The Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
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.
The third amendment to the constitution is not a matter much discussed in the never-ending debates about all things political debates of our time, but it is important nonetheless.
The Third Amendment limits the federal government’s ability to use private homes as lodging for soldiers. The Supreme Court has never decided a case directly implicating the Third Amendment and has cited it only in a handful of opinions. As a result, some legal scholars consider the Amendment to be “an interesting study in constitutional obsolescence.” When ratified, however, the Third Amendment enshrined “protections of great importance,” reflecting the Founders’ pre-Revolutionary experiences with British soldiers and centuries of English history.
Despite the Amendment’s near-disuse as to its original protections, it took on a new dimension in the second half of the twentieth century, with courts and scholars citing it as one of the constitutional “guarantees creat[ing] zones of privacy” and for a “traditional and strong resistance of Americans to any military intrusion into civilian affairs.”
I think the most interesting and insightful points are
“creating zones of privacy”
“strong resistance of Americans to any military intrusion into civilian affairs”
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