The rule of law can be wiped out in one misguided, no matter how well-intentioned, generation
“Absolutist(s)” is the term President Obama used to describe people who expect laws to mean something. If I believe in the absolute nature of the rule of law, I am an “absolutist”. What President Obama said, in a way, is that the left demanding justice is equivalent to the right who demand immunity from the rule of law.
President Obama, who I voted for and want to support, just said “neither side is right.”
“If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, “the law is an ass, a idiot.”
Of course Obama is wrong on this, because two wrongs do not make a right.