For all the hoopla that former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick has raised while protesting the national anthem, his voting record might surprise you.
If there were such a thing, that is.
According to records obtained by The Sacramento Bee, there is no record because the unemployed player has never registered to vote in any election, including last year’s presidential election.
The Bee reported that Kaepernick turned 18 in 2005 while living in California, but he did not register to vote in the state at any time, according to California Secretary of State records.
Nor did the former football player register to vote in Nevada while he was a student at the University of Nevada 2006 to 2010, according to the Washoe County Registrar of Voters.
Kaepernick even said he did not care who won last year’s election and told CNN that it would be hypocritical of him to vote.
Boy, that’s rich.
“You know, I think it would be hypocritical of me to vote,” Kaepernick said. “I said from the beginning I was against oppression, I was against the system of oppression. I’m not going to show support for that system. And to me, the oppressor isn’t going to allow you to vote your way out of your oppression.”
It looks like Kaepernick has been drinking the Kool-Aid for a long time because that gobbledygook makes absolutely no sense.
Voting is not a “system of oppression” — it is an incredible privilege — one that countless people do not have. Men and women have died for us to exercise that right.
For Kaepernick to feel so strongly about oppression to get down on one knee and protest “The Star Bangled Banner” but not get out and actually do something that makes a difference — like vote — is unconscionable.
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