The elastic clause was intended to be used when issues came up that the original writers of the Constitution didn’t think of. It is important because it lets the government be flexible in dealing with situations that haven’t had to be dealt with before. Issues such as the Internet, space travel and steroid use are things that obviously weren’t put into the constitution but, our government has to deal with these things and the elastic clause lets them do that. I believe that we should be loose with the Constitution because times are very different now than when the original Constitution was written and we shouldn’t have to follow the same rules they did very strictly because some of them don’t apply anymore. It would probably be a lot harder to deal with the Constitution strictly because most of the issues that come up weren’t mentioned in it. I believe that the government should deal with it how they think is right, we elected all of them so we should be able to trust them to do what is right.