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America’s problems occur when Constitution ignored Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In response to last week’s disturbing column by Stephen Kent and the need to change the Second Amendment, it should be pointed out that all of America’s problems — slavery, the relocation of Native Americans, prohibition, concentration camps for Japanese-Americans, undeclared wars, and Roe v. Wade — occurred when we ignored or “improved” the Constitution.

Even more curious is the Conference of Catholic Bishops’ statement that guns are too easily accessible. Were it not for the Second Amendment, there would be no Catholic Herald, a Conference of Catholic Bishops, or even Catholics, for that matter, since we would long ago have been hunted down like rats, just like in the mother country of Merrie Olde England.

Think that’s an exaggeration? Thanks to our government-sponsored Arab Spring, Christians in general and Catholics in particular now face deaths for their beliefs. The last martyrs didn’t die in the Coliseum.

John F. Smith, Glen Haven