According to the US Constitution:
The Congress shall have Power To …raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years….
Article I, Section 8, Clause 12
They had just thrown off the shackles of a King that kept a standing army and in the peoples homes. The framers of the Constitution wanted nothing to do with a standing army.
People are worried about the militarization of the Police, what if Congress decided to put a soldiers in every town, working under “Homeland inSecurity” in the national interest? What would the taxes on that look like?
It’s a slippery slope we are looking at.