“War! What is it good for?”

Source: The Racinian
by Dave Kristopeit

“Our founders were fearful of perpetual war. They did not want the power to declare war in one individual’s hands like it was in Europe where Kings and Queens could declare war at whim. And they did. So our founders set up a system where the war purse strings were put into the hands of the Congress and not the President. But over the years Congress has shed this responsibility and handed it to the President in the form of the War Powers Act, the US Patriot Act, the Authorization for the Use Of Military Force, and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, etc.” (06/06/21)