Echidna Media Organization project S.N.A.L. (emo_snal) wrote,
Echidna Media Organization project S.N.A.L.

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13 of 30 - The Dragonnades

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.

   Now as long as I'm on a constitutional roll, let's talk about this controversial little gem. I'm sure you probably can't even agree with your closest friends on interpretation of this one. I mean seriously, does an apartment count as a house? Does this mean that if you go to the bar and meet a lovely and/or dashing member of the armed services, depending on your inclination, you can't bring them back to your place without your landlord's permission?? That would seem to be the strict interpretation of it! Too bad Justice Scalia is no longer with us to give us the hard literist take on this. Only members of the army are officially called soldiers now, so can one bring home a Sailor?

   This is the Third Amendment and really when I was looking at the list of items in the Bill of Rights this one struck me as much more specific and uncontroversial than the others. Indeed wikipedia informs me that it has _never_ formed the main argument of any case before the supreme court.

In the future, there is only war ... and as a consequence the 3rd Amendment shall not apply and God Emperor Trump will assign a PTSD suffering space marine to every household!

Tags: god emperor trump, jurisprudence, the future

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