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Just to enlighten those who have not been aware that there are college activists affiliated with leading exponents of the pro individual freedom, limited government, sound money movement.

Both groups started in 2008 and are growing exponentially.

Students For Liberty has chapters all over the world and over fifty regional conferences with more each year.

Young Americans For Liberty has its 2015 annual report online showing its progress with over 247,000 student activists on several hundred campuses and growing.

If you are familiar with exponential growth you realize that their numbers and influence may just grow into the millions and then tens of millions in a very few years.

The organization and its many affiliates is primarily educational and is driven by the students themselves with help and support from their upper echelon.

They are both affiliated with many orgs in the freedom movement and hear talks from many experienced intellectuals at their conferences.

Worth supporting as it is a happening in the high schools and colleges which promises to keep growing and more effective in its intention to grow and enlighten their classmates. They have told their professors that they are teaching their fellow students in the dorms what their professes refuse to teach them in class!

www.studentsforliberty.org

www. YAL.org

See for yourself and consider supporting them with even a token donation. Perhaps you might attend one of their conferences to experience their passion and dedication to our cause.

galtgulch

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Party with Pussy Riot (Koch staffers) vs No Fags (Paul-ettes)

combined membership = 0.00025% of US college students

104,000,000 Google results for 'us catholic student group'

96,400,000 Google results for 'us democratic student group'

60,700,000 Google results for 'us republican student group'

47,300,000 Google results for 'us socialist student group'

5,210,000 Google results for 'us libertarian student group'

491,000 Google results for 'us objectivist student group'

https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=libertarian

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JTS,

Thanks for the links.

I hope everyone checks out these sites to see for themselves that these young people are passionate about being part of a rapidly growing movement. Many say that they have personally benefitted by being involved in the activities of these two organizations. Certainly knowing that they are not alone in helping others, one at a time, to learn about the liberty movement is inspiring in itself.

I have no doubt that these two groups, SFL and YAL will simply continue to increase their presence on more and more campuses across the country and within each campus as well.

I attended one of their conferences to see for myself and it was worth the effort. Their affiliations with so many other organizations within the pro liberty movement assures that they are being made aware of the work of Ayn Rand, the Austrian school of economics and so many others.

Despite the recent happenings on certain campuses in which students show their lack of respect for sharing ideas which might be offensive to some I have no doubt that SFL and YAL have staying power with reason on their side.

We will see.

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YAF sounds to me to be an organization for young conservatives decades ago. I am not aware if it was on college campuses as both YAL and SFL are.

I just received a mailing from YAL whose founder started it in 2008. It has grown impressively to being on over 675 campuses and has over 400K following it on social media with over 247,000 student activists who are recruiting others to the cause as well as educating themselves and working with the many other organizations devoted to the same objective.

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I was a member of YAF in NJ during my senior year in high school, 1962. My gut is that many went Objectivist as I did. YAF was Buckley conservative type. The radicalization of the college campus because of the Vietnam War was unlikely to be helpful. These are my uncontaminated by Google thoughts.

--Brant

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I was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey but my family moved to the Flatbush section of Brooklyn when I was four years old. I was drawn to science and had no interest in politics until many years later. I had the good fortune to meet a fellow resident after I moved back to Brooklyn from San Francisco where I had done an internship after medical school in Buffalo, N.Y. He was involved in a discussion over lunch one day at which I learned that the interns and residents in the city hospitals had formed a union and were suing the city for an increase in pay. Various job actions were being considered and in response to one fellow's objection to a plan to turn away patients sending them to other hospitals I heard this comment which I have never seen or read in Objectivist literature: "No man's need constitutes an obligation on the part of another man to fulfill that need!"

It was met with derision and argument but after the dust settled and everyone left I asked the fellow to explain. He took my question to be for him to prove what he had said and proceeded to say that in order to do so we had to agree on certain laws of logic and certain axiomatic concepts. This led to a statement that there are no contradictions in the universe. Just a restatement of the law of identity.

He went on to derive a moral standard of Man's Life on Earth being that principle. On to an exposition of the concept of rights and the proper function of government in a free society.

He recommended that I read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand which led to The Objectivist Newsletter etc.

Incidentally, I am sure that most if not all of those student activists recruited by SFL and YAL are being encouraged to read such works as well. This manifestation of the movement to restore our constitutional republic is more likely to be sustained from what I see of it. Both websites for http://studentsforliberty.org and http://www.yaliberty.org have their annual reports available for all to see. Their growth to date is impressive and one might extrapolate to one's hearts content. Between the two of them there are about 500K student activists. Of course it takes time for a new recruit to read, study and learn enough to be a successful recruiter him or herself.

Still if the time to double is as long as one year to 1M, 2Y to 2M, 3Y to 4M, 4Y to 8M, 5Y to 16M, 6Y to 32M, and you begin to see how powerful this movement can be given that ideas move the world and their ideas are rational.

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Incidentally, I am sure that most if not all of those student activists recruited by SFL and YAL are being encouraged to read such works as well. This manifestation of the movement to restore our constitutional republic is more likely to be sustained from what I see of it. Both websites for http://studentsforliberty.org and http://www.yaliberty.org have their annual reports available for all to see.

Good story, I liked it when you told it on another thread.

However, how do you know that the growing membership is being encouraged to read Ayn's works?

If they don't, you could suggest it and maybe establish a small endowment to make sure that the members are exposed to Atlas.

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