Here is the full text of the 3rd Amendment:
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 last line is a caveat that has been addressed in the Patriot Act and the Homeland Security Act, much to the detriment of a free society. The right of the People to petition the government, as provided in the 1st Amendment, is moot when elected officials choose to either ignore the petitioners, or when they are prevented from reading their petition(s).
Presently, Harry Reid has recessed the Senate for several weeks, now, while the members of the House of Representatives have opted to place party line politics ahead of conducting business on behalf of their constituents.
Unfortunately, the courts have opted to allow such abuses to continue, in spite of provisions in the Article 2 of the US Constitution and those provisions in the Bill of Rights that expressly prohibit such abuse by the Federal government.