Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bush wacked amend. 3

Third amendment
No quartering of soldiers in private houses during peace time, i.e. no Declaration of War has been announced

I had almost given up on finding the transgressions concerning this one until I stumbled on an article written by one retired Air Force officer on the subject. Brought to light the fact that the core concept behind the amendment was the drain of resources of the homeowner by the occupying troops whether it be for a day, a week, a month or longer. Considering the Iraq war has gone on for 5 years and is expected to continue longer the costs have been saddled on the American public not just 'us' but our children and grandchildren. These costs are just the same as if an army had taken up residence in our homes ate our food, drove our cars and ran the heat as if it were free.

It's a bit of a long read but very well written. I'm sure this may be the general consensus of the military but since they are not permitted to speak ill of the current administration while in uniform they must wait until retired before speaking their mind.

Surprise article


Distributorcap said...

like you said, even when this immoral and illegal war ends, it really doesnt end....

meanwhile bush clears brush

Wayne said...

And just why couldn't they speak ill of the current administration? Why must they wait, they have opinions too and methinks that might cause some additional slowness to our already slow government, but at least there would be whistle-blowers in there to keep people in check.