The Third Amendment – The Story of the Bill of Rights
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The Third Amendment – The Story of the Bill of Rights


The Third Amendment: 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. It’s kind of weird to think about an amendment that talks about quartering troops. But this is a generation of people who experienced an army that came from overseas and planted themselves in their homes and took over. So it makes perfect sense that one of the things they would say in the Bill of Rights is, okay, that whole quartering army thing, that whole thing about our property being able to be taken over by this army, it was very bad. We had no rights. We watched our property, our lives, our cities get taken away.

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