How Libertarians can beat the "Somalian Government" argument.Submitted by FreedomsReigning on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 20:16
With Justice. What Libertarians are ultimately proposing is not Somalian government; it's justice.
We've all heard it before; some Big Government Nanny State Satan Claus attacking Libertarians, saying 'small government fails', and if you have any doubt 'just look at Somalia', as if that's what a Libertarian is proposing.
We as Libertarians should look at this argument as an opportunity to teach people about liberty and what a Libertarian is. We can teach them why Somalia isn't what we're proposing; it's what THEY'RE proposing.
We're proposing a government that meets injustice with force, which is the only legitimate purpose of government, and justice comes from defending peoples liberty.
The same problems faced in Somalia are the same problems born from big government; a lack of justice, and the same people who destroy a country with big government are the same people who spread misery and death in Somalia; those willing to use force to take what they covet.
A Libertarian isn't "anti-government". We're pro-liberty, pro justice, and we know where justice is born; defending liberty from those who'd take it with force. It's not Libertarians that destroy Somalia, it's a lack of justice; it's a lack of liberty, it's one warlord after another promising people the opposite of justice; slaves, plunder, and dominion.
What you find in Somalia are the same kind of people who populate the Nanny state crowd, covetous people stealing from one another, and that's why our country looks more and more like Somalia every day; we have no justice.
The problems in Somalia ARE NOT born from liberty, they're born from the same kind of people who beg a politician to answer their unjust prayers, people who oppose liberty.