,” Biden added. “So the point is, this is where the action is.”

Fast forward 45 years, and ask: what has Joe Biden done in government since then that’s done “good for mankind”?

Interestingly, after the interview was re-published in 2015, Biden’s team pushed back on his somewhat pro-life stance on abortion rather than his egregious and authoritarian comments over the First Amendment.

via infowars


  1. I would like biden to try and take away my first admenment right! Politicians are the bottom feeders of society, they do more harm than any good they have ever done! The bunch of idiots, biden included, that we have now are a disgrace. They are the dregs of society, that if they were not politicians they would be food servers in a soup kitchen. Every one of them!

    • Agree with you 100%….and listening to Uncle Joe flapping his jaws….that really stands true!
      Not sure the soup kitchens would even them….unless they tape their mouths shut!

    • Uncle Joe can’t hold his liquor, as usual. Maybe he thinks: “us cruddy politicians can take away that First Amendment of yours if we want to.” But does he understand: “We American patriots can take their cruddy lives any time we want.”
      Nothing is worse than a Stoopid Loudmouthed Idiot.
      Just TRY, you (soon to be) dead old guy.
      TRUMP 2020!

      • “… and there’s Uncle Joe, he’s a movin’ kinda slow, at the Junction. Petticoat Junction! Whoo Whooo!” – “Lot’s of curves, you bet! There’s more, when you get, to the Junction!”
        Creepy Joe fits in real well, with all the “curves” at the Junction!

    • Be thankful nothing happened to Obama while he was in office. I wouldn’t trust him with a TV remote let alone the nuclear football! GOD help us if he wins.

    • We have a God given as well as natural right to life, liberty and . The rights the people have listed in the Bill of Rights are not arbitrary. They are the natural rights of all people. No government or politicians has the right to take them away. They may get the power but I think the American people will revolt before we go the route of the Soviet Union, Red China, Cuba, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, and Venezuela, which is Bernie Sanders’ dreamed for paradise the USA must become in the future as he plainly stated in a speech.

    • I like what you wrote but what concerns me is that Biden is just as big a crook as Obama. They’re both Socialists (Communists) who’ve been after the Second Amendment for some time. Now, Biden says that bunch of crooked bastards can take away the First Amendment. In my opinion the Second was put in place to protect the First. If they manage to repeal any of the ten amendments, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, we’re lost. We’ll have no way to protect our country, our homes, our families or anything else. Any person who doesn’t understand that Biden and the rest have one goal is a fool. Their goal is to overthrow our government and turn the U.S. into a Communist dictatorship.

  2. Of course this lying stack of walking talking excrement named Biden thinks this…he’s scum pure scum. Our rights come from God not politicians!!

  3. Power corrupts, and Joe is proud to be corrupt. His do-nothing-except-enrich-himself career is a blatant example of the authoritarian purpose of the vast majority of politicians. If we truly had statesmen who put the well-being of its citizens and country above themselves and their greed for power, as our president has done, we could feel secure in our liberties. As it is, Joe Biden and his ilk will always be seen as domestic enemies of the people.

    • Sounds as if Joe was on a power trip and being a bit arrogant about it. That tells me that he didn’t see himself as what he was elected to be, i.e., the representative of his constituents. He saw himself as something considerably more than that, someone to wield power and exert it over others. Like most of the people who read this article, I found it more than unsettling. The people in Delaware deserve better than that.

  4. DemocRATs wants power and control over America if they gets in their way is what they wanted so bad !.. Just go ask Pelosi !!

  5. Biden is obviously a goofball who cannot restrain himself but bragging about his own incompetance was an insulting disgrace. What a ridiculous wannabe leader of our nation.

  6. You can’t take it away and live to brag about it. That’s what The second
    Amendment is all about. Military weapons to guard against Tyranny and Jackass ,moronic politicians like you. You want to see another Civil War? ; Try to remove the 1st or 2nd Amendment. Time for the U.S. to get rid of these imbeciles in Congress and the Senate and require qualification tests to run for office. Stay 9 used by Armed forces for admission to Military academies. Minimum passing score of 7 might be a good start.
    Applicants must pass both mental and physical evaluations and be fluent in English and be an American citizen. Only then can they become a candidate.
    By that measure 60% of Congress and 20% of the Senate would be ineligible to serve and 20 of the 23 Democratic Candidates for President would not Qualify.
    Our Congress has truly been exposed these past 2 years as a bunch of self serving idiots with double digit I.Q.’s with some notable exceptions.

  7. Treason is a badge of honor for the Godless NAZI Commie liberal Racist Muslim Demoncrat Party & RINOs! The party of hate, hypocrisy, lies, deception,Fake News(Russian Collusion & Jussie M hoax)the list is endless!And the clueless minions that follow them!

  8. All politicians are psychopaths. If a person running for office wasn’t, no one would vote for him/her/it (you decide) – they’d be too full of comity, probity, and humility.

  9. Listened to this idiot talk in Iowa today and it was a joke. Everything he said derogatory about Trump was actually the crappy stuff Obama and Biden said and did! He stumbled and repeated words all through his speech as if he has a medical condition. He went on to say Trump embarrassed us at the D-Day events which was just the opposite of what world leaders said about Trump. Biden, like his fellow Democrats just kept lying and lying! The guy has had it. He will have to really try hard to keep his son out of jail and probably himself too for aiding and abetting! What a chump!

  10. Power can be used for good, but it rarely is. The first amendment, along with the next nine were REQUIRED by the founding fathers to be added before they would consent to sign the Constitution. The “Bill of Rights” was meant to protect the country against a government gone rogue, such as Biden and his familiars desire. Anything mentioned in the “Bill of Rights” is something that our currentb”liberals” oppose.

  11. Biden Says ‘We Cruddy Politicians Can Take Away First Amendment If We Want To’..
    NO you can’t the founding fathers addressed that issue …..
    They created the second amendment…

  12. We can only hope they run Biden against Trump. Would be a landslide victory for the good guys and maybe the libs will final go back to the hole they came from, the lying, hateful POS they are. Goodbye Hateocrats.

  13. I just read an article where a community in Australia is changing the name of an event from “Mother’s Day” something to “Binary Day”. The mayor apologized to members of the community for all of the past years of pain that came from the previous name. Biden says politicians can take away free speech then, and they have now. It’s called Jewish owned Hollywood, MSM and Newspapers and Controlled Social Media. It’s the stuff the world loved Hitler so much for, eight? This indoctrination on college campuses across the nation is like the Hitler youth only at an older age. What Biden said then, I call it a play on words then and now. You can take away the constitution since it was worth nothing way before idiot made that statement. Politicians want censorship ability period and now they’ve got it. Politicians have the same chance to take away my free speech as they do my guns. Zero!

  14. Creepy Joe is hanging by an old thread and needs to be educated about all Americans rights that can’t be messed with. Like Reagan said ” Under no pretext should arms and ammunition be surrendered ; any attempt to disarm the people must be stopped , by force if necessary ” That came straight from our former President himself and it should be remembered by all !!!


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