I don't see this as a religious argument at all. I don't think it matters if Prof. Wolfe is an atheist or a baptist. As Madison pointed out, there is NO authority in the Constitution to provide charity for the public or any section thereof. In fact, the Constitution was specifically written in such a way as to prevent the govt from doing this kind of thing. The primary underlying function of the Constitution was always to provide for maximum individual liberty and freedom for each citizen, rather than to provide for their security or welfare, and it does so primarily by prohibiting the federal govt from having enoujgh power to meddle in the personal affairs of the citizenry.