There are two ways that you can try to defeat a liberal in a debate. The ineffective method (deontological / moral) and the effective method (consequentialist / economic).
1. Make an argument based on morality. For example...you can argue that taxes are theft. The bible says that theft is wrong therefore taxes are wrong. Or...if you don't believe in the bible...then you can say that there is a "natural law" that proves that taxes are wrong. In both cases you might as well take out a piece of paper and write on it..."taxes are wrong" and then hand it to your opponent.
Obviously this argument will only work on people that share your same moral views. And even more obviously...liberals do not share your same moral views. They believe that it is morally wrong not to contribute to the common good.
Therefore, your moral argument is to protect the rights of the bee and their moral argument is to protect the rights of the hive. However, if you make the argument that protecting the rights of the bee automatically protects the rights of the hive...then you are no longer making a moral argument. Instead, you're now making a consequentialist argument. You're arguing that the consequences of protecting the bee are good for the hive. But if you're going to end up making a consequentialist argument...then why bother starting with a moral argument?
2. Make an argument based on consequences (economics). For example...you can argue that only individuals can determine the "best" use of their limited resources. Our country as a whole would greatly benefit if individuals had the freedom to choose how they use their limited time/money.
Here are a few examples of this argument in action...
As you can see...it's impossible for liberals to defeat this argument. If they attempt to defeat this argument...then their attempt (which represents the "best" use of their limited time) would automatically prove your point that people should have the freedom to choose how they use their limited time/money.
Here's the bottom line. If you can't explain the economic benefits of freedom...then you can't complain when people fail to see the advantages of freedom. If they can't see the advantages of freedom then it's because you're failing to show it to them.
Admittedly, it's not easy to show people the "unseen"...which was exactly the objective of my post...Perspectives Matter - Economics in One Lesson. Two heads are better than one though...so join the Magna Carta Movement and together we can help people see the "unseen".