Kaepernick trashed 4th of July, then Ted Cruz set him straight


Colin Kaepernick trashed Americans and the 4th of July by quoting Frederick Douglass, an important figure in American history. Except, Kaepernick didn't have any idea what he was talking about and Ted Cruz had to step in and set the former quarterback straight with some stone cold facts. Let's remember that Ted Cruz certainly knows his history, and it was quite funny when Cruz reminded Kaepernick that Douglass was all about America and, according to Daily Wire, had 'venerated the Declaration of Independence itself, which was signed on the Fourth of July.'


Kaepernick quoted 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.”

Ted Cruz stepped in for a second and completely annihilated Kaepernick - with facts, of course. Cruz said:
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.
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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 ended his Twitter thread telling Kaepernick to read the ENTIRE speech.

And that is how you slam someone with the facts.

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