YAL in Action

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

Tag: Private Charity
  • Are we talking or acting?

    YAL does an excellent job of educating and spreading libertarian ideas on campuses across the nation. But if the ultimate goal is a libertarian society, what are YAL members doing to bring this about? One of the most common arguments I hear when discussing political policy is that in a libertarian society the poor would be …

  • Choose Charity at Temple University

    Here at Temple, we were more than happy to help out with a local charity for our very first national event, being a new chapter. We decided to pair up with a local homeless shelter that also serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner all year around in central Philadelphia. They are known as the Sunday Breakfast …

  • How Occupy Wall Street is beating the Liberty Movement

    When a group of young libertarians gathered in Pepperdine last week for a Students for Liberty conference, they probably did not expect to begin their day listening to a speech advocating for greater cooperation between the Liberty and the Occupy Wall Street movements. However, that was the message of left libertarian philosopher Prof. Gary Chartier, …

  • Choose Charity: Encouraging Data

    Young Americans for Liberty has recently launched a great campaign titled “Choose Charity,” which is an activism push toward volunteering…voluntarily.  It highlights the libertarian view that the best way to solve problems is through voluntary action because, after all, this is truly the only moral action. I recently came across some fitting and optimistic (for our cause) polling …

  • Man Explains to WFTV News Why He Loves the Orlando Police Department

    On Wednesday July 6th, activists, concerned citizens and local media gathered at Lake Eola to witness the ongoing battle between Food Not Bombs and a City of Orlando Ordinance criminalizing charity in public parks.   During this scheduled feeding of the homeless, two activists were served tresspassing notices and asked to leave the park.  When …

  • Three Floridians Arrested for Feeding the Needy?

    Go into any major city in the country, and chances are you’re going to run into a couple of homeless people on the street. While many people may just walk past them, one group of people in Orlando, Florida wanted to be pro-active, and organized a free buffet for the homeless in Lake Eola Park, …

  • So it’s good to ban charity? Really?

    Do you ever spend your evenings aimlessly browsing the internet, clicking on whatever links happen to catch your interest? Sometimes it’s a video of a man, in his finest sweatpants and a t-shirt thats sleeves have been cut off to reveal his tree trunk-like arms, swinging a sledge hammer at a bowling ball. Other times, …

  • Disaster relief: Beat the government to it

    This post was originally intended for my Facebook friends in Alabama, however, everyone who advocates liberty and non-compulsory forms of assiting your fellow man can find a way to assist or support those recently devastated by the tornadoes in Alabama and the southeast.  As those who hold true the principle “that voluntary action is the …

  • False Compassion: Not Compassionate at All

    Much has been said about the difference in death tolls in the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes:  Though the quake in Chile has considerably stronger, tens or possibly hundreds of thousands fewer people died.  While some of this is due to physical factors such as the distance of the quakes from the surface and from large …

  • The humanitarian with a guillotine? Hopefully not.

    The UK’s Telegraph reports on accusations coming from both the French government and internationally-renowned Swiss emergency relief charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders): “This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti,” [a French official]said. Geneva-based charity Medecins Sans Frontieres backed his calls saying hundreds of lives were being put at risk as planes …