Ted Cruz Schools Anti-American Kaepernick And NYT Editorial Board Member With Ease

July 7, 2019
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Kaepernick the kneeler, is persistent in his attempt to attack anything remotely patriotic.

After stopping Nike from making a patriotic shoe he decided to attack Independence day by taking a quote by Fredrick Douglas out of context. But he was quickly called out for his mischaracterization of the quote by Sen. Ted Cruz.

Kaepernick’s tweet.

“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 responded to the kneeler.

“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.”

Surprisingly a New York Times Editorial Board member took offense to these quotes and decided to berate Cruz.

“Frederick Douglass is an American hero, and his name has no business in your mouth.”

But he was on a roll and fired back. 

“Let’s see. You’re on the editorial board of the NYT. You respond to any view you don’t like, not with facts or reason, but w/ ad hominem attack. And you seem dismayed that I linked to Douglass’s entire speech, so readers can judge for themselves. You represent your employer well.’

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