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Tag: satire
  • The Statist’s Annotated Bible, Part I: The Beatitudes

    Even if you’re not a Christian as I am, you’ve probably heard Jesus’ Beatitudes (“Blessed are the…”).  What I’d like to do is present to you some of the Beatitudes (based on the NASB translation) if they were rewritten by a modern statist. Compare them to the original here. Blessed are the poor in dollars. …

  • Climate Change Experts Wish the Climate Would Heat up Already

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Climate Reality Project released an official report Wednesday stating that they are “getting pretty sick of this whole climate thing.” Citing the rate which the climate has been warming as “unacceptable” and “seriously annoying”, the report voiced the frustration of the organization and calls upon the federal government to increase funding to “speed …

  • Millennials Keep Giving Seniors a Hard Time

    The mainstream media’s best kept secret is that Millennials are increasingly starting to favor the ideas typically associated with libertarianism. With their Facebook posts about “it” always “happening” and their rabid support for former Congressman Ron Paul, today’s youth are embracing the dangerous trend of anti-war, small-government views that are coursing through the Republican, and …

  • Groundbreaking New Study Reveals Unpaid Internships “Totally Not Cool, Man”

    According to a study released yesterday by the College of Social Justice at UC-Berkeley, new evidence finds that unpaid internships are directly linked to “dangerous personality defects and health complications.” The 174-page study reveals that unpaid student internships directly contribute to physical fatigue, chronic drowsiness in the morning hours, and “completely uncool vibes.” The study, …

  • NSA Love Letter

    I like being watched.It’s a comforting feeling to know that my government cares. I enjoy that guilty pause of second-guessing my Google searches.It’s a thrill to know that an agency can knock on my door at any moment just because of what I search.It’s like having an overly-concerned friend who just wants to take care of you, however …

  • Political Tensions Rise After Obama Unveils New All-Seeing Eye Tower

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Controversy is once again swirling around the Obama administration after the White House unveiled its newest security program two days ago. At a televised press conference Obama revealed what the White House is calling the “Freedom Tower,” an 875-foot stone superstructure adorned with the flaming eye of the Dark Lord Sauron. Officials have confirmed …

  • RNC May Have Access to Minority Report-like Technology!

    At the 2012 RNC, a vote was taken for Rules 12 and 16, which basically bind states to a majority-wins-all or proportional delegate distribution (ie. no more “free” delegates). In addition, the free delegates who were at the convention may be replaced by the states by delegates they see as more fit to support the …

  • Dear Federal Reserve Bureaucrat,

    By Davi Barker If you’re reading this you were probably recently hired as part of the Federal Reserve’s new social media monitoring program. Chances are you’re part of some make-work federal job placement program. You probably don’t completely understand who it is that you’re working for, and what it is that you’re doing. So, I …

  • Bastiat’s Smoker’s Petition

    Check out this satirical work based I wrote on Frederic Bastiat’s Candlemaker’s Petition. It was published in MTSU’s newspaper Sidelines this week in comical protest of the new smoking ban. Dear Authorities:                                                                                                                                                              You are on the right track. You reject abstract theories of self-determination. You have done well violating students’ rights of self-ownership and treating them like …

  • Spenditol — A New Miracle Drug!