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; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; .....
Strange the founders did not say the "general welfare of the states" or the people. I wonder what they meant, and why.
They frequently used the terms states and people and persons throughout the Constitution.
The founders and Americans up to the Civil War referred to the country as "these United States", not "the United States". I wonder why? What's the difference?
Of course I know why, do you?
Do you really understand the Constitution's purpose?