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

from Constitutional Convention (Ft. James Madison & Thomas Jefferson) – The U.S. Constitution (Article 1) on Rap Genius

Meaning

James Madison knew that a truly democratic nation could not continue to exist if it was constantly at war, so the maximum amount of time permitted for military appropriations is 2 years.

Unfortunately, the military industrial complex has made the threat of perpetual war all too possible.

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