A likely typo
From a Op-Ed by liberal-left Naomi Wolf, in the Washington Post:
"Is America still America if millions of us no longer know how democracy works?
In recent years, the trend away from teaching democracy to young Americans has been at least partly a consequence of the trend of teaching to the standardized tests introduced by the Bush administration. ...
Few young Americans understand that the Second Amendment keeps their homes safe from the kind of government intrusion that other citizens suffer around the world..."
I'd agree with that, but given the writer's political stance, I suspect she meant the Fourth Amendment,
UPDATE: Instapundit has a throughly tongue-in-cheek commentary:
"A couple of readers think that Naomi Wolf meant the Fourth Amendment, not the Second, but I'm sure they're wrong. First, she's writing about Constitutional ignorance, so I'm sure she took time to review the Bill of Rights herself. Second, if she had made that kind of error, one of the layers of editors at the Post would have caught it. Third, her statement is correct on the merits."
As he would say, Ouch!