Am a I fan of the Equal Rights Amendment or affirmative action? No. When it comes to a enforced equality, I am more frightened by government than reassured. Here is the problem. We want government to treat us all equally before the Law, but I don’t think we want government to make us equals.
If we have a small government that just protects our rights, then it is relatively easy for government to treat us as equals. What if you violate your neighbor’s rights? Then you should get the same punishment anyone else would get.
On the other hand, where does the drive to enforce equality stop? Consider differences between men and women. We don’t have the same set of genes. So we don’t look the same, and we don’t think the same way. We don’t even have all the same parts. Do we really want government to fix that?