The creepy NRA is on the attack today against President Obama for saying in his Inaugural Address that we must distinguish absolutism from principle.
It was the best part of the address and I expound on it in tomorrow column at arkansasonline.com/brummett by giving several examples that contrast a destructively tunnel-visioned absolute with a soaring broad principle.
The NRA took the president’s line personally as an attack on an absolute guarantee of a right to bear arms and insisted everyone has the right to have hydrogen bombs at home, essentially.
Sneak preview of tomorrow’s litany of absolutes and principles: Absolutism — Wooo pig, sooie. Principle — We’re going to have to let you go, Bobby.