Letter: Second Amendment will stand



Sole and absolute power cannot be acquired by a U.S. president until the separation of powers laid out in our Constitution has been eliminated. To amend this document requires consent from two-thirds of both houses of Congress, then ratification by 38 states. The possibility of Congress and the states wanting to relinquish all their prerogatives is about as unlikely as Rupert Murdoch inviting a brigade of U.N. troops to be garrisoned inside the Fox News headquarters, starting on the Fourth of July this year, with great fanfare, too.

Don’t become so terribly alarmed, Second Amendment patriots. This probably isn’t going to happen either. You can climb down off the top of the flagpole now. There’s also some guy down here from the IRS who wants to chat with you folks.

Gerald R. Johnson