YAL in Action

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

Tag: Privacy
  • The Great Debate V, University of Cincinnati

    A copy of our poster that was used in advertising the debate on campus. One of our YAL Chapter’s favorite recurring events that we do each semester is the The Great Debate: A debate amongst all the political student groups on campus over a variety of current issues. This was the fifth iteration of such …

  • Freedom of Speech Ball Autumn 2017, University of Cincinnati

        A Student writes on the Free Speech Ball while Drake Lundstrom (YAL) holds the ball steady. A popular event that Young Americans for Liberty typically holds is the Free Speech Ball event. We inflated a giant beach ball and let people use any color of sharpie to write whatever they wanted to on …

  • Our #RestoreThe4th Event at the University of Cincinnati

    To remind everyone of the egregious erosion of the fourth amendment and of our personal privacy in this country, our chapter decided to partake in the nation-wide YAL Activism event: #RestoreThe4th. This event took place on the 16th anniversary of the passage of the unconstitutional PATRIOT Act which has allowed the government to spy on …

  • #RestoreThe4th at St. Lawrence University

    Yesterday, SLUYAL hosted its #RestoreThe4th event on the St. Lawrence Campus. We had been planning this event since YAL had announced it; we put flyers around campus, hung a banner that resembled the “Big government eye” to stare down at everyone in our student center, invited our friends to our Facebook event, and added the …

  • Looking Back on the Patriot Act through Activism

    Earlier today, our chapter at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania just completed our Restore the Fourth Event, and it definitely turned heads. While Caitlin Strasser held down the signup table fort, Brandon Valent and I roamed campus decked out as secret agents. We approached passers-by and handed them search warrants, complete with a list of reasons …

  • Vault 7 Activism at The University of Alabama

    Today, our YAL chapter tabled in our student center for an activism event to educate our student body about the recent Vault 7 leaks and the massive infringements on Americans’ civil liberties they reveal. Specifically, we covered information ranging from the PATRIOT Act to the specific techniques the CIA uses to infiltrate our privacy. We …

  • Your Privacy Rights- the Event, Why it Matters Even if You Have Nothing to Hide, and How to Get Others on Board

    The right to be left alone is synonymous with one’s privacy rights, is a right upheld in multiple court hearings and cases. It is enshrined implicitly in the bill of rights. It was once an expectation and value in American Culture and something our founding fathers fought a revolution over. As such many of our …

  • ObamaCare, The NSA, Pizza, and YOU!

    Now that Obamacare has rolled out and with the NSA exposed of its data collection program, can you imagine the state of our healthcare system and privacy when you’re simply ordering a pizza? Not to be an alarmist, but this can of course devolve into something dangerous to our freedoms — just go to your …

  • Anti-Texting Laws “Microregulate” Drivers

    One of the diseases afflicting modernity is the assumption that every problem has (or should have) a solution, and every ill a cure. The latest item on the endless laundry list kept by the professional busybodies: texting and driving. An interesting battlefront on the issue of distracted driving involves dueling statistical studies surrounding whether “distracted …

  • Founding Principles, Legal Precedent, and the NSA

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. — …