Your assessment is correct, victim’s stance is a very dangerous mindset from which most anything can be justified. Ultimately the discussion around whether or not to ratify EX-POST LAW was resolved in the affirmative. Thus we have Article1 sec.10.
Effective and efficient government is necessary to sustain any viable and long term
social contract. Ex POST laws are incongruous with that aim precisely because they are generally not only ineffective (,as SOR has proven to be) but also leads directly to inefficiency (wasted resources). Just one of the many ways our national debt has grown into the trillions. 1 trillion = 1000 BILLION.