Ed-vise: 3rd Amendment

A fostering a puppy GOOD MORNING!!! (grrr) to you all! Yup, helping a friend out for a couple weeks. Nope, I am DEFINITELY NOT keeping this little bastard!

Monday Musings Ed-vise today. Cause it’s MONDAY! So GET AFTER IT!

I’m gonna give you all, my vast number of readers, a bit of learning.

It’ll be Constitutional type. Stay with me cause it will help you a lot at various family gatherings when everyone stands up and wants to be “right.”

Everyone knows the 1st Amendment (free speech and religion stuff).

Everyone knows about the 2nd Amendment. That’s the gun one.

How about the 3rd Amendment? No Googling.

It’s one that nobody ever tries to defend. Nobody stands up for it. Nobody declares it a “Sacred Right” or that it is “Fundamental to our existing as ‘Muricans.”

Nobody says “you can take my 3rd Amendment right from me when you pry it out of my cold dead hands.”

It’s never used to distinguish ‘Murica from other nations around the world.

We don’t sing songs about it or have posters made or movies made or celebrations of it. Never gets written into legal briefs or argued before any court since 1982, which happened to be the ONLY time it was brought up in the landmark Supreme Court decision of Engblom v. Carey. A legendary case worthy of cinema (never made) that probably would have proven better than Erin Brockovich.

The 3rd Amendment says “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.”


3rd Amendment says it all!

It was one of the original Amendments that came about in the first draft of the Constitution. It’s purpose was to stop the military from showing up on a farmer’s land and taking everything for their own personal use, which was pretty common back in those days. In many countries around the world, it still is.

Soldiers just show up and take whatever they want. Stay as long as they like. Drink all your beer. Tie up your X-box playing Call of Duty all night. Leave the toilet seat up. Just an overall pain in the ass.

Not in ‘Murica! We have the 3rd Amendment and ain’t NOBODY gonna take that from me!

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Be the person a stranger will do CPR on. Check in on each other and remember cowboy’s used to put a lantern on their horses to travel at night. It was the first…SADDLE LIGHT! BWAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAA…giddy up!


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