Colin Kaepernick hates America.
There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
But the washed up quarterback just got owned by Ted Cruz when he tried to bash America on the 4th of July.
Kaepernick pulled a quote out of context from famed abolitionist Frederick Douglas to bash America on Twitter.
“What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine…There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.”
– Frederick Douglass pic.twitter.com/IWLujGCJHn
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2019
That’s when Senator Ted Cruz fired back a barrage of facts about the speech and the man Kaepernick was quoting out of context:
You quote a mighty and historic speech by the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, but, without context, many modern readers will misunderstand. Two critical points: This speech was given in 1852, before the Civil War, when the abomination of slavery still existed. Thanks to Douglass and so many other heroes, we ended that grotesque evil and have made enormous strides to protecting the civil rights of everybody.
Douglass was not anti-American; he was, rightly and passionately, anti-slavery. Indeed, he concluded the speech as follows: “Allow me to say, in conclusion, notwithstanding the dark picture I have this day presented, of the state of the nation, I do not despair of this country. There are forces in operation, which must inevitably, work the downfall of slavery. ‘The arm of the Lord is not shortened,’ and the doom of slavery is certain. I, therefore, leave off where I began, with hope. While drawing encouragement from ‘the Declaration of Independence,’ the great principles it contains, and the genius of American Institutions, my spirit is also cheered by the obvious tendencies of the age.”
Cruz concluded by telling everyone to read the entire speech.
Let me encourage everyone, READ THE ENTIRE SPEECH; it is powerful, inspirational, and historically important in bending the arc of history towards justice: https://t.co/il9WNrmxho
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 5, 2019
But Cruz wasn’t the only one to slam Kaepernick’s shameless attempt to misrepresent Frederick Douglass’ views for his own anti-American crusade.
National Review online editor Charles C.W. Cooke launched his own barrage to add further context to Douglass’ speech and views on America.
Now, take the Constitution according to its plain reading, and I defy the presentation of a single pro-slavery clause in it. On the other hand it will be found to contain principles and purposes, entirely hostile to the existence of slavery .. Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the Constitution is a GLORIOUS LIBERTY DOCUMENT. Read its preamble, consider its purposes. Is slavery among them? Is it at the gateway? or is it in the temple? It is neither…
“Interpreted as it ought to be interpreted, the Constitution is a GLORIOUS LIBERTY DOCUMENT. Read its preamble, consider its purposes. Is slavery among them? Is it at the gateway? or is it in the temple? It is neither.” — Frederick Douglass
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) July 5, 2019
When it comes down to it, Kaepernick isn’t protesting the flag or America because of perceived problems of police brutality or racism.
He and his followers simply hate America to its core.
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