Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quote of the day

If you want to live forever, then don't stop breathing, like I did.
- Val Patterson

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Where's a good Third Amendment lawyer when you need one?

A British judge rejected a suit by tenants of a big apartment building who were upset that her Majesty's army was placing missiles on the building's rooftop to protect London during the 2012 Olympics. 
Residents of the 17-story tower, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the Olympic Park in east London, say the missile battery could make their homes a terrorist target.

But the judge said the missiles presented no real threat.
The government would have a problem doing this here in the US.  The Third Amendment to the Constitution of the United States says that "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."

Of course, according to Justice Roberts, I suppose that the feds can make you pay a tax if you don't allow the soldiers in your house. And another penalty if you don't give them broccoli every night.