“Americans aren’t entitled to food, shelter, medical care”, says one of the thugs who’s the subject of this kangaroo election.
Human beings are in fact entitled to these things as the fruits of our work.
Under a hierarchical system, where the people and their work are separated, subjects are not “entitled” to these things unless they work. But they are entitled to work.
Hobbes himself would be the first to say that the Leviathan must provide access to work. If it denies this access, it forfeits its legitimacy. So wherever any significant amount of unemployment exists, the state is by definition illegitimate.
[Of course I’m not saying full employment would make it legitimate. I’m saying the lack thereof rules out legitimacy even according to the “social contract” theories so beloved by statists.]