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.