YAL in Action

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

Tag: Local Government
  • Jesse Jackson Calls for UN Intervention in US

    In a video at the WSJ Opinion page, I discovered that “Jesse Jackson in these last days has called for the United Nations to intervene in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict.” This is not necessarily something unseen in America, unfortunately, but it does continue to show the extent to which those who have …

  • Hit ‘Em Where It Hurts: The Courts

    Fighting a speeding ticket in the court system may not rise to NSA-whistleblower-level drama, but Keith Ledgerwood is a 29 year old who is doing more than his part in carving out a space for freedom. Prosecutors in Indian Hill, Ohio have appealed three times thus far in their efforts to stick Ledgerwood with the …

  • We Need More Ron Swansons

    While eating all of the bacon and eggs in my house this morning I was struck with inspiration. We need more Ron Swansons. That is, we need more free-market thinkers holding decision-making positions in government. If our ultimate goal is to decrease government and increase liberty, we need people that share that mindset in these …

  • Arkansas Town Makes Peaceful Assembly Illegal

    Political cronyism in American politics is nothing new. It has been a problem since our country’s birth, and while there have been steps taken to limit the practice over the years, it still persists in one form or another. This is the case in the Arkansas town of Gould, where town councilmen were fed up …

  • Woman Arrested for Orderly Exposing Corruption at City Council Meeting

    This video is a perfect example of why we need to — with the help of YAL’s Year of Youth Project — run and elect good pro-liberty constitutionalists to city councils and county commissions! (However, I do think electing state legislators that will work to pass state nullification of unconstitutional federal “laws” is just as …

  • Judge Executive Stamps Out Corruption in Kentucky

    Thomas Massie spent much of the last year working to get Rand Paul elected to the Senate. In the meantime, he decided to run for Judge Executive (essentially mayor) of his county. As this article demonstrates, the recently sworn-in Massie is downsizing government and exposing corruption, much to the displeasure of bureaucrats and politicians: Some …

  • Romaine Quinn Answers Your Questions

    Hey guys, here are the responses to the question everybody had for Romaine Quinn a while back. YAL: What do you consider yourself politically (conservative, libertarian, etc.) and why? RQ: As I’ve said before, I follow the teachings of Ron Paul, so I would consider myself a Libertarian-leaning Republican/Conservative. I fit the party line on most …

  • Ask Romaine Quinn a Question

    I’ve been in contact with Romaine Quinn, the 19-year old Ron Paul supporter who won a mayoral election, and he said he’d be happy to answer any questions YAL members have about his race, local politics, etc. Just post your questions in the comments here and I’ll send them his way. Then check the blog …

  • Teenage Ron Paul Supporter Wins Mayoral Election

    Romaine Quinn, a 19 year-old college student who cites Ron Paul as his political role model, was recently elected mayor of Rice Lake, Wisconsin. He beat the incumbent mayor with 53 percent of the vote. Text story here and video here.

  • Council Blog: Taking My First Steps

    Since my previous blog about being accepted as a junior councilman, I’ve attended two borough council meetings. To say the least, it’s been quite the learning experience. Each week, one thing with a particular relation to libertarianism always sticks out, but the major thing which I hope our movement begins to focus on is the …