Between the student involvement fair and our callout meeting we signed up 85 new members dedicated to liberty yesterday! We had one of our most successful callout meetings ever, and, more importantly, a lot of fun! After I briefly described the ideas of liberty, some of the core group members talked about their experiences and passions.
Gabriel Gardner gave the most succinct explanation of YAL in relation to the term “libertarian” and YAL group diversity I’ve ever heard to date.
Ryan Guilliam, the “Energizer Bunny” of the group, explained why he’s so enthusiastic about being involved in YAL and why he continues to surpass even himself in activist feats on a weekly basis.
Nico Perrino discussed how, because of his involvement with YAL, he got a summer internship at FIRE, and noted the grade A track record YAL @ IU alumni obtaining jobs with congressional campaigns and securing positions at conservative and libertarian think tanks.
Zach Overs talked about the history of liberty, why settlers initially came to America and the motive and philosophy behind what our principled founding fathers stood foor.
And, well, I guess I lucked out. I got to announce Ron Paul.
Overall, I’d have to say, I think I’m pretty lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful people who are just as, if not more, passionate about liberty than I am, and for that they deserve a round of applause.
Throughout my experience as president of YAL @ IU I’ve really learned what it means to be a part of something. My peers continue to amaze me every day. The community that’s built up around the ideas of liberty at IU, which I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of, is something I’ll never forget.