YAL in Action

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Tag: military
  • Bring Them Home at CSULB

    What started out as a dreary, rainy morning, transformed into a crisp, sunny day of liberty-loving students advocating to Support the Troops by Bringing Them Home. YAL Long Beach setting up for tabling … Pocket Constitutions? Check!  Students approached the table intrigued by the flag, and curious on our stance on military intervention. To quote one …

  • Bring Them Home at St. Lawrence University

    YAL at St. Lawrence University held their Bring Them Home event last Tuesday, April 3rd in the Sullivan Student Center. Wanting to have one of the signs from the kit at eye-level (Leadership Institute taught me well), we taped one of the “military checkpoint” signs to an easel next to our table. Our vice president …

  • An epidemic of veteran suicides

    Above is an inspiring letter received while I was deployed to Iraq. As I read it today, I am reminded that the sad thing about the letter is that more active-duty soldiers and Marines are giving their lives up by their own hands than they are in combat. It is being considered an epidemic of …

  • Soldier in Trouble for Exercising Political Speech

    A reserve soldier is in trouble after appearing in a campaign event while in uniform: Cpl. Jesse Thorsen spoke at Paul’s post-Iowa caucuses rally to give his support for the Texas congressman and his non-interventionist — critics say isolationist — policies calling for strict limits on the use of U.S. military power. But Thorsen, 28, …

  • Straight shooters and the GOP debate

    The behavior of the GOP debate audience — which as a whole has not impressed lately — caused a stir again on Sept. 22, when members of the crowd booed after a video question submitted by a gay serviceman was shown. The soldier, Stephen Hill, mentioned that he “had to lie about who [he] was” …

  • Government Study: Military Suicides Caused by Lack of Fish

    This is beyond horrific. Government psychiatrists are actually suggesting fish oil as a simple fix to prevent military suicides: This study, conducted by researchers from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, the National Institute of Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse, may help identify a simple fix for service members going into harm’s way: supplementation with …

  • It Is the Young Who Suffer, Die in America’s Wars

    In Iraq, the youngest suffer the most: a third of American deaths have been under 21, and more than half of those were in the lowest ranks: In a hilltop graveyard overlooking this Stillaguamish River village lies a young soldier killed in the infancy of the Iraq war. Army Spc. Justin W. Hebert’s story is …

  • Soldier kills self rather than face 9th deployment

    A soldier committed suicide rather than be deployed again: Ashley says her husband Jared tried to come to grips with what he’d seen and done on his eight deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. “And there’s no way that any God would forgive him – that he was going to hell,” says Ashley. “He couldn’t live …

  • Who Was Private First Class LaVena Johnson?

    Warning: Some graphic images are in this video. It has been six years since the controversial death of 19 year old Private First Class LaVena Johnson and the mystery of  her death still goes unsolved.  In the pursit of liberty we often find ourselves fixated on broad issues such as monetary policy, foreign policy, etc. …

  • Should Christians volunteer for military service?

    Q. Should Christians volunteer for military service?  A. That depends.  Right now?  No.  Other times?  Maybe. The American military in its present capacity simply is not being used in just or moral manner — not to mention how far it has strayed from its constitutional purpose.  Because of this, I’d argue that a Christian cannot …