YAL in Action

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

Tag: Prohibition
  • Hamline University SSDP Hosts “Deep Web” Movie Night

    I first had the opportunity to see Lyn Ulbricht speak at a Students for Sensible Drug Policy conference in Washington D.C. last spring. Ulbricht is a libertarian activist who is fighting for the release of her incarcerated son Ross Ulbricht, who is currently serving a life sentence for allegedly operating the Silk Road, the first …

  • UNC YAL Year-End Report

    It’s hard to believe the year is over. UNC YAL is happy to reflect on a successful year of growth and activism on campus. During the fall 2015 semester, we successfully recruited from the incoming freshman class, hosted a free speech wall, and raised awareness about the dangers of military interventionism. This spring, we attended …

  • Forcing Internet Providers to Filter Pornography Would Prove Disastrous

    In light of Prime Minister Cameron’s announcement last week that Britain has asked their country’s Internet service providers (ISP) to filter all pornography before it reaches civilians computers, an interesting, and somewhat ignorant, debate has sparked here on our own soil. Should our ISPs be required to do the same? If one inquired of any …

  • A Sensible Drug Policy

    As the Vice President of my university’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter, I had the distinct pleasure of attending several portions of the YAL National Convention in Washington, DC. The experience was outstanding. Not only was I  able to hear speeches and discussions from some fantastic champions of liberty; I’ve was also able to meet some …

  • Ending the Failed “War on Tobacco”

    Former ATF agent Thomas Lesnak reveals in The Daily Caller that the current array of tobacco laws and taxes, far from deterring smoking, merely encourages a black market that finances terrorism and other forms of crime. Unfortunately, Lesnak’s proposed solution isn’t surprising in light of his former profession: increasing penalties and allocating greater funding toward law enforcement. …

  • Failed Prohibition and the Fake ID

    “But officer, I…” Both an excuse and a shameless plea inevitably follow. They do no good, of course, and an illegitimate plastic card is snatched away.  As a college student, this is a scenario I witness all too often. What is remarkable, though, is how often a situation such as this could occur, but doesn’t. …

  • NC State supplies munchies on 4/20

    As students from NC State walked through the brickyard Friday wearing sunglasses, hiding their reddened eyes from their ‘allergies’, they stopped by the YAL tables to pick up a brownie made with an extra ingredient:  liberty!  Once they stopped for their free munchy our members informed them on the tragedies of the War on Drugs: …

  • The War on Drugs at 40 Years

    John Stossel of FOX Business has conservative Ann Coulter on to discuss the current state of the War on Drugs. Check out their very different views on this controversial 40 year war at video.foxbusiness.com.

  • Prohibition through Taxation

    Even as some pro-liberty activists push for marijuana legalization in California (Richard Lee, the sponsor of the ballot measure, even describes himself as a “Libertarian Republican”) others are trying to use the referendum system to impose draconian taxes on alcohol. A proposed ballot measure would impose: a 2700% increase in the excise tax for hard …

  • Prohibition Kills

    I’m not talking about drugs this time… I’m talking about kidneys. Currently, it is illegal to sell kidneys for transplant — even to save someone’s life! John Stossel writes on his blog: The ban on organ sales kills people every day.  We are born with two kidneys, but need just one to survive.  Millions of …