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Morning Bell: Why We Provide for the Common Defense

Morning Bell: Why We Provide for the Common Defense - The duty to “provide for the common defense” is right there in the Preamble to the US Constitution. If any program can stand on its constitutional merit, Heritage.org (blog)

Driven by the desire to save money, Congress should not take steps that reduce military spending in the short term but vastly increase the danger and cost to America in the long term. It can do this by providing for defense an average of $720 billion per year for each of the next five fiscal years, in addition to the funding needed for ongoing contingency operations. In his farewell address, Washington urged Americans to remember “that timely disbursements to prepare for danger frequently prevent much greater disbursements to repel it.”

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