Quartering of Soldiers

A couple weeks back when Namby and I had our constitutional literacy quiz, he claimed that the Third Amendment was the most useless.  Amendment III states:

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.

While I agree that this amendment has very few practical implications for today’s world, I can say the prohibition of quartering soldiers in private homes is quite prudent.  I mean, how do you even fit four horses into the same room?

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7 Responses to “Quartering of Soldiers”

  1. Larry Says:

    I think we are in violation of this Amendment. Have you seen the hideous mules they are housing at the Sigma Moo sorority house?

    I don’t even think a homely soldier would bone any of these beasts.

  2. Joe Says:

    The Third Amendment is necessary. Just prior to the revolution, colonists had to house British soldiers under the law.

    You appear to have a stronger belief in man’s goodwill to man than I do.

  3. bl1y Says:

    The inability of my readers to read three short paragraphs will never cease to amaze me.

  4. evrenseven Says:

    I don’t get it.

  5. Aline Says:

    Me either. I think the posters are correct and bl1y is cracked.

  6. bl1y Says:

    Quartering can also refer to executing someone by having their body ripped apart by horses.

    You all suck at trivia.

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