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Letter: Civil discourse

The mission of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle." Our goal is to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates, and direction of our government.

YAL Statement of Principles

We are the Young Americans for Liberty. We recognize the God-given natural rights of life, liberty, and property set forth by our Founding Fathers. Our country was created to protect the freedoms of the individual and be directed by We the People.

We recognize that freedom requires responsibility, and therefore we hold ourselves to a high standard of character and conduct. Integrity motivates our action. Principle defines our outlook towards government. Peace and prosperity drive our ambitions towards our countrymen.

We inherit a corrupt, coercive world that has lost respect for voluntary action. Our government has failed and dragged our country into moral decay. The political class dominates the agenda with a violent, callous, controlling grip. For this we do not stand.

We welcome limited government conservatives, classical liberals, and libertarians who trust in the creed we set forth.

WE, as Young Americans for Liberty believe:

that government is the negation of liberty;

that voluntary action is the only ethical behavior;

that respect for the individual's property is fundamental to a peaceful society;

that violent action is only warranted in defense of one's property;

that the individual owns his/her body and is therefore responsible for his/her actions;

that society is a responsibility of the people, not the government.

Strategic partners.

September 27, 2013 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas premiums lower than expected under new health insurance marketplaces, report says

Perhaps these may be some of your favs?

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”

“The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.”

“The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

September 26, 2013 at 1:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings

I have to disagree with you on the professor's comments being hate speech. Last time I checked, the NRA is not a protected group.

September 20, 2013 at 10:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings

Oops, glock. Really try to understand the law before you post about it. :-)

Chapter 21: Crimes And Punishments
Article 40: Crimes Involving Violations Of Personal Rights
Statute 21-4004: Criminal defamation. (a) Criminal defamation is communicating to a person orally, in writing, or by any other means, information, knowing the information to be false and with actual malice, tending to expose another living person to public hatred, contempt or ridicule; tending to deprive such person of the benefits of public confidence and social acceptance; or tending to degrade and vilify the memory of one who is dead and to scandalize or provoke surviving relatives and friends.
(b) In all prosecutions under this section the truth of the information communicated shall be admitted as evidence. It shall be a defense to a charge of criminal defamation if it is found that such matter was true.

(c) Criminal defamation is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.

History: L. 1969, ch. 180, § 21-4004; L. 1992, ch. 239, § 187; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 135; L. 1995, ch. 251, § 14; July 1.

September 20, 2013 at 10:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Paul Davis makes it official: He's running for governor

Bigdog, please cite the votes that backup your notion that Paul voted against the 2nd Amendment.

September 17, 2013 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Girls’ deaths moved struggle forward

It's hard to have honest conversations about racism when folks aren't compelled to accept the truth.

September 15, 2013 at 5:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Girls’ deaths moved struggle forward

But, ribs, what is racist about remembering these precious little girls whose lives were cut short?

September 15, 2013 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Girls’ deaths moved struggle forward

I totally agree, cynic. I also believe those who keep their head buried in the sand and refuse to shine a light on the continuing racism in our country to be less than honest.

September 15, 2013 at 8:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )