3rd Amendment to The United States Constitution

Tom Landquist Political Digest, US Constitution 2 Comments

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

It’s pretty much how it sounds: The government can stick an army guy in your house. This amendment exists to draw a clear line in the sand allowing citizens to use their property the way they want to.

Well… There is one exception. They can do it only during war time in a way that fits in line with the law. MEANING it can only happen when national security is at risk by invading sources or the like.

The bonus part of this amendment is it stands as clear evidence the framers of the constitution meant it to be used to protect the citizens from the government. This has been used in a number of supreme court cases.


Comments 2

  1. That would leave us in kind of a quandary.

    It can be reassuring to have soldiers in our house, defending our turf….

    But the house becomes an enemy target also….LOL

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