The 108th Congress should:
- Resist all calls for a national I.D. card.
The Third Amendment of the Constitution 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.
Story, in his Commentaries on the
Constitution 3 : § 1893, writes:
|§ 1893. This provision speaks for itself. Its
plain object is to secure the perfect enjoyment of that great
right of the common law, that a man's house shall be his own
castle, privileged against all civil and military intrusion. The
billetting of soldiers in time of peace upon the people has been a
common resort of arbitrary princes, and is full of inconvenience
and peril. In the petition of right (3 Charles I.), it was
declared by parliament to be a great grievance.
The Founders' Constitution
Volume 5, Amendment III, Document 12
If a man's home is his castle, then so is his wallet, and
the government treads on this right when it demands the quartering of
government cards on our person. The government may as well require us to be
escorted at all times by a soldier who will verify our right to exist within
this nation's borders.
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