Originally Posted by W*GS
Who the **** knows? Most of the stuff that comes from cutthemdown is just plain insane.
Seems like someone needs to read Article 1 Section 8...
Let's take a look at the enumerated powers of Congress, in order, once again...
1 - Collect taxes
2 - Borrow money
3 - Regulate commerce
4 - Establish naturalization and bankruptcy laws
5 - Coin money
6 - Provide punishment for counterfeiting currency
7 - Establish Post Offices and transportation routes necessary for postal delivery
8 - Establish copyright laws (to promote the progress of science...
where are the constitutional conservatives on this one?)
9 - Establish a court system under the rule of the Supreme Court
10 - Define and punish piracy and violation of international law
11 - Declare war
12 - Raise and support armies
13 - Provide and maintain a Navy
14 - Establish laws to be followed by the military
15 - Provide a discipline by which to train state militias
16 - Exercise legislation over the District of Columbia
17 - Make other laws deemed necessary and proper
Raising and supporting a military fell to items 12 and 13 on a list of 17. Methinks the framers of the Constitution didn't just forget until they were halfway done, and then go, "OMG TOTALLY 4GOT THE ARMY WTF