YAL in Action

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Tag: Republican Party
  • A Native Iowan Libertarian-Conservative’s Take on “Iowa Divided”

    At National Review Online last week, author Robert Costa penned a piece titled “Iowa Divided,” where he detailed the crevasse between the libertarian and moderate coalitions of the Republican Party of Iowa. As an Iowa native and right-wing individual, I was very interested in the comments of those interviewed and Costa’s take on the divide. …

  • My Journey to Liberty

    This is my first post as a new blogger for Young Americans for Liberty and I’m ever so excited. I wanted to do a “about the blogger” type post, but figured it would be too similar to many bloggers’ first post, so I decided to change it up a bit. I wanted to write a …

  • Politics of the 1960s and today: History repeats itself?

    I know we’ve all heard that history repeats itself, but within our political atmosphere I feel this is even more true and obvious. I recently read the Sharon Statement, which was seen as a sort of counterbalance to the Port Huron Statement. It made me think of the current happenings in the last few weeks, …

  • Common Cause with Dispensers of Hate?

    There is sizable element within the Republican Party who are never-enlisted warmongers and chickenhawks—like South Carolina Republican Party’s hateful political operative Todd Kincannon—who secretly wish antiwar veterans dead in body bags. Last week, Kincannon went on a diatribe on Twitter against antiwar activist and Iraq War veteran Michael Prysner, saying that Prysner should have “come …

  • Yes, We Really ARE the Future

    “We Are the Future Rally” at the Sun Dome at the University The Sunday before the 2012 RNC, a unique political event took place. Ron Paul’s “We Are The Future Rally” drew an overflow crowd of more than 10,000 young people. While the GOP Establishment was busy pushing Ron Paul’s delegates to the margins with …

  • YAL at the Texas Republican State Convention

    Young Americans For Liberty had the honor of tabling recently at the Republican Party of Texas’ state convention, where Congressman Ron Paul spoke and also hosted a breakout session. While YAL is a non-partisan organization, it’s always worthwhile when our members have the chance to reach outside of our normal student oriented sphere and discuss …

  • YAL and the Near Future of the Liberty Movement

    Written exclusively for Young Americans for Liberty.  Visit this page for more details on the author’s insider point of view and candidate recommendations. With many states already having had their primary elections—in which many liberty candidates were defeated—some liberty activists are returning to their quiet lives in seeming defeat.  But failure be damned!  Though a …

  • A Conservative’s Perspective on Why the GOP Is Unpopular

    Before I interpret anything, consider the following: In January of 2010, a Washington Post/ABC News poll found that an overwhelming 58% of respondents prefer “smaller government” whereas only 38% favor “larger government and more services.” In September of 2011, a Washington Post/Pew Reasearch poll found that 65% of respondents think that cutting the budget to “reduce the federal …

  • Rudy Giuliani: Blind Squirrel

    The old adage that even a blind squirrel will occasionally find a nut seems to fit former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s appearance on CNN Sunday morning: …[the] Republican Party would be well advised to get the heck out of people’s bedrooms and let these things get decided by states…Stay out of it… And I …

  • On the Electability of Ron Paul

    As a thick snow falls upon Seattle, melting upon contact, I’m amazed by the results of the LibertyPAC moneybomb. Over 400K in one day is quite the accomplishment, and with the CPAC strawpoll victory less than two weeks old, it seems ever more undisputable that Ron Paul and his message of freedom are a real …