YAL in Action

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

Tag: Natural Rights
  • Pioneers Love Free Speech, Promote First Amendment at Free Speech Ball

    Here at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, our first major activism event went off without a hitch! We rolled out our 9″ tall beach ball, and invited everyone to use their right of free speech to write whatever they wanted on the ball. Initially people were hesitant, especially because it was raining earlier that …

  • The Robinson Crusoe Fallacy

    I’m sure you’ve all heard it — the idea that man automatically gives up his rights by choosing to live with other men. That if we really wanted to be “left alone,” we should go “live on a desert island by ourselves.” Though most of us are tempted to simply shrug our shoulders and say, “You …

  • A Brief Overview of Just Law

    It never fails that whenever a liberty activists asks the question, “Why should I have to listen to [insert unjust policy here]?” a statist will quickly respond, “Because it’s the law!” We obviously can see that they’re missing the point — simply because something is law does not at all prove that it is right. …

  • A libertarian’s Case for the Civil War

    Before I begin I would like to say that I am not making any moral arguments. I’m not really making any arguments at all. I am simply presenting some ideas I’ve had. I know that libertarians argue that government should only be involved if someone’s natural rights are being infringed upon. That is where I …

  • A “Right” to Subsidized Leisure?

    Add holidays to your list of unalienable “rights,” at least if you live in Europe. According to a recent London Times report, a proposal would subsidize Europeans vacationing in other parts of their continent. It will be considered a “right.”  The report says the following: An overseas holiday used to be thought of as a …

  • Re: Hey An-Caps

    As relayed by Bonnie in her compelling “debate” post, Dan McCarthy has offered some tough criticisms of anarcho-capitalism. Anarcho-capitalists typically oppose the state because they believe it is an unjustified monopoly of aggressive violence and an illegitimate concentration of power. However, Dan asks: [W]hat good will it do to abolish the state if one proceeds to …

  • The U.S. Government’s Love Affair with Discrimination

    Note: The inspiration for this article originated in Chapter 1 of Judge Andrew Napolitano’s “Lies The Government Told You,” which I would be remiss not to mention. However, the Judge mostly focuses on the history of discrimination against African-Americans and former slaves, and the resulting affirmative action laws that exist today. I felt that a …