Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the largest, most active, and fastest-growing pro-liberty organization on America’s college campuses. Â With more than 500 YAL chapters and 162,000 youth activists nationwide,Â YAL seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize young people committed to winning on principle.
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:
thatÂ government is the negation of liberty;
thatÂ voluntary action is the only ethical behavior;
thatÂ respect for the individual’s property is fundamental to a peaceful society;
thatÂ violent action is only warranted in defense of one’s property;
thatÂ the individual owns his/her body and is therefore responsible for his/her actions;
thatÂ society is a responsibility of the people, not the government.