This year’s Welcome Week at UCSD was the most encouraging week of tabling I have ever experienced. Young Americans for Liberty tabled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, racking up at least 70 sign-ups, possibly more.
However, what amazed me was the unprecedented number of students who described themselves as libertarian. In years previous, finding self-described libertarians was always a happy surprise; most interested sign-ups were simply libertarian leaning, or liked what we had to say. This year, we could barely keep up with all the libertarians who wanted to talk to us.
For any YALers out there feeling discouraged, just remember — this movement is the future, and the future is now.