YAL in Action

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

Tag: Conservatism
  • Recruiting for a New YAL Chapter at FRCC

    Last week, a “boots on the ground” representative from The Leadership Institute, David Scarpelli, and myself decided to do some recruiting for a Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter in the process of foundation at Front Range Community College (FRCC) in Westminster, Colorado. This is the largest FRCC campus, and on it there is a lot …

  • Post-Culture War Conservatism

    While the electoral outcome of Tuesday’s elections didn’t change much in the balance of power in Washington DC., several states approved ballot initiatives showing a cultural shift in America. Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana, while Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana. Maine and Maryland voted to legalize same sex marriage while Minnesota voters did not …

  • Non-intervention: Liberal or conservative?

    Is opposition to war and support for a non-interventionist foreign policy a liberal position, or a conservative one? Look at the historical record and the answer is clear. The majority of the major conflicts — both declared and undeclared wars — of the 20th century have been started by Democratic presidents.  Indeed, President Obama has …

  • Minnesota’s Gay Marriage Amendment

    Currently the state of Minnesota has a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage on the ballot for next November and it has been making a lot of people very angry.  Naturally, we have been hearing a lot of the GOP and GLTB talking points (and some other weird stuff), but I read this in the …

  • Libertarianism vs. Conservatism, Round 2

    Due to great turnout last year, the Cato Institute will be hosting another debate between libertarians and conservatives.  Cato invites you to a thought-provoking debate about the two philosophies and their respective policy applications, as interns from the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute go head-to-head to  answer the age-old question: Which is the better …

  • A Conservative Proposal for Dealing with the Debt

    From the Conservative Action Project comes a set of suggestions for dealing with the staggering $14 trillion national debt: 1. No Tax Increases. 2. The total amount of spending cuts included in any increase to the debt ceiling must at least equal the increase in the debt ceiling. 3. Inclusion of $300 Billion of spending …

  • Have the terrorists won?

    As many of you know, groups like Family Research Council, Concerned Women For America, American Values, the American Principles Project, the Capital Research Center, and others are boycotting this year’s CPAC event because of the inclusion of GOProud as a partcipant. But now CPAC is catching criticism for a new reason — Muslims.  That’s right …

  • Study: Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives?

    I write tonight in complete disgust. What I’m disgusted in is either a huge blunder or a blatant bias in reporting by Time Magazine. To be honest, I am not sure what worries me more — that no one in 1500 comments and 5000 Facebook ‘likes’ caught on or that it can slip (or be …

  • The Southern Avenger’s Conservative Case for Wikileaks

  • The Perils of Partisanship

    From the Southern Avenger: