Revolutionary War re-enactors, portraying British regular soldiers, march past a fallen Minuteman on Lexington Green in April 2000, on the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. (MICHAEL DWYER, AP file photo) “No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.” The drafters of the Bill of Rights included the Third Amendment because they feared the power of a government that could run rampant over its unarmed citizens as the British did to the Colonials. British troops broke into Colonial homes, stole their produce and livestock and raped their women — all with impunity. To make it easier to commit such outrages and to prevent the Colonials from defending themselves, the British took away the Colonials’ guns and forbid their importation. The Second Amendment guarantees all citizens the right to resist the federal government if it ever tries to exercise, like the British did against the Colonials, powers beyond those granted by our Constitution, a process that some think could be nascent. Therefore, consider what every repressive society dictator does when he achieves power: He disarms the citizenry because an unarmed people are helpless against domestic, as well as foreign, enemies.