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  • New Poll Shows Gen Z Is Pretty Confused About Socialism, Capitalism, And More

    08/19/2019 5:15:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    As the 2019-2020 school year begins this fall, millions of high schoolers and college students will be heading into an academic rife with politicization and heated classroom discussions. But, how do students truly feel about issues such as socialism, free speech, health care, and illegal immigration? Do these kids aged 13-22, known as Gen Z, feel comfortable sharing their true opinions? Do they even know the basic concepts of what they are discussing? To find out, Young America's Foundation, "the nation’s premier organization for inspiring students on high school and college campuses with conservative ideas," teamed up with Echelon Insights...
  • University of Florida Settles Lawsuit After Allegations Of Political Speech Suppression

    08/03/2019 4:30:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2019 | Lauren Cooley
    University of Florida’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter settled in court earlier this week, after suing their university for speech censorship and funding bias. The student group alleges the university imposed criteria that disproportionately impacted those looking to bring conservative speakers to campus.The crux of the suit revolved around money collected from mandatory student fees, which are dispersed to student groups via the student government. In its 45-page legal complaint, YAF said the student government failed to distribute funds to student organizations in a fair, viewpoint-neutral manner. Now with the suit settled, UF will change its policy in addition to paying $66,000 in...
  • 'Unsafe': Conservative student group denied recognition

    06/12/2019 7:22:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/10/2019 | unknown
    The absolute intolerance of leftists who reject anyone holding a different political perspective was put on stage on Santa Clara University recently when student leaders refused to allow a conservative organization on campus. The situation developed in a vote rejecting the Young America’s Foundation. That group, which has chapters on campuses across the nation already, is dedicated to assuring that the messages of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise and traditional values are available to those who want them. It works to provide its message through conferences, seminars, educational materials, internships and speakers. The organization announced recently that...
  • When Christian Colleges Teach Students to Fear, Not to Think

    04/13/2019 3:43:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2019 | Ryan Bomberger
    Christians are called to be strong and courageous. But that’s not what Christian students are being taught on many Christian college campuses today. Too often, they’re taught to fear and to hide behind a false pretense of grace while extending none. Christian writer, speaker and author—Matt Walsh—was protested by college staff and students, at Baylor University, who didn’t want to hear a Biblical perspective on culture-shifting issues. How dare a Christian father speak Biblical truths about abortion, marriage and gender! That’s “hate speech." This is intolerable in a day and age when many define their own subjective truth which cannot, apparently,...
  • Wake up, alumni: Another university under siege

    02/22/2019 7:13:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2019 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    The latest chapter in college insanity comes from Syracuse University.  Based on reports, the U.S. Constitution may be offensive to foreign students, or something like that: Syracuse University denied an application for Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) to become a Registered Student Organization (RSO), stating, as one of its reasons for doing so, that requiring students to believe in the U.S. Constitution is "exclusionary to international students." The story gets sillier after more reading: Of the Syracuse University registered student organizations that appear political in nature, Campus Reform identified six of them as left-leaning while just one is conservative.  This is insane....
  • Young America's Foundation Scores Victory Against Berkeley

    04/27/2018 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Young America's Foundation scored a legal victory against UC-Berkeley this week after a judge in San Francisco refused to dismiss the organization's lawsuit against the university for infringing on the First Amendment rights of conservative students and speakers on campus. “Young America’s Foundation looks forward to moving on to the merits of this case and vigorously defending our claims at trial. This ruling allowing YAF’s critical First Amendment case to move forward is a win for conservatives and free speech, and it shows that Judge Chesney believes there is significant evidence of Berkeley’s work to suppress conservative speech," Young America’s...
  • University of Virginia stonewalls conservative club for restricting membership to conservatives

    12/18/2017 11:56:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    The University of Virginia says it will not recognize a conservative club because the organization limits its membership to those who affirm conservative principles. In a letter on Friday, lawyers for Young America’s Foundation said the university’s policy is both “unconstitutional” and a violation of Virginia state law. “A pro-choice club may deny leadership positions to pro-life students, and a gun control group may determine that it does not wish to extend membership to NRA members,” Casey Mattox, senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, wrote in the letter. “Yet, by the terms of this policy — and its application...
  • The Free Speech Tax at UNC-Gomorrah

    10/16/2017 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2017 | Mike Adams
    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has long been a cesspool of moral rot and corruption. My longtime readers will recall that the first speech I ever gave on a college campus was at UNCG in 2004. The university had just spent $3,000 the night before to fund a speech by a porn star that referred to herself as the “Queen of Anal Sex” (I promise I am not making this up). But they refused to fund my speech on the First Amendment because it was “too offensive.” To cap it off, UNCG told the College Republicans (CRs)...
  • Menacing White Supremacist Terrorizes Berkeley

    09/16/2017 9:51:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2017 | Michael Barone
    The city of Berkeley was on alert. Barriers were erected to stop violent protesters. Bank of America boarded up windows. Police were authorized to use pepper spray if merited. Traumatized UC Berkeley students were offered counseling if needed. A campus crowd chanted, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, white supremacists have got to go.” And a large sign read, “We say no to white supremacist b-s.” What was causing this disturbance? Why the massive disruption? As tweeted by Tariq Nasheed, “Suspected white supremacist Ben Shapiro, who tries to mask his racist rhetoric by claiming to be jewish, is in Berkeley now #BenAtBerkeley.”...
  • Conservative Student Attacked at Charlottesville Vigil in Syracuse for Wearing YAF Cap

    08/16/2017 6:53:53 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | 08.16.17 | Posted by Mike LaChance
    Caleb Slater, a conservative student and the president of the Ithaca College Republicans, recently attended YAF’s 39th Annual National Conservative Student Conference, where he received a baseball cap with the Young America’s Foundation logo and our slogan, “The Conservative Movement Starts Here,” printed on the back. Caleb chose to wear his YAF hat when he attended a vigil in Syracuse, New York, for the victims of last weekend’s violent clash in Charlottesville. “I wore my Young America’s Foundation hat to the rally as a symbol of peace,” Caleb explained. “I wore the hat to show that conservatives condemn the actions...
  • Students Outraged After University Moves 9/11 Memorial

    08/03/2017 2:07:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    For the past two years, the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Southern Methodist University displayed nearly 3,000 American flags on a prominent university lawn to remember those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. But Old Glory won’t be posted on the Dallas Hall Lawn this year – even though the display had been well-received by the student body. The university objected to the location of the display, citing a revised policy aimed at protecting students from “harmful or triggering” messages. “While the University respects the rights of students to free speech, the University respects the right of...
  • YAF Officially Files Charges Against UC Berkeley and Janet Napolitano Over ANN COULTER Campus Speech

    04/24/2017 6:22:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/24/17 | Jim Hoft
    Young America’s Foundation officially filed charges on Monday in federal court against UC Berkeley and Janet Napolitano, the president of the University of California, for appropriate & safe venue for Ann Coulter’s speech on Thursday plus damages.
  • Dinesh D'Souza live stream now at Columbia University. 8:30 p.m. est Feb. 21, 2017

    02/21/2017 5:57:16 PM PST · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 7 replies
    Young America's for Freedom ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Young America's Foundation
    Dinesh D'Souza Speaking Now at Columbia University.
  • The campus left needs to stop whining

    01/17/2017 12:19:49 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    If ignorance is bliss, progressive kids at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are among the most blissful when it comes to the ABCs of free speech. The Student Coalition for Progress recently petitioned to have the campus Young Americans for Freedom chapter deemed a hate group and its members subjected to “intensive diversity training.” YAF, for the record, is largely a Reaganite bunch. But apparently spreading love of free markets and other conservative ideas creates “a hostile environment on campus.” Triggering the whiners was a visit from conservative columnist Ben Shapiro, who spoke about how “safe spaces” limit free speech —...
  • UW [Wiasconsoin] students petition to shut down YAF, punish leaders [ed]

    12/19/2016 9:22:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 16, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    Students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison are demanding that their school’s administration put members of a conservative club “through intensive diversity training.” An online petition being circulated by the school’s “Student Coalition for Progress” condemns the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter on campus for hosting Ben Shapiro, whom they claim has “used his following and nationally syndicated media presence to deny the realities of systematic and institutional violence against Black and Brown people, sexual assault survivors, Muslims, LGBTQIA+ people, people with low income[s], people with differing abilities, undocumented immigrants, and anyone that [sic] is systematically targeted along identity...
  • Pushback Can Work

    03/01/2016 10:42:48 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A pair of incidents remind us that we are still living in a democracy and peaceful pushback can work, even on a college campus. Both stories involve Young Americans for Freedom. Two years ago, Virginia Tech cut off funding to the campus chapter of YAF when the group invited former U. S. treasurer Bay Buchanan, sister of conservative columnist Pat Buchanan, on campus to speak on immigration reform. Now, "After a long battle, Virginia Tech administrators reversed the Student Budget Board's decision and returned funding to VT YAF," Emily Jashinsky writes in the Winter 2016 issue of Libertas. Libertas is...
  • How Conservatives Teach

    07/10/2015 10:15:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 10, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Liberal friends curious about how conservative professors actually teach might consider asking them. That’s what Jeisi Zhao of the Young America’s Foundation did in an interview with George Mason University economist Walter Williams. “I teach micro-economic theory, and in my classroom I never talk about the kind of things that I talk about in my syndicated column or on radio,” Dr. Williams told Zhao. “In my classroom, I never talk about these things because they are my preferences and values, and I think it is academic dishonesty for professors to teach students their values.” “I would never teach my preferences....
  • Moving Tassels Left

    06/08/2015 7:45:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 7, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Young America’s Foundation has once again compiled an invaluable compendium of this season’s commencement speakers and found, once again, that they overwhelmingly represent one point of view. Moreover, in our review of 127 of the arguably representative speakers they highlight, we note that one-third—41—have discernible political views. By the most expansive definition, one-third of these—10—can be called anything from apolitical to definitively conservative: • Gen. Philip M. Breedlove at the Georgia Institute of Technology, • Former President George W. Bush at Southern Methodist University • Former Secretary of labor , Elaine Chao, retired Admiral Thad Allen, at Georgetown •...
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Doomed Attempt to Start a Young Conservative Revolution

    03/31/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Livia Gershon
    Speaking in New Hampshire last Friday night, Ted Cruz recalled a snarky aside written by New York Times columnist David Brooks, identifying Cruz and Karl Marx as the two people who "believe that power can be wielded directly by the masses." Being lumped in with Marx is a bit unusual for him, Cruz noted, but he's thrilled to be dismissed as a wacky populist by an Establishment shill like Brooks. Cruz, the junior Senator from Texas and first official Republican presidential candidate for 2016, was keynoting the New England Freedom Conference, put on by Young America's Foundation, a far-right group...
  • WATCH: CRUZ AND BREITBART’S MARLOW HEADLINE YAF CONFERENCE FROM NH [Video Link #23]

    03/27/2015 4:36:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2015 | Breitbart TV
    Young America’s Foundation (YAF) will welcome Senator Ted Cruz, Breitbart’s Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, John Stossel, Katie Pavlich, and hundreds of students to New Hampshire for the first Freedom Conference of 2015. High school and college students will travel to Nashua, New Hampshire, on March 27 and 28 for inspiration, camaraderie, and training on how to take the ideas of individual freedom, free markets, and strong national defense to schools across the country. Students from as far away as California, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas will be attending this event. Many in the Conservative Movement suggest that we need to chase...