Tag Archive: Students For Liberty


Daily Video 4.4.15

John Stossel – Students For Liberty

 

 

 

 

Published on Mar 31, 2015

” Jorge Colindres and Alexander McCobin of Student for Liberty join John to discuss how the ideas of freedom are spreading. http://www.LibertyPen.com “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 1.6.13

John Stossel – The New Libertarians

 

 

Published on Jan 2, 2014

” Alexander McCobin (Co-founder of Students for Liberty), Barbie Sostaita (Salem College student) and Matthew LaCorte (Hofstra student) join John to discuss a new generation of libertarians.

http://www.LibertyPen.com “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rise Of The Libertarians

 

 

Libertarianism is spreading on our college campuses. An unusually large number of politically-minded, frustrated students, who refer to themselves as the “liberty movement” believe themselves to be part of a rising tide that will restore the country to greatness.

Another issue driving libertarian activism is disenchantment with middle class entitlements. Programs like Social Security are beginning to run deficits, and demographic projections suggest that receiving a substantial payout upon retirement may not be an option for those just entering the program. In surveys, many millennials say they don’t think the program will exist by the time they’re supposed to receive benefits.

Young people are getting a “raw deal” from politicians’ deceptive promises, Deerson said.

So there are more college libertarians nowadays, but where are they coming from? The UCLA survey mentioned above suggests that it is primarily conservatives who are losing ground to libertarians, but some anecdotal evidence suggests a greater diversity of backgrounds. In an informal survey of members of the YAL chapter at UNC, Deerson said that about 40 percent of students had been raised Democrat, about 40 percent had been raised Republican, and about 20 percent said they had always been libertarian.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New From Cato Institute- Essays On Liberty

 

 

” Need something to read during the shutdown? You’re in luck, because Students for Liberty and the Atlas Network have released a new book of original essays on the question, “Why Liberty?” It includes a piece on the humble case for liberty by yours truly, and is packed with great stuff. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Here’s the book’s editor, Cato senior fellow Tom G. Palmer:

 

You can order a copy online or snag a free PDF. “

Ann Coulter: Groupthink is Destroying Libertarian P**sies

 

 

 

“Libertarians and pot!” says an exasperated Coulter. “This is why people think libertarians are pussies. We’re living in a country that is 70 percent socialist. The government is taking 60 percent of your money. They’re taking care of your health care, of your pensions, they’re telling you who you can hire, what the regulations are gonna be…and you want to suck to your little liberal friends and say, ‘Oh, we want to legalize pot. You know, if you were a little more manly, you’d tell the liberals what your position on employment discrimination is.”

Well, if being a pussy isn’t bad enough, Coulter is now accusing libertarians of suffering from groupthink. Here she is on the March 18 episode of the Dennis Prager radio show (as transcribed by The Daily Caller):