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Cruz Drops Knowledge On Colin

Cruz Drops Knowledge On Colin
July 08
15:57 2019

Within the span of just a few days, two highly visible self-absorbed publicity seeking misinformed extremists dominated the airwaves during America’s celebration with their tall tales of victimization.

The first was AOC’s continuous attempt to dominate the news cycle, dropping “F-bombs” at Border Agents while deliberately being disingenuous regarding her “toilet tirade” in El Paso, Texas.

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The second was ex San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick attempting to double down on his controversial Betsy Ross NIKE sneaker debacle, by posting on Independence Day a quote from abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ celebrated 1852 speech.

“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.

— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2019

The misguided lackluster ex gridiron athlete also included his take   regarding the posts along with Douglass’ quote “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” speech, which was delivered on July 5, 1852, to the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in upstate New York.”

Aside from the famous passage Kaepernick’s post also included a video of a longer version of the speech and also images of slaves, the Civil War and a segment showing police using force against African-Americans.

The tweet by Kaepernick using Douglass’ famous speech and the accompanying video was perhaps in response to the firestorm and the growing backlash directed mostly at NIKE for scrubbing their Betsy Ross patriotic promotion depicting America’s first flag and the iconic 13-star circle representing the 13-original colonies.

Moreover, Kaepernick’s tweet also drew the attention of Texas Senator and historian Ted Cruz who noted within his tweet, “You quote a mighty and historic speech by the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass. But, without context, many modern readers will misunderstand, two critical points.

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 5, 2019

The Texas Republican proceeded to give Kaepernick a much-needed history lesson, regarding those extremely important “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,” Cruz tweeted.

The senator continues schooling the brash ex-football jock stating,  “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.”

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 5, 2019

What are we to conclude in 2019 regarding Kaepernick’s continued attempt to denigrate America while even abolitionist Frederick Douglass in 1852 recognized the potential of America’s greatness lied within those Founding documents that would eventually become the cornerstone of our Republic that “all men are created equal.” While Kaepernick uses past injustices to further an agenda steeped in racial demagoguery.

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  1. baggriff
    baggriff July 08, 18:24

    “The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he (or she) shall be able and willing to pull his (or her) weight”
    Theodore Roosevelt

    A wise man once said “Do not lament over yesterday for it is gone and you can do nothing about it, do not worry about tomorrow for it will take care of it self, but take care of today for no man is guaranteed tomorrow!”
    Jesus Christ

    We can blame the men of the past for their failings and hold them in contempt but we will have to go back to that wise man again when He said “And why behold thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but consider not the beam that is in thine Own eye?”
    Jesus Christ

    We need to pull together, not pull apart what we have!

    It is easy to tear down, and hard to build!

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  2. Shoshi
    Shoshi July 09, 00:58

    United we stand divided we fall.

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  3. Bill
    Bill July 09, 18:16

    Thank you, Ted Cruz, for clarifying Frederick Douglass’ speech that it was in 1852 when slavery gripped the nation. I am concerned that his comments may not hit the main street media, or other social media outlets.

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  4. Jeff
    Jeff July 09, 18:29

    Kaepernick is a clueless, anti-American punk.

    AOC is just cluless!

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    • Magster
      Magster July 10, 06:42

      You hit the nail on the head, Jeff. He’s a moron and she is a perfect example of someone who has taken a flea sized piece of information and run with it. That makes her dangerous; because she takes no responsibility for what she spews.

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    • Durpster
      Durpster July 10, 17:23

      Ever heard Sen. Cruz try and explain that the earth’s temperature isn’t really rising? If you have, then you know it is he that is clueless.

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      • CrustyOldGeezer
        CrustyOldGeezer July 10, 17:32

        Why no, I have not heard that dissertation.

        I have one of my own, even going to the necessary length to accept your premise, IF you are interested.

        The is MORE THAN AM<PLE EVIDENCE the Earth was a MINIMUM of 20° HOTTER for hundreds of thousands of years.

        And yet, MANKIND still walk the Earth, and Fish still swim the Seas and Rivers.

        And Polar Bears still live on Ice Floes when it suits their fancy.

        Anything else you fail to understand about the REAL WORLD?

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    • usahardware
      usahardware July 10, 18:08

      they are the racists

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  5. NavyJR
    NavyJR July 09, 18:44

    Some of the Founders MOST denigrated by today’s ignorant and uneducated (just left indoctrinated) blacks were among the very ones most against continuing the practice of slavery in the Republic, even before the writing of those early, founding documents. Jefferson included some of it in his Declaration; more was originally there, but got edited out by the future Dems in the Continental Congress! And Kaepernick and the rest need to grasp once and for all, it was NOT the handful of Blacks, but WHITES who enabled the ending of slavery, first in the UK and then the US; followed by our 2 nations encouraging other nations around the world to follow our examples. Sadly, to date, some have only given lip-service to the idea. Those are largely in Africa and the Muslim bloc.

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  6. Bill P.
    Bill P. July 09, 19:22

    The problem with Sen Cruz’s response is that it would take at least 30 seconds of concentrated attention to even begin to absorb.

    We have been living in the era of the “sound bite” for 50 years. Short and simple beats long and considered every time.

    I suspect Sen Cruz’s thoughtful piece will go completely unheeded by the vast majority.

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  7. thinkr2
    thinkr2 July 09, 22:05

    “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
    ― Booker T. Washington

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  8. MRD
    MRD July 10, 15:04

    Does anyone mention that slavery was done in Africa, blacks enslaving blacks? or that blacks enslaved blacks here when slavery was going on? Colin’s problem is he wants to blame something that happened years ago because he is a failure at his job. He can”t Qb, not because he is black, he has no talent.

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  9. Durpster
    Durpster July 10, 17:20

    More right wing craparooni. Do you really think Kaepernick didn’t know what year the speech was given in? And sorry, but I just don’t see the evidence of these “enormous strides” to protect the civil rights of everyone when you right wingers gutted the Voting Rights Act and continue to hold on to gerrymandering to cement your power over America. Nice try. No, no it wasn’t.

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    • LFRD
      LFRD July 10, 20:03

      I really Kaepernick did a google search for this quote and doesn’t have a clue what year the Civil War even was.
      Right Wing—what a hoot.

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  10. Scott
    Scott July 10, 18:33

    Dumpster, you are an idiot

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  11. LFRD
    LFRD July 10, 19:59

    AMEN to the educated and screw the ignorant ones. Information is for the taking. Stay uninformed or educate yourself. Thank you Ted Cruz.

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