An unfortunate implication of Sowell's A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles is that:
In the unconstrained vision, individualism refers to (1) the right of ordinary individuals to participate in the articulated decisions of collective entities, and (2) of those with the requisite wisdom and virtue to have some exemption from either systemic or organized social constraints.
Among contemporary followers of the unconstrained vision, individualism likewise centers on exemption of moral and intellectual pioneers from social pressures or even, in some cases, from laws. For example, conscientious objections to military service, or military advocacy of violence in the face of perceived social injustice, are among the exemptions Ronald Dworkin justifies, while denying that racial segregationists have any corresponding rights to violate civil rights laws. [pg. 165]
In short, this is do as I say, not as I do. Kind of a hallmark of stuff like global warming conferences and school lunch programs, wouldn't you say?