I have to find my copy of the constitution again . The Government is supposed to maintain a navy. Every two years there is supposed to be a vote on whether or not to keep a standing army. This has turned into how much will we spend on the military every two years. How much we spend was not the original intent. The founders did not want a standing army on OUR SHORES or any where else. My copy of the constitution is locked up in my cache so Ill google it for you.