Comment: Misses the point.

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Misses the point.

While the problems he pointed out were occasionally present, that wasn't the big deal behind the third amendment.

The major issue was that the soldier the king's army forcibly borded at a colonist's home also served as a spy. He sat there using up a bed, chewing up the food, and overhearing everything that was said in the house. Then the next time he was called to duty or drill he would also report anything suspicious he heard.

This made it very hard to organize anything political.

The modern equivalent is police spyware, such as keyloggers, installed in your computer. It resides in your property, chews up resources (processing power and network bandwidth), spies on your communications and records, and reports to the powers-that-be. Goodbye right to privacy and the requirement for probable cause, hello fishing expedition.

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.