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Poll results: Should We Repeal the 3rd Amendment to the United States Constitution?

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  • YES. I've got a spare bedroom they can use.

    4 44.44%
  • NO. I hate the troops, and thus, I hate America.

    5 55.56%
  • I'm not American, and just want to see how others voted.

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Thread: Should We Repeal the 3rd Amendment to the United States Constitution?

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    Should We Repeal the 3rd Amendment to the United States Constitution?

    The Third Amendment to the United States Constitution, part oft he Bill of Rights, reads:

    Quote Originally posted by The United States of America
    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.
    What patriotic American wouldn't want to provide a hot meal and a warm bed for the men and women that valiantly protect their freedom? They sacrifice their lives for us; why wouldn't we want to give something in return?


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    Boy that is a tough one. I wouldn't want to be anti-American. How could I not support the repeal? I mean if the government needs to have a couple militiamen in my house whenever they want, it seems reasonable that they should be able to.

    They already can tap my phones, and have the FBI and CIA spy on me... might as well have some guys living with me too. The more the merrier!!!
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    So if I live in a one bedroom apt I should move out and furnish, pay rent & utilities on two places or just sleep on the floor ?
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    If NoBama is re-elected he will force us all to house Islamic militias!!
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    It's not that I hate the troops, it's just that I wouldn't have wanted to provide a hot and a cot to me when I was one. I certainly wouldn't want swabbies or leathernecks or flyboys or even worse, officers of any branch, bringing my neighborhood down. Plus, as a Texian, I reserve the unrestricted right to shoot anyone who doesn't already live in my house.
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    I do not see any need for repeal. Soldiers can be quartered in our homes in time of war (in accordance with the law), and we are at war. Make room for the 101st.
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    It's all about freedom and the right to personal property. Here is a link that has a decent explanation on the law.
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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    It's all about freedom and the right to personal property. Here is a link that has a decent explanation on the law.
    Why do you hate the troops, michaelskis?

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    The 2nd and 3rd amendment were both reactions to the times in which the Bill of Rights were drafted. The second amendment interpretation has changes as the need to maintain arms to support a militia now implies an individual rights.

    Happy 225th anniversary US Constitution!!!
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    Happy 225th anniversary US Constitution!!!
    You mean it isn't flexible and all knowing?

    I think the 7th amendment should be read by the book. $20 is what is says. I am sure the framers knew that inflation would exist, and yet, they didn't explicitly give a figure that could be tied to the growth, so one would deduce that they meant $20.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    You mean it isn't flexible and all knowing?

    I think the 7th amendment should be read by the book. $20 is what is says. I am sure the framers knew that inflation would exist, and yet, they didn't explicitly give a figure that could be tied to the growth, so one would deduce that they meant $20.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Remember, whatever "the Founders" said or believed, is what we need to believe. They were prophets.
    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Separation of church and state. I mean except in cases of....
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Why do you hate the troops, michaelskis?

    Hate the troops, no.

    Hate the idea that I have provide food and lodging to a member of the armed forces in my home when we are not at war even if I object... yep.

    *I chose not to vote on the poll because none of the answers fit my opinion.
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    Sure. I wouldn't mind having a couple of drill sargeants move in for awhile and spend some time "mentoring" the kid...

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