Egalitarianism is supposed to embody “equal respect and concern for all citizens.”

As Dworkin puts it, “no government is legitimate that does not show equal concern for the fate of all those citizens over whom it claims dominion and from whom it claims allegiance.”

But it’s not the government’s job to respect or show concern for anyone. Government, as Mises pointed out, is “the opposite of liberty. It is beating, imprisoning, hanging.” It is an acid that dissolves social bonds.

It is a sick mind that would entrust this agency of coercion and destruction with the task of “respecting” people.

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