Whaddya mean, the leading light in the White House is all about putting people in classes. Sorry Hatrack but as Rick said, equality is horizontal. The Right isn't concerned about anything egalitarian and never has been.
They don't even want everyone to vote!
Pres. Trump is not what conservatism is. He has done somethings that are conservative but DO NOT confuse nor consider him to be a conservative.
No, conservatism is not egalitarian. Here is the definition of egalitarian. "Affirming, promoting, or characterized by belief in equal political, economic, social, and civil rights for all people." The inclusion of equal economic rights is why conservatism is not egalitarian. Equal economic rights is to make everyone's economic situation the same. That is socialistic. It is not the job or the responsibility of our government to level the economic playing field. While a lot of Paul Weyrich has done is conservative his desire to not let everyone vote is not. If people do not have the right to vote then we do not have a government that has the consent of the governed. The consent of the governed is one of the key elements of conservatism. It is one of the reasons our American Revolution was fought. The idea of taxation without representation is not a government that has the consent of the governed. It is unfortunate it took solong to extend the franchise to everyone. But our country is and always will be a work in progress.
_________________________ The state can never straighten the crooked timber of humanity. I'm a conservative because I question authority. Conservative Revolutionary