D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry is a longtime advocate of freeing the nation’s capital from “political slavery.”

So on Independence Day, instead of using his Twitter account to share images of “dirty” Asian businesses, Barry attempted to rally his followers to the “Free D.C.” cause … by telling them to put their “#$%!” hot dogs down.

“Put the #$%! hot dog down” — the phrase that launched a revolution?

Oh, and you know who’d have the (former?) crack-smoking, bitch-set-me-up councilman’s back while he topples that “paternalistic” crown? Frederick Douglass, natch.

Er, sorry, Fred Douglass.

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We’re wondering how the abolitionist leader would feel about having his words hijacked by a man who wanted to rid the country of the Filipino nurse menace.