YAL in Action

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Tag: Minnesota
  • Constitution Day at Gustavus Adolphus College

    The Gustavus Adolphus College Young Americans for Liberty had a wonderful time doing our annual Constitution Day event. We tabled right outside our cafeteria with free constitutions, free cookies, and a free speech wall. We went through about 600 cookies, and our free speech wall hardly had any white space left over.   We also received a …

  • YAL Summer Fun

    While there are no classes going on during the summer, Minnesota YALers have still been active and are having fun this summer with guns.  Recently, gun grabbers in St. Paul attempted to ban “assault rifles” and magazines over 7 rounds.  Their attempt failed, but it did fire up a lot of YAL members to get …

  • 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 …

  • Minnesota Tyrant

    Recently I have learned of a public figure in my home state of Minnesota that I have developed a strong distate for, and whom I beleive to be a bigger threat to my liberties than the men and women in our legislature.  The man is Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan, who has established a very …

  • Big Government and Your Beer

    You would think that the continuing Minnesota government shutdown would have nothing to do with your beer. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. NPR explains what happened: MillerCoors, which holds “brand label registrations” for 39 beers, including Miller, Coors, Blue Moon Pale and Hamm’s — almost 40 percent of the beer sold in Minnesota — sent …

  • The Right Lessons from Liquor

    The MN state shutdown has been the gift that keeps on giving for liberty-minded people.  My last post also revolved around the shutdown too, but I can’t help that it truly spews example after example for why the government needs to be seriously trimmed down.  Contrary to what many liberals thought would happen, the sun has even …

  • Government — Source of the Good Life?

    The Minnesota state government shutdown has provoked many to voice their opinions.  To be certain, there is no shortage of crazy things being said in the Gopher State.  However, the most ridiculous statement I have heard yet came from the CEO of Campbell Mithun, Steve Wehrenberg.  Wehrenberg was quoted in the Star Tribune saying, “you can’t really create a ‘good life’ …

  • Why I Support the Minnesota Government Shutdown

    Back in April, the debate was whether or not the Federal government would shut down amidst the bitter budget dispute that continues to be a problem to this day. Eventually, the government passed an 11th hour deal that kept the government operating until a long-term budget was agreed upon. Leading up to that shutdown, many …

  • Update: Minnesota

    Here’s an update from Minnesota on how we’re doing and where we’re going. First and foremost, because it’s quite the trek from Minnesota, I want to thank the three other individuals from St. Cloud State and the one student from Winona State for joining YAL at CPAC this year. Jake, a member at St. Cloud, and I …

  • State Governments Have Your Baby’s DNA

    This information seemed kind of obvious to me, but still it’s worth reporting.  Some state governments have decided to store samples of newborn DNA — in some cases indefinitely. And only Minnesota and Texas have the necessary forms and process to destroy the DNA samples. For all the crap the rest of the union gives …