The Young America's Foundation, in case you didn't know, is a bastion of awesomeness. They're doing a field training seminar here - it's still going on, but I thought I should slip out to get some ink on it.
First, here's the "Freedom's Source" document that comes in the hardcover folder they give everyone. (did you even know folders can come in hardcover?) The text:
"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier, who salutes the flag... who serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag... who allows the protester to burn the flag.
Were it not for the brave... there would be no land of the free."
Beneath the text, there are two addresses flanking the Young America's Foundation logo. One is for the F.M. Kirby Freedom Center, and the other is for the Reagan Ranch.
If you were to think war is wrong, or that war should only be a last resort, you would be wrong, at least according to YAF.
Inside the training, sparcely placed beer bottles (not cans this time, these guys are high class) punctuated the tables in Salon A. One young conservative felt the need to be wearing his aviators while he sipped on his Coors Light and listened to the speaker.
One speaker encouraged these College Republicans to use the following phrases on their posters to get people to their speaking events:
"Where are MY reparations?"
"What women really want."
Yet in spite of conservative tactics like these, David Horowitz continues to claim that it is the left that is intolerant, while the white Christian male is the downtrodden oppressed. I missed him earlier in the day, but I saw him last night at Heritage so 's all good.