Britain Guilty of Fiduciary Trust Fraud Against Americans, Canadians, and Aussies
Seen from that perspective you can see why Congress acted as it did. From their perspective the land was at peace and in control of whatever the sea did or did not do, as the sea jurisdiction operated by the Federal United States has always been just a delegation of 19 enumerated functions to be done in behalf of the States. They don't even have all of the powers on the Sea--- just some of the sea jurisdiction has been delegated. And if the States want to get together and amend the deal to give the Federal entity more or less power, they can convene a Continental Congress and do so.
The problem is that in a sense, we have forgotten who we are and what our powers are and what powers we delegated to them and how we can also take back any power delegated to them.