YAL’s Constitution Week at Clayton State University

Here is a summary of what the YAL chapter at Clayton State University (just south of Atlanta, GA) had going on during Constitution week.  John Monds, Libertarian and the first African American to ever be on the general election ballot for governor of Georgia, spoke on ‘Liberty and the Constitution.’


Here Monds is taking out his pocket U.S. Constitution to read the 9th Amendment, which was intended to protect the many other natural rights that individuals have that were not specifically mentioned in the Constitution or Bill of Rights. It states, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”


Monds kept it a nonpolitical speech, and I was glad that he included the topic of state nullification of unconstitutional federal laws in his speech — a concept which many of these students had probably never heard of before!


The September edition of the official campus paper was just published; it included an article I wrote about the Constitution and Constitution Day. Of course, I also bring up nullification!


An article was also published in the paper about Young Americans for Liberty gaining momentum at Clayton State!

We also tabled using the invaluable Operation Politically Homeless Kit, handed out pocket Constitutions and YARs, and got lots of interested students’ contact information — plus a dozen new members!


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