Category Archives: Navy
We the People ordained and established the Constitution in order to provide “for the common defense.” In doing so, the debate was sparked over what was needed for that defense, and whether or not there any actual threats to the United States. How would the power of taxation, given to the proposed new government, be an great asset to provide for such a common defense? And ultimately, who decides what are the national security interests of the nation?
The Congress shall have Power To …provide and maintain a Navy….
ARTICLE I, SECTION 8, CLAUSE 13
Congress is given few and very defined powers in the Constitution. The interpretation of how far those powers extend has been going on since the very beginning.
Few & Defined
Original Airdate: March 25, 2011