I think Thomas Jefferson Wins This Argument
The necessary and proper clause is one of the most abused provisions in the Constitution.
— TenthAmendmentCenter (@TenthAmendment) August 14, 2020
Alexander Hamilton used it to justify the charter of a national bank. But Thomas Jefferson had a pretty simple and compelling argument. The word “necessary” means what it says. I think Jefferson wins this argument.
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