Sunday, November 20, 2005

Question Of The Week, 11/20/05

Good morning. Once again I'm glad I had came up with the idea of doing this series of questions. Late Friday night I started getting a migraine and I still have it. I should be ready to go to work this afternoon. This weeks Question Of The Week is. What is the meaning of the Third Amendment to the United States 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." I will post my answer in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Chris said...

During time of war, things change. In a manner of law that is.

8:15 AM  
Blogger American Crusader said...

Thanks for your earlier comment on my site..I agree that we should never use certain weapons on civilians. I don't think civilians were targeted, but we have plenty of weapons in our arsenal that would have gotten the job done without controversy.
In answer to your question..I think this is another classic example of an amendment that was written to address a problem or situation that no longer really exists. Is it still relevant? It's hard to conceive of a situation where the world's most advanced army/military would find need to quarter soldiers in civilian homes. Probably the most important remaining relevance to the third amendment is that it's still emphasizes civilian control of the Army/military. Tough question

9:52 AM  
Anonymous scriptor said...

I aggree with American Crusader. From when I read the Constitution, and several books about it, it is clear that many parts of it were, understandably, for that period of time. The 3rd amendment was probably added to appease the public.

Again, it is a question of what is a state of war. Does Iraq count?

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Jake Porter said...

I agree with american crusader.

The importance of this is to stop the military from taking over your home because it is your property.

This also goes along with the fourth amendment which gurantees the right to privacy.

7:33 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

A little late again, we had a rough night at work. After I got home cleaned up and ate I sat down at the computer and fell asleep. Good answers by all. This one always made me wonder, what is it? Something to put the property owners mind at ease in a new land where the idea of another revolution or civil war was always a possibility. Will there ever be another revolution or civil war in this country? Lets pray not. We can't forget that one of our former presidents made some comments about a need for an occasional revolution to keep our Republic.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

8:31 AM  
Blogger The Sovereign Editor said...

In my analysis, the 3rd Amendment reads as follows: "Soldiers may be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, but only in a time of war, and only in a manner to be prescribed by law."

The real question is when a law allowing quartering would be enacted. Such a law would be enacted when the need arises. There has not been a need since the War Between the States because these United States have not needed to field armies on American soil since that time.

If you will note, during World War II, soldiers on both sides used civilian houses as needed and without the consent of the owners -- some of whom were in their houses at the time they were commandeered.

11:46 AM  
Blogger BLOGBANK said...

Sovereigns has it right.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Protect your Private Property. It's a law. Check this out

9:34 PM  

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