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Help Build CLA

by Sam Antonio, National Coordinator

If we are to win this fight against the Insiders we must activate and equip the next generation of leaders. As JBS members, you have that opportunity by helping build the influence of Campus Liberty Alliance.

You can help the youth liberty movement by starting a CLA chapter. To receive a charter from the national office you need to:

  1. Sign up a minimum of three dues-paying members (CLA membership is $10/year);
  2. Establish a permanent chapter mailing address;
  3. Adopt CLA’s Statement of Principles;
  4. Submit a chapter constitution and by-laws;
  5. Find a faculty advisor (this may vary with your school); and
  6. Attain official school recognition (requirements may vary).


If you would like to start a chapter on your college campus or in your community, please visit www.campuslibertyalliance.com. You may also contact me at 1-877-472-CLA1 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

CLA at CPAC 2011

by Sam Antonio, National Coordinator

Campus Liberty Alliance made a huge impact in the Nation’s capitol at the 38th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 10-12, 2011.

The new CLA recruiting brochure proved to be popular with the attendees. In addition, I was able to conduct numerous on-camera interviews with student groups like Young Americans for Liberty and prominent national political figures such as former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson.

Congressman Ron Paul won the CPAC presidential straw poll vote for the second year in a row, with 30 percent of the vote! Once again, CPAC was driven by young liberty activists. According to the independent polling firm of Fabrizio and McLaughlin, who conducted the CPAC straw poll vote, 43 percent of the registered attendees were students and 49 percent were between the ages of 18-25.

Be sure to visit our website at: http://www.campuslibertyalliance.com

View our videos from CPAC at the CLA YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/campusliberty1.

Campus Liberty Alliance

by Sam Antonio, National Coordinator

Mr. Robert Welch once gave this advice to Mr. John F. McManus, early in his career with The John Birch Society in Belmont:

A man who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool. Shun him!

A man who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is in need. Help him!

A man who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep. Awaken him!

A man who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise. Follow him!

In any movement, including the movement for liberty, there are two basic ways to grow: convince people to change their views, or find people who already share your views.

Convincing people of the principles of liberty is often a long-term process and time-consuming. Also, more times than not we deal with fools. However, college students of today are more open to the ideas of liberty than they have been in the past. The problem has always been a matter of organization. Our task is to share the message of liberty rather than convincing. This is where you can play a key role in preserving our republic.

Help the youth of today by directing them to our website:

http://www.campuslibertyalliance.com

There they can sign up to become a CLA member ($10/year) and become a part of a national network of young activists.

Awaken the youth by involving them in our social media network:

  • http://www.facebook.com/CampusLibertyAlliance
  • http://twitter.com/campusliberty1
  • http://www.youtube.com/campusliberty1
  • http://www.flickr.com/campuslibertyalliance

Become a fan at our Facebook page, follow our tweets, subscribe to our YouTube channel and become a contact over at our Flickr photo site.

Follow Campus Liberty Alliance! Start a CLA chapter on your college campus or in your community. By building CLA chapters nationwide, we can attract and develop the future leaders of America. CLA can serve as the foundation of building understanding on our college campuses. Please contact me today at 1-877-472-CLA1 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help me launch CLA chapters in your area.

With the numerous tools we have in the JBS we can build the understanding necessary with college students to help preserve our Constitutional Republic. When we build that knowledge, wisdom will be accumulated and people will follow. That will be the key to victory.

CLA at CPAC 2011

by Sam Antonio, CLA National Coordinator

Young leaders of America will gather to recapture and proclaim the virtues of liberty as The John Birch Society and Campus Liberty Alliance return to the Nation’s capitol for the 38th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference, otherwise known as CPAC. This will be held February 10-12, 2011, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

At last year’s CPAC, we made a huge impact with the thousands of participants who stopped by our booth, the numerous on-camera interviews conducted and the enormous amount of publicity received by both the print and cable media.

For this year’s CPAC, we will be promoting the JBS campaigns to nullify ObamaCare and stopping a constitutional convention. In addition, CLA will return with new outreach tools and a campaign to start a national network of CLA chapters on colleges and universities.

If you would like to start a chapter on your college campus or in your community, please contact me at 1-877-472-CLA1 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also watch a short CLA promotional video, “Come Join CLA at CPAC in Washington, DC 2011!” at:

http://youtu.be/w8NU1lkGKJc

Tearing Down the Ivory Tower

by Sam Antonio, CLA National Coordinator

Our institutions of higher learning have forged an image that they are the bastion of critical thinking, tolerance, free speech and individual liberty.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Many universities have enacted speech codes, promoted political correctness in the classroom, and fostered a culture of group identity on campus, thus denying students individual humanity.

Today a student that dares to speak out against the totalitarian mindset that dominates America’s campuses is akin to performing a Sisyphean task. We have a crisis going on at America’s colleges and universities.

At Palm Beach State college in Florida three students were banned from distributing literature in the “free speech” area once the administration found out the literature was critical of Barack Obama. The Alliance Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the students and the case is still pending.

A sociology professor at Middlebury College in Vermont published an opinion piece that asked God to punish Sen. Jim DeMint (SC) with a sex scandal. “That’s why I’m hoping You’ll listen to this one prayer and smite this man,” she writes. “I’m not asking for much. Just a little gay scandal.”

At Fresno State University in California, the dean and the president of the student government, Pedro Ramirez (who recently admitted he’s an illegal immigrant), held a rally to urge students to promote the DREAM Act, which would provide illegal immigrants who graduated from U.S. high schools the chance to become permanent residents by serving in the military or by graduating from a U.S. college.

Astronomy professor Dr. Bradley Schaeffer of Louisiana State University used his classroom as a forum to berate students who advocate limited government policies and dare question global warming.

Professor Schaefer seated his class according to their opinions on the proper policy response to global warming (see chart).

The professor shouted to the students seated on the edge who advocated limited government, “You will not want your children [to know], if they live, why you’re sitting on that corner, that you’re part of the trouble, right?” He then told another student, “Too little, too late. Blood will be on your hands.”

If things couldn’t get worse for students, getting a college degree used to be a vehicle to open future doors of opportunities, but now it has become a boomerang for young adults as they appear before a familiar door — their parents’.

According to a poll by Twentysomething Inc., a marketing and research firm based in Philadelphia, 85 percent of college seniors planned to move back home with their parents after graduation.

Will the Sisyphean task ever be overcome?

Now more than ever there’s a great need for Campus Liberty Alliance to have a presence on America’s colleges and universities to provide leadership, training and knowledge.
CLA will be the proving grounds for tomorrow’s leaders. Like the walls of Jericho, CLA will tear down the ivory tower of academia to fight liberal bias and energize young activists to triumph over the collectivist agenda.

If you would like to start a chapter on your college campus or in your community please contact me at 1-877-472-CLA1 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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