Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2011

Why People Rarely Talk About the Third Amendment

Because the British army regularly commandeered colonists' homes, the Framers insisted on the right to refuse to quarter troops in private property. But the third amendment guarantee rarely comes into play today.

Amendment III
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.