According to the words of Thomas Jefferson the government of the United States was created to be the servant of the states and the people. The authority of the government comes from the consent of the governed. The power of the national government was limited and well defined in order to prevent its abuse of power. Any power or authority not specifically granted in the Constitution was to be prohibited.
The authors of the Constitution knew that a strong central government would be potentially very dangerous if it had the power to regulate and discipline itself. They understood that unless the government was restrained, the government would become our master and we would become its slaves.
Many of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention were afraid that granting too much power to Congress would render the states and the people powerless to prevent the abuse of power by those elected to be our servants.
The Constitution was written to govern the government and if it had the power to write the rules to govern their own behavior it would like allowing Al Capone to sit on the jury to determine the guilt or innocence of Bonnie and Clyde.
The Constitution is like a recipe that needs to be followed exactly. If you add or subtract from it you will reap tyranny instead of liberty.
When making a batch of chocolate cookies, would you allow the baker to replace the sugar with garlic and the eggs with vinegar?
When we allow Congress to assume powers not delegated to them in the Constitution we give them the power to abuse us. Remember that powers not specifically granted to the government of the United States are reserved to the states and to the people.
A liberal or loose interpretation of the Constitution paves the way for bankers and the financial institutions to usurp the power that rightfully belongs to the people.
As the creator of our government our founders wrote a rulebook for our governmental employees. This rulebook known as the Constitution defines what the employees of the government can do. Any action taken by Congress that is not enumerated is unconstitutional.
Congress has crossed the line on many occasions and done things that they felt were necessary and proper, This progressive mindset has brought us the National Bank, the Progressive Income Tax, the Federal Reserve and the IRS are undeclared wars.