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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Slams Obama’s Reference to ‘Absolutism’

AmyDB Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:41 PM
LowLow has reached a new level of foolish with this one..... Since this is my right, I should get a gun for free - heck, as many as I want. To force me to pay any money at all to exercise this god-given right would infringe upon it! We don't charge people to exercise their 1st-amendment right, why the 2nd? Help! I'm oppressed! & WHERE'S MY OBAMAGUN?!?!?!?!?! __________ No one votes for you or carts your arrse to the polls. No one does your talking for you, no one carts you off to worship service. Those are all rights but you must _exercise_ them. The same is true of the 2nd Amendment. You must be the one to _exercise_ it. That means you have to obtain your own weapon.
Loiso12013 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:46 PM
Loiso12013 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:47 PM
Isn't absolutism the extreme end of extremism?
Simplecaveman Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:48 PM
No. You're just being a mindless liberal.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:49 PM
Sounds like you are speaking of socialism.
Joesolis Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:09 PM
I would say it is. Of course, being absolute or extreme about something is just a tool to accomplish a goal:

If you're being absolute or extreme about preserving our rights and freedoms gaurunteed by the Constitution, that would be a good thing.

If you're being absolute or extreme about taking tose rights away, that would be a bad thing.
Ken6226 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:11 PM
"Isn't absolutism the extreme end of extremism?"

Ask your beloved Obama.
3204 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:41 PM
flagged for excessive stupidity by the hoplophobe loser lois
3204 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:41 PM
flagged for excessive stupidity by the hoplophobe loser lois
scrow Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:44 PM
You have a habit of being absolute in all your statements.

You apparently have "absolute" and "absolutism" confused.

President Obama’s inaugural address was arguably one of the most liberal speeches he’s ever delivered—but one line in particular drew the ire of NRA’s Wayne LaPierre:  “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.”

Speaking at the 56th annual Weatherby Foundation International Hunting and Conservation Award dinner in Reno, Nev., LaPierre said, “Obama wants to turn the idea of “absolutism” into another dirty word, just another word for extremism. He wants you to accept the idea of “principles” as he sees fit to define them. It’s a way of...