[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer has a way of cutting-through the rhetoric to describe a political issue at its root. Recently, the Fox News contributor commented on the liberal demands that South Carolina lawmakers remove the Confederate flag from the capitol.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]This, Krauthammer asserts, is a standard reaction by the left to “do something,” even if their proposed action is irrelevant.
“Had the flag not existed or not been on the grounds of the (South Carolina) capital, this massacre would have happened in any case,” he contended. “But it’s the standard liberal impulse.”
“Something happened (that is) really bad. So there’s gotta be a problem and there has to be a solution, we must do something. Even if the ‘something’ is entirely irrelevant,” Krauthammer commented on “Special Report.”
“Had all the laws Obama wanted to pass passed, it would have made no difference whatsoever. But that’s instinct: don’t just stand there do something, when Reagan advised, ‘don’t just do something, stand there.’”
Without really discussing the Confederate flag itself, Krauthammer identified the key position of the left: liberals are less interested in doing the right thing than they are simply doing something. Krauthammer also highlighted gun control laws as another example of the left’s commitment to irrelevant actions.
In truth, many of our nation’s troubles can be attributed to a mindset within the Legislative and Executive branches of government that demand that new laws be constantly created, that new actions be constantly taken.
In reality, Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote rings true: “That government is best which governs least.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]