YAL in Action

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Tag: Texas
  • Free Speech Ball at University of Texas at San Antonio

    On Tuesday, February 13th, The YAL chapter hosted a free speech ball that was rolled around the busiest areas of our campus. The ball caught many students by surprise and many were happy to join in. The opportunity to express oneself freely empowered many to share anything from bible verses to controversial jokes. When the …

  • Liberty Doesn’t Take a Holiday at West Texas A&M

    With Everyone getting back to school and starting the new semester it is important to recognize some chapter members who took classes during the winter break. It would have been easy for our chapter to sit through our classes and go home to enjoy the little break we did have. My chapter members however took …

  • Executing Scott Panetti: An Abuse of Power in Texas

    Whenever a state has the power to execute, there is the potential for it to abuse this power. An abuse of this power is currently on display in Texas, which is trying to execute a man with severe mental illness. Texas has scheduled an execution date of December 3 for Scott Panetti, who was convicted …

  • Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted—but what was his crime?

    An alarming and shameful path was set into motion in Texas on August 15, 2014. Governor Rick Perry was indicted under nebulously written statues for “Abuse of Official Capacity” and “Coercion of Public Servant” (indictment attached). The charges carry in total seven to 109 years in prison. What nefarious acts and conspiracies did the Governor …

  • Parenting: Yet Another Task the Government Can’t Handle

    This past week, the parents of two year old Alexandria Hill made what is quite possibly the most heart-wrenching decision with which a parent can be faced. They chose to take their daughter off of life support after she had spent several days in a coma caused by a traumatic brain injury. Her tragic death …

  • Eric Holder Goes after Texas

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced on July 25th, 2013 that the Justice Department is now requesting that federal courts require the state of Texas to ask permission prior to changing any of its voting laws. This stunning grab for power comes just one month after the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Voting …

  • Wendy Davis’s Stand

    In one on of the most exciting and crazy episodes of Texas politics in recent memory Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, took on Texas SB 5 with a astounding 11-hour filibuster.   Before 11 p.m. Davis’ stand was stuck down after violating the rules of Texas filibuster legislation three times. According to Texas filibuster guidelines, …

  • Liberty in the Pines

    I want everybody who reads this to take a quick minute to imagine your perception of East Texas. The area shares a part of the country known as the Piney Woods, home to four national parks and at least 17 state parks. Now, imagine Texas politics, especially in rural East Texas. Not only is our …

  • 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 …

  • Hay! That’s Not Fair!

    I got to spend some time with relatives in East Texas this holiday season, where the accents are as thick as the sweet tea. After days of presents, gluttony, and fireworks, my family and I packed our car and headed home. As we were passing a truck stacked high with bales of hay my mother …