YAL in Action

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

Tag: Bill of Rights
  • Conversations on the Second Amendment at St. Lawrence University

    In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, many of our peers at St. Lawrence University are now asking for gun control, and attacking the Second Amendment of the Constitution, seeing it as the cause of this tragedy. The leaders of YAL and College Republicans at St. Lawrence University thought it would be important to present …

  • Stephanie Slade Speaks at the Antonin Scalia Law School

    On October 31st, the Antonin Scalia Law School Young Americans for Liberty hosted Stephanie Slade, the managing editor of Reason Magazine, for a discussion on religious liberty. Ms. Slade has much experience in talking about the topic, having given a similar speech at the Students for Liberty Virginia Regional Conference at the University of Virginia …

  • #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 …

  • How a comma ruins the 2nd Amendment

    Most people are aware that the mechanics and nuances of the English language have changed over the centuries. However, this does lead to some confusion when looking at texts from centuries ago and applying modern definitions of words and syntax to these documents. The Constitution of The United States is a prime example of this. …

  • YAL Arizona celebrates Bill of Rights Day with Bruce Fein

    On Monday, December 15, 2014, student activists, public officials, community members, and liberty lovers from all across the great State of Arizona met at ASU Downtown Campus in Phoenix to join Young Americans for Liberty and Knowledge Works in celebration of Bill of Rights Day with Bruce Fein! YAL at the University of Arizona and …

  • Rand Paul and the future of the GOP: For those who haven’t heard

    Recently at CPAC, Rand Paul criticized the modern Republican Party and then said that, “the new GOP will need to embrace liberty in both the economic and the personal sphere. if we’re going to have a Republican Party that can win, liberty needs to be the backbone of the GOP.” We’ve heard his father, former …

  • KU YAL dominates South-Central region in Constitution Day

    Liberty is alive and well at the University of Kansas! Constitution Day on Monday, September 17 launched the official beginning of our semester with lots of support from students and faculty, young and old on campus. Our returning members were astonished at the increase in support — even from last year — in the number of …

  • NDAA: A Primer

    “To bereave a man of life, or by violence to confiscate his estate, without accusation or trial, would be so gross and notorious an act of despotism, as must at once convey the alarm of tyranny throughout the whole kingdom; but confinement of the person, by secretly hurrying him to jail, where his sufferings are …

  • What is collective bargaining?

    Everybody seems to like to argue about the importance of collective bargaining rights; it is even enshrined in the United Nation’s Declaration of Human Rights — but do we really even know what the term means? Where does this supposed “right” come from? We’re not a nation built of positive rights (rights to be given something …

  • Federalism, Revisited

    Does the Bill of Rights apply to the states?  For instance, is the Second Amendment inviolable by local government?   Clarence Thomas, probably the most libertarian-friendly justice currently on the Supreme Court, thinks so, as he expressed in his concurring opinion in the landmark McDonald ruling last summer. But what do you say?