You're one of those confused or misled people who don't see the difference between public service jobs and redistribution of wealth.
The police are paid by tax dollars. Police officers are doing work for which they are paid wages. Whether they are employees of the government or they are employees of a private corporation contracted by the government, they are nevertheless workers who are earning a paycheck. Same with military, fire fighters, librarians, park rangers, and road construction workers. All of those people are working for a paycheck. All of the goods and services paid for out of tax dollars are intended to provide services to the population at large.
Now let's contrast that to Medicaid or food stamps. Those programs are also paid for by tax dollars. The $$ is given directly to individuals as wealth redistribution. My tax $ is given to some other person for their own personal enrichment. No park visitor, crime victim, vehicle operator, or homeowner is receiving any service or product in return. This is not a paycheck for work done.
Whether or not we as a society at large want to be generous to help others is a completely different issue.
It may be true that some people get more benefit than others from these tax supported services. If you don't have a vehicle, you only get indirect benefit from the roads. If you don't visit a National Park, you've paid for something you don't use. Some of these services are insurance-ish, such as fire departments. You pay to have the emergency service there if you need it. Same with the police, though they provide a generalized benefit to the community even if you never need them to respond to your home. But that doesn't make these socialistic programs. No wealth is taken from one person for the sole direct benefit of others. Every person has the right and opportunity to go to the park, to call the fire department, to check a book out of the library.
When Joe uses food stamps to buy his bread, he is taking my earned cash and using it to put food into his mouth. That is socialism.
The Constitution is not a living document, it is a legal document with specific meanings. It means what it says, nothing more and nothing less. It is a legal contract no different than your mortgage contract or your employment contract. It is not subject to change just because you want it to mean something else. With an official, lawful amendment, yes you can change the Constitution just as you can change the terms of your mortgage and employment.
We'll just have to agree to disagree.
While the term "socialism" is so filled with prejudged reaction that it distracts from the conversation, the distinction between the categories of goods/services that Thor alludes to has merit.
Economists differentiate between "Rivalrous" and "Non-Rivalrous" goods, as well as "Excludable" and "Non-Excludable". Rivalrous means only one person can use it (like a Food Stamp Coupon) and using it leaves less for others, while non-Rivalrous means many people can benefit without degrading/preventing use by others (like a road, or a dam). Excludability means access can be controlled (like a Cable TV subscription), non-excludability means access cannot be controlled (like tuning into a broadcast TV station).
There is quite a difference between a government providing Non-Rivalrous/Non-Excludable goods, such as police protection, roads, parks, or national defense that does not leave less for others if you use it, as opposed to Rivalrous, Excludable goods (such as Food Stamps, Welfare, etc. which are open only to those who qualify, and each use leaves less in the budget for others). This is basic economic theory, not Thor's own distinction.
You might think it's a good thing to provide more welfare, food stamps, handouts, etc., and that's fine to have that position, but they are very different items than roads, dams, lighthouses and national defense. And Thor's desire to put limits on Rivalrous, Excludable handouts is perfectly legitimate, as the differentiation between the two types is not artificial at all.
(Wikipedia is your friend in further learning on this topic, if you so desire.)