Kaepernick Bashes America On Fourth Of July, Ted Cruz Buries Him In Facts

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is back in mainstream media headlines after he convinced Nike to pull a new line of shoes because they depicted Betty Ross’ American flag, the one with 13 stars.

As if it was not bad enough to stop a major shoe line to pull American flag shoes just days before the country celebrated its Independence Day, Kaepernick also tried to ding the country on its big day.

Taking to Twitter, Kaepernick shared a Frederick Douglass quote that seems disparaging of the United States.

“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,” the quote from Douglass read.

As Twitchy reports, the quote was taken very out of context and Republican Senator Ted Cruz quickly defended Douglass’ speech from the attempted misrepresentation.


“You quote a mighty and historic speech by the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, but, without context, many modern readers will misunderstand,” the Texas Senator said.

Conservative pundit and editor of the National Review Charles C. W. Cooke also chimed in:

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

DISCLAIMER: Views expressed in articles do not necessarily reflect the views held by Sarah Palin.


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