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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 02:36 AM
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101. Federal Standing Army?
Edited on Sun Jun-28-09 02:36 AM by boppers
You FAIL, and apparently know nothing about the US Constitution.

There was to be no standing army, only the militia.

"To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;
To provide and maintain a navy;
To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;
To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;"

National standing armies? Hell no. Not in there. Standing Navy, yes, but the armies could only stand when re-authorized every two years.

If you're a true libertarian/minarchist, arguing for taxation to support an army in times of peace makes very little sense.
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