The necessary and proper clause is one of the most abused provisions in the Constitution.
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.
For Further Reading
- New Mexico House Passes Bill to Legalize Marijuana Despite Federal Prohibition - March 1, 2021
- Montana House Passes Bill that Sets Foundation to End Federal Gun Control Enforcement - March 1, 2021
- Maryland Senate Committee Passes Bill to Limit State Participation in Federal Police Militarization Programs - March 1, 2021