Originally Posted by listopencil
It's not perfect but look at the terminology involved. When people finally dislodged their heads from their asses and applied the rules equally it worked.
I think the terminology is key for reading it to reflect the intentions of our Framers. That means defining terms in the vernacular of the time.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950