Equality as a moral or political imperative, pursued as an end in itself–Equality, with the capital “E”–is the antonym of every legitimate conservative principle.  Contrary to most Liberals, new and old, it is nothing less than sophistry to distinguish between equality of opportunity (equal starts in the “race of life”) and equality of condition (equal results).  For only those who are equal can take equal advantage of a given circumstance.  And there is no man equal to any other, except perhaps in the special, and politically untranslatable, understanding of the Deity.  Not intellectually or physically or economically or even morallyNot equal!  Such is, of course, the genuinely self-evident proposition.  Its truth finds a verification in our bones and is demonstrated in the unselfconscious acts of our everyday lives: vital proof, regardless of our private political persuasion. ~M.E. Bradford, A Better Guide Than Reason