The Constitution for the United States of America

Article 1
Section 8 - Paragraph 14

To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces:

If the Federal Government is charged with the establishment and maintenace of a Navy and an Army, in times of war, it only follows that they must have the power to make such rules as are necessary for the regulation of the military forces.

In this case, military courts and court martials of military personnel are possible because the People who enter into military service do so under a contract with our Government. This contract makes them subject to the military rules and regulations.

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