Thursday, September 24, 2009

Amendment III

"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."

Comments by Nate Segal

Again, it seems to me that the Framers of our Constitution and this Amendment wanted to prevent the government abuses that they suffered from before 1776.

See Amendment II.

Some want to say that this amendment was never violated in American history. However, others – including myself – believe that President Abraham Lincoln did indeed violate the right enbodied in this amendment. President Lincoln also censored what had been a free press, although he was not the first. President John Adams had earlier enacted and enforced the Alien and Sedition Acts which curtailed free speech and freedom of the press.

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