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by Nelson Hultberg | AFR.org
The modern libertarian movement in America was launched in 1957 by Ayn Rand with her heroic novel, Atlas Shrugged. Using its radical advocacy of capitalism as their rallying cry, libertarians have, over the past 55 years, built a powerful political movement upon Rand’s ideas and vision. It is a very persuasive cause they have fashioned. But, unfortunately, its philosophical base contains flaws, which (if not corrected) will doom libertarianism to being nothing more t
Thirty people protesting against unmanned aerial drones outside Hancock Field Air Force National Guard Base have been arrested.
The Post-Standard reports that the arrests Sunday came after a series of rallies and workshops held in Syracuse over the weekend by the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars.
A group of people lying on the base's driveway were arrested. Charges include disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration and loitering. About 250 people had
Sometimes I look at the Top Forum Topics on the DP and it reads like people said, "Oh, here's some bad news - I'll go post it on the Daily Paul!"
What I would like to see more of is:
News about what you're doing - in your garden, on your farm, at your GOP / Libertarian / Democratic Party meeting, what your kids are learning, what you're learning, what you heard at the grocery store, what you observed in your neighborhood. Not just bad stuff - good stuff too!
What I'd like to see less of is:
Let’s be clear. Rand Paul is almost certainly the best sitting United States Senator (well, perhaps second best, as the Senator from Washington D.C. doesn’t get a vote, and can therefore do the least harm). This of course isn’t saying much when talking about the psychopathic, ignorant control freaks that largely populate the U.S. Senate. In contrast, Rand seems to be more reasonable and often falls on the right side of many issues.
"The Senate could vote as early as Thursday on a bill to empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. Under the bill, the sales taxes would be sent to the states where a shopper lives."
You've got work to do, get to it!
Our Young Americans for Liberty chapter here at A&M prepared a display to help visualize the cost of the war on terror. We set out flags representing civilian deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. There were also flags representing the World Trade Center deaths and the deaths in the U.N. Coalition.
Unfortunately, few ever saw it. The signs were gone by morning, so the above are the only pictures we have. While it may be a bit disheartening, we
Glenn Greenwald does a fantastic 25 min interview with Moyers, where he gets to elaborate on some great liberty-minded ideas. He also points out the flaws in a society ruled/controlled by fear.
On March 20th, the ten year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the Washington State University YAL chapter hosted a showing of the HBO documentary "Wartorn." We handed out flyers to advertise the event during the two days prior to the event and on the event day before the showing began. About 1000 flyers were handed out. We also created a Facebook page for the event. Roughly 20 people attended the event, which was less than we expected.
From this we learned that any
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, Young Americans for Liberty from Mesa Community College advocated for the end to not only the war on "terror," but for an end to all unconstitutional wars.
Along with our fantastic Generation of War activism kit, we constructed two life-sized cutouts of former President George W. Bush and President Barrack Obama as Grim Reapers of sorts (eerie images to say the least); needless to say, we received
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia - Today, Campaign for Liberty President John Tate released the following statement concerning S.743, the “Marketplace Fairness Act”:
“Proponents of the Internet Tax Mandate want us to believe this legislation is all about ‘fairness.’ But there is nothing fair about corporate lobbyists using the strong arm of government to put their smaller competitors out of business.
“There is nothing fair about governors looking to the federal government to take m
We had a lot of success with our Generation of War activism here at the University of Mississippi-Gulf Coast Campus. We decided to create a cost of war memorial in which we highlighted the human and financial costs of our destructive foreign policy. We also set up an information table with constitutions, philosophy palm cards, cost of war palm cards, and more. Everything was up for over a week as we wanted to be sure everyone on campus had a chance to see. This gave our
YAL @ the University of Arkansas at Little Rock wound down the semester with out Generation of War event, using some leftover materials from Free Markets 101.
A large poster in front of the table proclaimed the costs of America's wars as defined by iCasualities.com and CostofWar.com.
There was a lot of discussion over the poster, as it caught a lot of attention and there were about ten signatures acquired.
The information caught a great deal of attention
For April Innovative Activism, the Glendale Community College chapter in Glendale, Arizona sought to highlight one of the most important issues that must be continually protected, especially on college campuses: the First Amendment.
In order to recruit new members to our club, and close out what was our best semester yet, we decided to set up a Free Speech Wall, and allow students to freely express themselves however they wish. Once they signed the wall, they were able
April has been an incredibly busy month for the Kansas State University chapter of Young Americans for Liberty!
Throughout the month, we have had our usual weekly meetings and tabling events with an estimated thirty sign ups. Topics of discussions at meetings included everything from intellectual property to martial law in Boston in light of the recent Boston bombings. Events in that arena have been standard for our chapter: 10 to 20 members in attendance per meeting
For our anti-war activism we got out and campaigned hard last week here at Georgia College and State University. My associates in liberty, Caile Wiley and Sam Allen, were a great help!
For the week of April 15-19th, we were able to get out and table for a great portion of the day on Tuesday and Thursday. Starting at 12 p.m., we tabled until about 4 p.m. On Tuesday we were unprepared for the amount of sun that would be out, and
The Young Americans for Liberty Chapter at the University of Colorado Boulder has had a busy spring, most recently hosting a “Generation of War” event.
The purpose of the event was to both memorialize and draw attention to the massive loss of liberty, money and lives Americans have faced since the beginning of the War on Terror.
Hosted around the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, our YAL members arrived early on the morning of April 3rd to plant miniature