Of all the countries in the world, only the US and Somalia have refused to ratify the Convention on Rights of the Child.
Someone in class suggests: Somalia can’t possibly uphold the terms of this treaty. If Somalia ratified, it would be disingenuous. Somalia’s refusal to ratify is Somalia’s refusal to be a hypocrite.
Professor’s great reply:
I too admire Somalia, and the Somalian government’s integrity to its word. It’s a libertarian paradise over there. Somalians have chased their government into exile, and that’s the only government they have. A paradise for libertarians. Like Lord of the Flies.