YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Big Government
  • #RestoreThe4th at St. Lawrence University

    Yesterday, SLUYAL hosted its #RestoreThe4th event on the St. Lawrence Campus. We had been planning this event since YAL had announced it; we put flyers around campus, hung a banner that resembled the “Big government eye” to stare down at everyone in our student center, invited our friends to our Facebook event, and added the …

  • Studying Politics

    Since I graduated from college in May 2009, I’ve gained some experience in studying America’s unique political system.  While I was in college, I was introduced to the American National Elections Studies, or ANES, from Michigan. I saw this graphic from ANES and imagined this picture has a great thing to tell us:   or …

  • Brief Thoughts on the OWS Movement

    The frustration of the “Occupy Wall Street” (OWS) movement in their call to end corporate corruption and societal inequality is valid. Sadly, several solutions to the problem that have been presented are disastrous because they ask the wrong question. Instead of asking if big businesses and the Federal Reserve have screwed the American people (the …

  • Spending Money We Don’t Have on Things We Don’t Need

    Forbes has put together a list of the silliest uses of tax dollars by our government: $930 Million: On unnecessary printing costs $175 Million: On an unused monkey house (and other structures) $112 Million: On fraudulent tax reimbursements to prisoners $47.6 Million: On streetcar system that runs the same rout as the subway system below …

  • Who Was Private First Class LaVena Johnson?

    Warning: Some graphic images are in this video. It has been six years since the controversial death of 19 year old Private First Class LaVena Johnson and the mystery of  her death still goes unsolved.  In the pursit of liberty we often find ourselves fixated on broad issues such as monetary policy, foreign policy, etc. …

  • Life, Liberty, and Lemonade

    “Our legislators are not sufficiently apprised of the rightful limits of their powers; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us. No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all …

  • Bad Cases Set Bad Precedents

    In my constitutional law class, my professor always had a saying about how the Supreme Court’s dicey decisions on issues such as obcsenity, torture, and segregation lead to bad outcomes. That saying was “bad cases lead to bad precedents.” There is no case that represents this saying better than Buck v. Bell. This now infamous …

  • So it’s good to ban charity? Really?

    Do you ever spend your evenings aimlessly browsing the internet, clicking on whatever links happen to catch your interest? Sometimes it’s a video of a man, in his finest sweatpants and a t-shirt thats sleeves have been cut off to reveal his tree trunk-like arms, swinging a sledge hammer at a bowling ball. Other times, …

  • Delaware DOT Keeps Kids Safe from Basketball

    Sounds a bit like an Onion headline, doesn’t it? Every now and again there are instances of an overly intrusive government that defy logic and demand greater context. This video below is an interview with a resident of a Delaware town concerning the removal of basketball hoops in his neighborhood. Why the Delaware Department of …

  • Public Opinion and Self Government

    My mother and I were in a discussion the other day on why government workers don’t see any fault in the way they accept subsidies or pay raises without taxpayers’ consent. This is because it is their kickback. Many people fail to realize that almost every person in America is receiving some kind of kickback …