<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>Whirlibird wrote:</div>According to the US Constitution:<br>
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….<br>
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.
HA!!!! That old piece of parchment? No one cares about that anymore. Just look at how the Dems left the chamber when it was read in the House a couple years ago.
I am just making light of the fact that this is a very slippery slope….. /sigh