Some thoughts on republicanism

I am an unashamed monarchist.   I was thinking about the origins of the term Republic.   It is res publica, public things.   Without endorsing what is known as American politics, this idea provides a good template for society.   Government–and rule–is public.  Those who get something out of society have a duty to contribute to society.  This totally revamps social welfare.  Far from “gutting it” like many conservatives, this acknowledges a place for it but also puts an obligation on the recipient:  you also must give back to society.