Constitutional war keeps US people safest when fought to total surrender, with reconstruction by the US

We the People illustration for constitutional war
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…[2]

Constitutional war is funded, armed, staffed, regulated, and declared by Congress

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States…

To borrow Money on the credit of the United States…

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress…[3]

Constitutional war is executed by the president

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States…[4]

In hazardous situations, the first consideration needs to be safety

Self Preservation is the key in any rescue. Every year, approximately five people lose their lives while attempting to rescue someone in trouble. While it may seem counter-intuitive, your own personal safety should remain paramount in any rescue situation.[5]

Passengers should always don their own mask prior to assisting others (such as children) with their mask.[6]

Boss Spearman: Sounds like you got it all worked out.
Charley Waite: Yeah, except the part where we don’t get killed.[7]

No dumb bastard ever won a war by going out and dying for his country. He won it by making some other dumb bastard die for his country.[8]

Constitutional war has kept US people safest when fought to total surrender, with reconstruction by the US

In 5 conflicts, Congress has declared war 11 times creating constitutional war
In 5 conflicts, the US has declared war 11 times, creating constitutional war[9, 10, 11]

Constitutional wars with total surrender and with reconstruction by the US have brought peace and prosperity. Other approaches have brought mixed results.


  1. The Constitution of the United States.ConstitutionUS.com, 21 Apr. 2017, constitutionus.com/. Accessed 21 Apr. 2017.
  2. US Declaration of Independence.
  3. US Const., a 1, sec. 8.
  4. US Const., 2, sec. 2, cl. 1.
  5. Rescue Safety.RoyalLifeSaving.com.au, www.royallifesaving.com.au/families/out-and-about/activitiesequipment/rescue-safety. Accessed 21 Apr. 2017.
  6. Oxygen Systems.SkyBrary.aero, 29 Jan. 2017, www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Oxygen_Systems. Accessed 21 Apr. 2017.
  7. Open Range (2003) Quotes.IMDB.com, www.imdb.com/title/tt0316356/quotes. Accessed 21 Apr. 2017.
  8. No Bastard Ever Won a War by Dying for His Country.QuoteInvestigator.com, 24 Apr. 2015, quoteinvestigator.com/2015/04/24/war/. Accessed 21 Apr. 2017.
  9. Elsea, Jennifer K., and Richard F. Grimmett. Declarations of War and Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Historical Background and Legal Implications. Report RL31133, Congressional Research Service, 2014.
  10. Pei, Minxin, and Sara Kasper. Lessons from the past: the American record on nation building. Policy Brief 24, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2003.
  11. COUNTRY COMPARISON :: GDP – PER CAPITA (PPP).The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency, 2016. Accessed 20 Apr. 2017.

World War II victory was won through resistance and strength

GDPs ($b 1990) and GDP ratios of the great powersGDPs and GDP ratios of the major powers show that in the end, World War II victory was won throm superior economic strength.

World War II victory was won in two periods

This book deals with… …the contribution of economics to victory and defeat of the great powers in World War II.

… a broad understanding of ‘economies’… comprises the national requirements of the war, the quantity and quality of resources, their availability and mobilization, and the institutions and policies which mobilized them for wartime purposes.

… resources… include not only physical resources such as minerals, materials, and fixed capital assets, and financial stocks and flows, but also the human resources represented by the working population, its health and literacy, its degree of skill, training, and education, as well as assets represented by scientific knowledge and technological know-how.

…it has always made sense to distinguish two periods of the conflict.

World War II victory initially came from unexpected resistance

In the first period… strategy and fighting power enabled Germany and Japan to inflict overwhelming defeats…

The factors of strategic deception and surprise, speed of movement, skill in the concentration of forces and selection of objectives, martial tradition, and esprit de corps were all on their side. It was the very high quality of their military assets, the fighting power of their armies and navies, which, in the first years of the war, was almost decisive.

…the Axis leaders saw the warlike qualities of their military assets as providing a military substitute for productive powers, a means of neutralizing the quantitative advantages of the enemy, and an expansionist solution to their countries’ position of economic weakness.

The quick victory which Germany and Japan sought was frustrated by two factors:

  1. …the unanticipated will to resist…
  2. …the unexpected military capacity of the Allied powers to delay defeat and win time…

World War II victory later came from economic superiority

In the second period of the war… opposing forces ground each other down…

It was the quality, not the quantity, of German and Japanese military resources which postponed their defeat for so long, forcing their wealthier adversaries to accumulate a vast quantitative advantage in personnel and weapons before the defeat of the Axis could be assured.

The greater Allied capacity for taking risks, absorbing the cost of mistakes, replacing losses, and accumulating overwhelming quantitative superiority… determined the outcome.[1]


  1. Harrison, Mark. “The economics of World War II: an overview.” The economics of world war II: Six great powers in international comparison, edited by Mark Harrison, Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 1-42.