Colin Kaepernick Slams America With Frederick Douglass Quote On July 4th. Cruz Smashes Him With Truth.

Former NFL quarterback turned activist Colin Kaepernick, who just launched a fresh controversy by complaining about Nike’s “Betsy Ross flag” shoe — leading to it being pulled — decided to really step on a landmine and post a cherry-picked quote from anti-slavory hero Frederick Douglass to bash America on the 4th of July.

What Kaepernick didn’t plan on was Sen. Ted Cruz coming after him to set the record straight and explain the truth about the quote using facts that point out that Frederick Douglass was very pro-America and that he stood up for the Declaration of Independence.

via The Daily Wire:

Kaepernick initiated his descent by tweeting a quote from Douglass: “‘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.”

Cruz then launched his fusillade:

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.”

Talk about getting scorched! Kaepernick probably needs an extra large tube of burn cream to make that bad boy go away. Yikes.

This is what happens when an ignorant man attempts to utilize political correctness in order to score “woke” points and make himself relevant. If he really cared about his cause, he’d do actual research from multiple sources to try and understand history in its proper context.

Also, if he happens to hate this country so much, why does he stay here? He himself has made millions of dollars from the capitalist system he trashes on a regular basis. It’s hypocritical to say the least.