In his thoughtful commentary on the president’s speech in Osawatomie, law professor and Theodore Roosevelt biographer Joshua D. Hawley offers this observation about the liberal notion of equality:
Following Roosevelt’s lead, liberals have advocated government as the guarantor of equality, as the principal agent of national improvement, and indeed, as the source of shared national identity.
And this is why we need be wary of those who promote “equality” through legislation. For someone must adjudicate equality. It seems those on the left are comfortable with having the state serve as adjudicator. But, those of who us value our freedom should always be wary of granting more power to the state.