The Constitution : An Symbol Of American Pride, Freedom, And The Hopes

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The U.S Constitution, drafted on May 25, 1787 has been an symbol of American pride, freedom, and the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the American people from the time of the founding to the present day. This document of course is not perfect and has many controversial clauses throughout it. These clauses, woven into the Constitution, have been considered ignored, misunderstood or misapplied. Some people merely want the correct meaning to be restored by educating the judiciary, others wish to amend the constitution so as to correct the way the constitution is applied. One in particular is the Necessary and Proper Clause. Over time, Congress has used what is considered its greatest stretch of power. The phrase "necessary and proper " appears once in the Constitution, in Article 1, Section 8, at the conclusion of the 16 enumerated powers. The people have growing criticism over the application of the clause and throughout history have expressed their opposition to it. As Congress has used its implied powers from the Necessary and Proper Clause, the reaction given by the people after said actions were performed from past to present day in America has been that in the beginning when the clause was used people have generally reacted negatively towards the actions Congress has taken using said clause as its rationale for events over time, giving the government a vast amount of control and power. As time went on however the clause has been used for public good and has brought

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