Continuing the discussion from Is the Internet a Post Road?:
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Now we have a dedicated topic for the debate. I think the USAF is unconstitutional. My position, in a nutshell,
While I believe the proper role of a national government includes maintaining an air force, I believe the U.S. Air Force is unconstitutional . (the constitution grants Congress limited powers to “raise and support Armies ”, to “provide and maintain a Navy ”, and to “make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces”). Therefore the constitution is flawed and should be amended . How could it not be so? The Wright Brothers didn’t fly until 1903, while the Constitution was written in the eighteenth century.
In response to UltraVires’s most recent post, I don’t think such a broad definitions of “Armies” is in order when a distinction is made between “Armies” and “a Navy”. See also where the Constitution empowers Congress to regulate the land and naval forces - they did not anticipate an airborne fighting force.