For all of his public protestations about how awful America is, for all of the numerous times he has disparaged the national anthem, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has never registered to vote.
The Sacramento Bee reports that Kaepernick, raised in Turlock, could have registered to vote in 2005, when he was 18, but has never bothered to do so, according to records maintained by the California Secretary of State. He could also have registered to vote in Nevada when he attended the University of Nevada, Reno, from 2006 to 2010, but never did, according to the Washoe County Registrar of Voters.
On Sunday, Kaepernick told reporters he was indifferent as to who won the presidential election, remarking that it would have been “hypocritical of me to vote,” while adding, “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’s not exactly difficult to register in California; you can even do it online, as you can see here.
But Kaepernick would apparently prefer to believe that the American system of voting to express one’s preferences is an inadequate method to effect change. He would rather posture and preen about his hatred of “the system of oppression.”
Kaepernick would apparently prefer to believe that the American system of voting to express one’s preferences is an inadequate method to effect change.
Why, it’s almost as if he could become an icon for leftists who accuse the American system of systemic racism.
Wait a minute . . .