The National Bank

Strict Interpretation


We The People For The People

"Necessary" and "Proper

This idea of having this bank is nothing but bizarre and outrageous, you claim that this finical institute is constitutional but you fail to point out where in the constitution it allows for such thing.  You claim that this national bank is "necessary" and "proper" but who decides that. Is it you? Or we the people? Delegates from each state ratified this constitution expecting nothing more or less from what was written.  You take it upon yourself to decide what's best for this country but you guys know nothing.  We've already seen enough madness, the god given rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press haven been taken away from the people (Sedition Act). People have been put in jail for preaching their beliefs and that's not what this country is built on.  

These loose interpretations have oppressed the people of this recently founded nation, we've escaped Britain's corruption and declared independence to find peace and humility.  However, these loose interpretations ruin the idea of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness".  By sticking with our foundations and strictly interpreting what was written in the constitution we avoid corruption, we avoid loopholes in the system, most importantly we avoid war.  Who's to say that there might not be a revolution if this continues, we protect the people and their rights.  If loose interpretation continues we just destroy the American Dream, you're taking away the rights of the citizens.

Where Does It Say In The Constitution?

Strict Interpretation, For The People

Primary Source 1

"To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around the powers of congress is to take possession of a boundless field of power no longer susceptible of any definition"

Well, the powers of congress are stated in the constitution, if somebody takes it upon themselves to pass those boundaries they're automatically deemed out of reason.  They're taking advantage of the system and their power has now exceeded all limits.  By allowing loose interpretation we are not only asking for inevitable destruction but a dictatorship.  This goes against everything written in our constitution, everything that we fought for.  The bank is not the true issue however, it is going to start a never ending avalanche.  

source-  Great Debates In American History Packet, Page 1

Primary Source 2

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people".

The National Bank is not mentioned in the constitution hence, it is unconstitutional.  The Federalists believe that because the bank is necessary and proper that it is constitutional.  However, any rights that are not given to the federal government are handed down to the states.  So, the decision of having his finical institute is handed down to the states or the people. The federal government shouldn't even have a say in this argument whatsoever because this not a matter of the federal government but the state government because this power was never given to the national government  nor is it prohibited to the states.  

source- United State Constitution, 10th amendment

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