The Third Amendment to the Constitution
of 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.
Ratified in 1791, the Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
sets forth two basic requirements.
During times of peace, the military may not house its troops
in private residences without the consent of the owners.
During times of war, the military may not house its troops
in private residences except in accordance
with established legal procedure.
By placing these limitations on the private quartering of combatants,
the Third Amendment subordinates military authority to civilian control
and safeguards against abuses that can be perpetrated
by standing armies and professional soldiers. (Legal Information Institute)
Described by some as “a preference for the Civilian over the Military,”
the Third Amendment forbids the forcible housing of military personnel
in a citizen’s home during peacetime and requires the process
to be “prescribed by law” in times of war. (Cornell Law School)
This Amendment is not considered controversial and has
never been litigated before the United States Supreme Court.
(Cornell Law School)
(However, many of us on the right could certainly argue that the
socialists are presently (2021) using the military to over-reach
and abuse this amendment, causing litigation to occur. (bm)