Fleet Marine Life #111 – 3rd Amendment

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Wikipedia says:

“The Third Amendment (Amendment III) to the United States Constitution is a part of the United States Bill of Rights. It was introduced on September 5, 1789, and then three quarters of the states ratified this as well as 9 other amendments on December 15, 1791. It prohibits, in peacetime, the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner’s consent. It makes quartering legally permissible in wartime only, and then only according to law.”

This nation is not in a formally declared war. The last formally declared war was for World War 2.


Since we’re technically not in war, imagine if a bunch of soldiers forced their way into your home and said, “Hey. We’re going to stay here.” I know I would be pissed.

For Marines, we don’t live in a private area. We are forced to live in the barracks, unless married, and follow whatever rules are forced on to us. If my Sergeant knocked on my door and said, “These 3 guys are going to live with you,” I wouldn’t be able to argue with him or fight the system. I wouldn’t be able to get up and leave. I would have to just accept it.

Many Marines don’t accept it. So they get married to move out of the barracks.

Getting roommates whether we like it or not since 1775.