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And Now The Skinhead Gestapo Are Screwing With The *3rd* Amendment

Nevada Family Says Police Occupation of Homes Violated the Third Amendment

Jacob Sullum|Jul. 5, 2013 10:00 am

You don't often hear about lawsuits based on the Third Amendment, the one that 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." That usually overlooked provision is cited in a federal lawsuit recently filed by Anthony Mitchell and his parents, Michael and Linda Mitchell—an oddity for which we can thank the Henderson, Nevada, police department. The Mitchells, who live in separate houses near each other in the Las Vegas suburb, were forcibly evicted from...


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Incorporation is bad m'kay

This is a property rights violation but NOT a 3rd amendment one. The 3rdA defines "Soldiers"(or agents of the Federal Government, which is clearly what the founders meant) which the Nevada Police are NOT.

They should have sued on the basis of the NEVADA constitution, and then they would have a stronger argument.

True enough.

However, I can understand the mistake, since it's pretty hard to tell the police apart from soldiers these days. In fact, apart from the uniforms, the police are reminding me more and more of warriors of The Golden Horde.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

That actually is a good point.

Considering how the local and state police are becoming militarized, however, there may not be much difference.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

They have found it!

I was wondering what kind of excuse the establishment could give for breaking the 3rd Amendment. "Strategic position against another suspect" is the answer! Brilliant!

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine