Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz, R-TX, speaks as FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and DOT I.G. Calvin Scovel appear before a Senate Transportation subcommittee hearing on commercial airline safety, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, 3/27/19, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

“All I’m looking forward to on July 4th is a lecture from Colin Kaepernick on why we shouldn’t celebrate it,” said no one ever.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the former NFL quarterback-turned-social justice warrior did on Thursday in a tweet he posted quoting abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass:

Outside of retweets, Kaepernick hadn’t posted anything to his Twitter account since May 20th.

Kaepernick was a key factor in Nike’s recent decision not to sell Betsy Ross flag-themed shoes, which Democratic politicians like 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro and California Gov. Gavin Newsom praised.

Historians and extremist group experts noted at the time that, contra to Kaepernick’s historical ignorance, the Betsy Ross flag is not a symbol of slavery, racism, and oppression.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) saw the Douglass quote and who posted it, and hopped on to Twitter in the middle of Independence Day festivities to add some much-needed context:

Cruz ended his Twitter thread by encouraging everyone to read the full speech in context:

National Review‘s Charles C.W. Cooke added a few tweets of his own quoting Douglass’s speech, and concluded by asking an important question of Kaepernick that he is unlikely to respond to:

I think the answer is clear.

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