The Harris Doctrine
Hat tip to California attorney general Kamala Harris. Commenting on the San Francisco sanctuary shooting of Kathryn Steinle, Harris is quoted as saying: "Our policy should not be informed by our collective outrage about one man's conduct."
Bravo. Now, will Democrats please memorize and apply the Harris Doctrine of reasoned, thoughtful, measured response to...pretty much everything they talk about? We could begin with race relations. For instance, let’s play “fill in the blank” with the Harris Doctrine regarding the terrible shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. Imagine this story. Responding to the shooting by Dylann Roof, California attorney general Kamala Harris said, “Our policy should not be informed by our collective outrage about one man’s conduct.”
How about this from 2011? Responding to the horrible shooting of Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords, President Obama noted that “our policy should not be informed by our collective outrage about one man’s conduct.”
Sadly, we could go on and on (and feel free to) with example after example where the Harris Doctrine of a measured, thoughtful response would be just the right salve for a national wound.
We would do well to remember Harris’s comments, since Democrats certainly won’t.