Our mission is to raise awareness of the United States Constitution as the foundation of American government through political activism including, but not limited to: rallies, protests, speeches, booths and general campaigning for candidates who endorse a constitutionally limited government. We are open to anybody willing to actively and openly campaign for the Constitution as well as the candidates endorsed by our organization or those of our affiliates. However, we are open to all who adhere to these beliefs, regardless to the extent of their activism.
The main purpose of the organization is to foster the principles set forth in the United States Constitution among the student body of the University of Mississippi and to organize student activists in preserving those fundamental beliefs.
Statement of Principles
We are the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL). As Americans 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 directed by we the people.
We recognize that freedom deserves responsibility and therefore we hold ourselves to a high moral character and conduct. Integrity emphasizes our stance towards action. Principle defines our outlook towards government. Peace and prosperity drives 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. And, 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.
Since our inception, we have (among many other things) participated in activities at the first presidential debate of 2008, appeared on several major media networks promoting the “Vote None of the Above” campaign, hosted a Peace Rally held on the Oxford Square, and met Congressman Ron Paul at an End the Fed Rally in Houston Texas. We are planning on growing our current activism as we recruit new members.
The first group of activists formed as a Students for Ron Paul group on the campus of the University of Mississippi. After Ron Paul’s campaign ended, the UM Constitutionalists were formed to keep the message of liberty alive on the Ole Miss campus. The UM Constitutionalists later merged with Young Americans for Liberty, and has since changed it name accordingly. We hope that with the ever increasing corruption in American politics, similar groups will be formed on other college campuses, all united as one major political force.
For information on how to be a part of this movement, please go to the contacts page to get in touch with an officer. Together we can make a difference.
Same Constitution… New Revolution!