- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Charles Krauthammer says the national hysteria over the Confederate flag shows the “standard liberal impulse” to take action and do something, “even if the ‘something’ is entirely irrelevant.”

Appearing on Fox News Monday, Mr. Krauthammer said he supported South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from flying outside the state Capitol, but he argued that the effort has nothing to do with the killing of nine people last week at a black Charleston church.

“I would have done it five years ago. It’s a good thing that it’s being done,” he said about efforts to remove the flag, The Blaze first reported. “But the other fact is: This is a total irrelevance. This has nothing at all to do with what happened. Had the flag not existed or not been on the grounds of the Capitol, this massacre would have happened in any case. But it’s the standard liberal impulse: ‘Something happened 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.”

“Gun control being the second example here, because had all the laws Obama wanted to pass passed, it would have made no difference whatsoever,” Mr. Krauthammer continued. “But that’s instinct: Don’t just stand there, do something, when Reagan advised, ‘Don’t just do something, stand there.’ “ 

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