LETTERED MEN OF THE LAW that no word in the Constitution is superfluous, that no part of it may be dismissed as merely explanatory, or prefatory, but: Every. Single. Word. Bears the weight of law.
The so-called General Welfare clause (also called the Good and Plenty clause) reads…
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States;
By “general welfare,” we are told by those pushing coerced state charity, the government should adopt the no sparrow shall fall role of God in ensuring that every citizen is provided by the state with the full blessings of our prosperity.
So… when did you get your check?
What? You didn’t get one? You had to pay? How can that be? Doesn’t the “general welfare” mean … well, everybody?
The Fourteenth Amendment reads in relevant part:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
That last part is what they mean when they refer to “equal treatment before the law.”
If you didn’t get a check and somebody else did, it seems to me that that act of the Federal Government is in violation of both the general welfare, and the equal protection clauses of the Constitution.
Put that in your pipe and set a match to it.