The Third Amendment is one of those we don’t talk about much these days. It seems like one of those concerns that was far more relevant to our Founders than to us.
But I found myself once again struck by their wisdom today as I read a post over at Curtis’ place. He linked to a story about how DHS has issued a warning that our bus system is the number 1 target of Mo these days. Of course, now we have no choice but to accept VIPR checkpoints across the highways. And since Mo may be in any car as he hunts for bus-riding victims, all drivers in all car models are subject to TSA pat downs…
Consider a near-future DHS memo: Terrorist chatter indicates that their new number 1 target is Americans in their homes.
Remedy: DHS will place Agents in your home, Citizen, to ensure that Mo is not hiding under your bed.
Then I would ask you to consider merging goals of those who would be our Masters…
So, why would DHS not simply deputize college kids (for a reduced payment on their college loans) or homeless people (because homeless is bad, m’kay) and assign them to your basement, guest room, or sofa? Of course, as a fully deputized DHS Agent, they would See All and Say Everything to their Masters. Your secrets would be no more.
Yes, my examples are deliberately cast toward the ridiculous…but where on the ridiculous spectrum do you put DHS and those who want to be your Masters?
Thank you for 3A, Founders…though very few will protect it any better than any other Right.