Doug: I try to limit my exposure to current events, Joel. But if you're going to be active in the financial markets—which I am—you have no choice but to expose yourself to what journalists write. I find it mildly entertaining sometimes. But mostly just try to sort out the facts from the half-truths and lies.
Joel: Ok, let's get back to our REAL State of the Union project, whereby we examine the present day United States of America in light of the ideals enumerated in the first ten amendments to the American Constitution, also known as the Bill of Rights.
Today we look at the 3rd such amendment, worded as follows:
"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."