A response to Mr. Aycock:
I am not sure what Article I, Section 8, Clause 12 of the Constitution has to do with my argument.
Defense is definitely a constitutionally mandated function of the federal government. That clause deals with spending money on the army in the year appropriated.
In the two centuries since the Constitution was written, technological progress has created a need to appropriate programs differently and over longer periods.
Just because one clause of the Constitution may need updating does not mean we should ignore the plain meaning of the rest. Read More»