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Tag: Charity
  • Supply Drive at the University of South Alabama

    During February our Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of Alabama focused on hosting a clothing and supply drive for the Penelope House, an organization that “provide safety, protection, and support to the victims of Domestic Violence and their children through the provision shelter, advocacy, and individual and community education.” We collected clothing …

  • Let’s stop waiting for the government to fix our problems and fix them ourselves

    Last week, Glenn Beck did something really awesome. On his program, Beck asked his enormous network of supporters to join him in organizing a major effort to bring food, water, and toys to churches and other organizations caring for the undocumented immigrant children who’ve have been in the news. As reported at his website, The Blaze, Beck explained …

  • The Tragedy of Rainbow Fish

    The 1992 short children’s story The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister, was read to nearly everyone in my age-group as they were growing up. The Rainbow Fish was “the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean” because of the sparkling poly-chromatic scales that covered his body. The other fish revered the Rainbow Fish for his beauty …

  • Keep the Love in R 3VOL UTION

    We tout “The R3VOLUTION” — a revolution of love. But let us remember what that means. When we offer our solutions to the problems of society, we must first state our opposition to the status quo. If we don’t do that then we have no credibility. Libertarianism is not and should never be an endorsement …

  • Live for Yourself

    Throughout our lives, we are told many things about how to live our lives. “You should live for your country!” say some. Others say, “Your goal in live is to serve the ‘common good’!” And the examples merely continue from there. But these things fly in the face of all rationality. They man that his …

  • An Alternative to the Public Welfare State

    Libertarians and the left find common ground on quite a lot of issues; however, when it comes to helping out the poor (something both sides want to do but disagree on policy) there is a definite split, as those on the left wish to use government programs to help those in need.  The problem is …

  • Anonymous Goes after Orlando

    Earlier this month, we reported the story of the Orlando-based organization Food Not Bombs being forced to cease feeding homeless people on city land after some of its members were arrested for violating a city ordinance regarding large gatherings in public parks. As that case makes its way through the court system, the renegade samaritans …

  • Feeding the Homeless? Got a permit?

    Yes, it’s true. If you want to feed the needy, you need a permit and a professional preparer to do so in the city of Houston. A couple’s charity organization, called “Feed a Friend,” was basically shut down when the city randomly decided to enforce a law requiring people who want to feed the homeless …

  • Cheap on Charity?

    With the release of both President Obama’s and Vice President Biden’s 2009 tax returns last week comes some revealing information. Though the Obama’s reported that less than 6 percent of their $5.5 million income went to charity, the most interesting tidbit is that the Bidens gave less than 2 percent of their $333,000 income to charity. Even …