Legislation, Liberty, Equality, and Fairness

When we watch a race where some runners are shackled, we recognize it as unfair. We see the liberty of the shackled runners restricted if they are weighted down by the force of law. When we call out for greater equality, should we be satisfied if the laws are changed so as to shackle all runners equally, or should we remain unsatisfied until shackles are removed, and no one is weighted down? 

The quoted paragraph made me think of Harrison Bergeron. via You Say You Want A Revolution...: Is the Pool of Liberty Drying Up?.