YAL in Action

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

Tag: National debt
  • National Debt Pizza Party

    This tax day our club, the Cal State Fullerton Young Americans for Liberty Chapter, wanted to do something special and memorable for the students and club members. We decided to help students become more aware of the obscene amount of national debt that is owed by our government, and must be paid by us. While …

  • War is just one more big government program

    Consider the following: What if I told you there’s a government program which will cost taxpayers more than Obamacare will over the next ten years? What if that program was just one function of a sprawling government agency which has not been audited in two decades? What if that agency was the third-largest contributor to our $17 …

  • Congressman Walter Jones (R, NC-3) talks about the War on YOUth

    On April 15, Representative Walter Jones came to North Carolina State University to talk about the rising national debt and why America should end its foreign military intervention at the War on YOUth event at NCSU. He began with by talking about how he got into the liberty movement, and how the movement’s views are …

  • National Debt Awareness: Kicking the Can Back

    On Friday October 11th, “The Can Kicks Back” came to Cleveland State University to bring awareness to students on the national debt crisis. Our Young Americans for Liberty chapter helped co-sponsor the event. Students were able to watch the film “OverDraft,” which was a fair and non-partisan discussion by both Republicans and Democrats on an …

  • What Debt Problem?

    In the August/September issue of Reason  magazine, Veronique de Rugy, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, confronts claims from the Obama administration that we do not have a debt problem. You’ve probably heard these claims; even Speaker of the House John Boehner agreed with the president this past March, but …

  • The Senate Immigration Bill is officially a disaster

    Senate Leader Harry Reid is pushing for a vote — as soon as today — on the Gang of Eight immigration bill, likely because he knows that the longer they wait, the fewer votes they will receive. If you’re unaware, the bill is being sold by a clan of four Republicans and four Democrats who …

  • April Activism: National Vs. Student Loan Debt

    For our April Innovative Activism at Old Dominion University, our chapter decided to do a comparison of the national debt and student loan debt.  We did this activism in our Student Center on April 25, 2013.  The reason why we chose this topic is that we wanted to make a very clear and concise poster …

  • YAL @ UAB Debt Clock display

    YAL at the University of Alabama-Birmingham created a display of the National Debt on campus to raise awareness of both the debt and our group. The debt sign is over 40 feet long & was put up near the Sterne Library. However, after less than an hour of display we were approached by a Campus …

  • War and Freedom

    Alexis de Tocqueville once said: No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. . . . War does not always give over democratic communities to military government, but it must invariably and immeasurably increase the powers of civil government; it must almost compulsorily concentrate the direction of all men and …

  • The President’s New Plan to Make Things Worse

    Following in the footsteps of his Republican predecessor, President Obama has announced a new budget proposal which will — you guessed it! — sink the American government even further into debt.  The House Republican Conference has provided some discouraging stats on the new budget: President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal (In billions of dollars) Year …