Charles Krauthammer: ‘Liberal Impulse’ to Demand Solution Even if the ‘Solution’ Solves NOTHING

[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]

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Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.

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