YAL in Action

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Tag: Death Penalty
  • Questioning the Death Penalty at the University of Utah

    On October 17th, the University of Utah hosted a panel discussion concerning the death penalty. The panelists included Marina Lowe, the Legislative and Policy Counsel at the ACLU, Jensie Anderson, Legal Director of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Project, Jean Welch Hill, Government Director of the Diocesan Peace and Justice Commission, Lindsey Layer, Federal Public Defender, …

  • The Death Penalty is Incompatible with American Liberty

    For me, the “freedom” and “liberty” we celebrate on Independence Day are not mere words. I’ve put my life on the line to defend them as a member of the U.S. Army who served in Iraq. Americans set high standards for themselves. When we fall short of those standards we should speak up. Why does …

  • Executing Scott Panetti: An Abuse of Power in Texas

    Whenever a state has the power to execute, there is the potential for it to abuse this power. An abuse of this power is currently on display in Texas, which is trying to execute a man with severe mental illness. Texas has scheduled an execution date of December 3 for Scott Panetti, who was convicted …

  • App State: Mental Illness, Death Penalty and Ron Swanson

    With our first meeting touching on the ineffectiveness of The War on Drugs, our second meeting focused on recruitment and featured a discussion on the morality of the death penalty. Situated in our on campus coffee shop (Crossroads), our second meeting began with a twenty minute PowerPoint presentation about Young Americans for Liberty and our …

  • The Death Penalty – A Government Power Prone to Error and Abuse

    This week, Young Americans for Liberty welcomed Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty (CCATDP) as its newest Strategic Partner. CCATDP is a national network of conservatives and libertarians questioning the alignment of capital punishment with our principles. Those committed to limiting the power of government have every reason to reject the death penalty. After all, …

  • Death By State: Bloodworth’s Fight to Kill Capital Punishment

    This is the second in a series of public forums KU-YAL members participated in during April Activism month. On April 15th, a day marked by what the government has traditionally taken away from citizens across the country, University of Kansas students hosted a man who had his life taken by the state.  KU-YAL in cooperation …