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Third Amendment

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The Third Amendment to the United States Constitution reads:

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.

Parsing the Third Amendment[edit]

This amendment was very relevant to the era in which it was first passed, since the forcible quartering of British Soldiers was one of the things that precipitated the American Revolution. It is considerably less relevant now as the US military provides housing for its troops - as do most militaries today.

Criticism[edit]

None! Zero! Zilch! This appears to be the only amendment nobody has had any issues with and can, generally, agree upon the interpretation of. But really, will that last?[1]

Memorable Quotations[edit]

"You troops are just going to have to sleep on the patio" is a perfectly Constitutional thing for you to tell them.
Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort-Of History of the United States

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. If the experts are to be believed: yes, it will last.
U.S. Constitution articles on RationalWiki
Preamble • Articles: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7

Bill of Rights: I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X - Further amendments: XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI XXII XXIII XXIV XXV XXVI XXVII

Pending: Congressional Apportionment - Titles of Nobility - Corwin - Child Labor - Failed: Equal Rights - D.C. Voting Rights


Related topics

Interpretation: Originalism - Textualism - Responsive interpretation Modes of review: Rational basis - Intermediate scrutiny - Strict scrutiny
Other stuff: Articles of Confederation - Establishment Clause - Gun control