YAL in Action

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

Tag: Devon Minnema
  • YAL@DHS Third Annual Dixon TEA Party a Success

    The YAL chapter at Dixon High School hosted its third annual Dixon TEA Party on Saturday, July 2nd. The event was a great success with about 100-120 attendees! YAL Southwest Regional Director Adam Weinberg was the keynote speaker for the event. YAL@DHS got all kinds of media from the event during the time leading up …

  • Ayn Rand’s Increasing Relevance

    Here’s a blog I wrote on Ayn Rand and her influential novel, Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand’s novel ‘Atlas Shrugged’ was recently put into movie form and her works—plays, books, and essays– have experienced a surge in purchases. You may think that the fad is just no big deal and will die out as soon as …

  • Intellectual Property and Copyright Lawsuits Silence Small Venue

    The owner of Luke’s Lounge, a small bar and long-time music venue in downtown Dixon, was informed late last year that he could not have live music in his bar unless he payed exorbitant licensing fees to the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers). Here is part of a local article on the …

  • YAL@DHS Advisor to be on Jeopardy

    Mr. Vlach, a teacher at Dixon High School and advisor for the DHS YAL Chapter, has earned himself a spot on Jeopardy! The Dixon Patch wrote an article on it, which unfortunately doesn’t really mention YALNonetheless, here’s part of it: As a child Dixon High School Teacher Michael Vlach enjoyed watching “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek quiz the show’s contestants …

  • YAL and Ron Paul in California Editorial

    My mother, who writes for the Dixon Patch, ran this editorial which has been placed on several Patches in the surrounding area. Here’s part of it: … a story in Time Magazine says why the revolutions across the world are different this time: “The combination of youth and technology is driving a wave of change.” The story …

  • 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 …

  • Dixon High Telegram Story on YAL@DHS

    The Dixon High School Telegram wrote a short, confusing article about the YAL@DHS chapter. It pretty much got our philosophy all jumbled but hey, it’s publicity, right? Here’s an excerpt: There are many clubs on campus run and designed by students. Young Americans for Liberty is a relatively new club founded by Sophomore Devon Minnema that …

  • YAL@DHS Tables with National Debt

    The YAL@DHS (Dixon High School) did a tabling event on Wednesday, January 19th that featured the national debt. Members Jake Rubow, James Leery, Zach Creech, along with myself wwent onto campus late after hours to put up the 14 large digits that could only go to the 10 billionth digit place. During the lunch period, …

  • It’s All About Personal Responsibility

    The Vacaville Reporter just ran this great letter to the editor by a California Bay Area resident named Tom Leary. His argument is that preventative laws and weapon control laws are “nonsensical” because individuals determined to do harm will not be stopped by a ban on weapons or anything for that matter. Here it is: …

  • Devon Minnema and YAL on FOX NEWS!

    I did an interview with Fox News Network Friday morning.