What gives Lady Broadbeam away as a third-rater is her senior thesis at Princeton, some of which I've read on the Internet. It is a lot of cliche, I'm-a-victim PC tripe about the trials of having been black at Princeton, and how she had succeeded in spite of it. It's such garbage that any smart high school senior would be embarrassed to have their name on it.
One of the most important reasons for drafting the Constitution, which created the United States, was to improve Americans' ability to defend themselves from foreign threats. It had only been several years since the American forces had very narrowly escaped being defeated--once and for all--by the British. No reasonable person can believe that the Framers of the Constitution did not mean to give Congress the power to create whatever military forces our national security might require, even if they could not know exactly what weapons those forces might some day use.