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Re: Ayn Rand Paul Said It Best
Posted by SMAZ on Sat Jun 30 22:55:08 2012, in response to Re: Ayn Rand Paul Said It Best, posted by Train Dude on Sat Jun 30 20:09:32 2012.You said that conscription was called for in the constitution. I say it is not specifically mentioned.
ahhh....your old SDS self comes out.
The power to involuntarily draft Americans into military service is found in Congress's powers under Section 8, 12-16
12: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
13: To provide and maintain a Navy;
14: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
16: 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;
According to your logic, the US Air Force is unconstitutional because that text does not mention it.