Was It the Biggest Political Flip-Flop Ever?

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“I don’t think anybody is surprised when politicians flip-flop. George H.W. Bush with his ‘no new taxes’ pledge provides a great modern example. But Alexander Hamilton arguably gave us the most damaging, if not the biggest, flip-flop ever when he did a complete 180 on constitutional interpretation in order to justify his national bank. Like most supporters of the Constitution, Hamilton promised that the new federal government would only be able to exercise powers explicitly enumerated in the Constitution. But during his push for the First Bank of the United States, he suddenly discovered ‘implied powers.’ Had he mentioned this idea during the ratification debates, the Constitution would never have been adopted.” (06/08/21)