“Fair” is in the eye of the beholder; free is the verdict of
the market. The word “free” is used three times in the Declaration of
Independence and once in the First Amendment to the Constitution, along with
“freedom.” The word “fair” is not used in either of our founding documents. - Milton Friedman, WSJ, 1996
The U.S. is a Constitutional Republic. As previously stated, citizens are the leaders. Elected officials are public servants. I have been heavily involved in local and state politics for years. I see what goes on behind closed doors. This is actually how it works.
In a Constitutional Republic the rule of law applies. It applies equally. However, there is a big push to change the U.S. fundamentally into something it was never intended to be. The strategy has always been to divide and to do so through emotionally charged arguments of little substance all put under the banner of "Fair." First it was economic status and now its racially driven.
In a free society a government has but 2 duties -
1. National Defense (including border security)
2. Provide a criminal/civil justice system to provide a means for persons to seek justice when wronged.
All other goods and services are to come from the market place. A superior product always comes the private sector. Once government gets involved in a service, the private sector tries to capitalize on this by driving prices sky-high. After all, once the government starts funneling tax dollars into a service, service providers drive the prices through the roof (see: health insurance, college tuition).