Originally posted by @kazetnagorra
I see. So suppose that a government according to your preferences were installed - you would support this government and/or its officials having the right to discriminate against you in their hiring practices based on your ideology, gender, creed, appearance, etc.?
I would expect the government to have guidelines for hiring, my 'preference' (your word) would always be: the best person for the job regardless of race or sex. If there were someone in HR hiring people on the basis of criteria other than those in the guidelines they would be incompetent and unsuited for that position. They might be judged incompetent for many reasons, for example they might adopt a style of communication where the stubbornly refuse to use the shift key to capitalise letters, or they might hire people sticking rigidly to a regime of alternating one male, one female (Nutty mcnutty Trudeau style). I think more of an issue is them discriminating against people who aren't friends, contacts and family.
With private industry the answer is black and white, I would accept without question any reason, rational or irrational, an employers decision to not employ me. With guvamint it's muddied up because everyone is made complicit. Currently NZ has a ministry of womans affairs, a ministry of Maori affairs and a Maori electoral roll.
So you ask my 'preference': Libertarian or not, government should be 100% blind to race, sex, marital status.
IMO you've made a mistake including 'ideology'. An election is a vote on who gets a job based on their ideology, at least it should be, unfortunately race, sex and hair seem to be the criteria adopted by left wingers.