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Wars, financial-aid cuts and curfews put many college students on edge, on the street and in action.
But so does the Constitution.
That 225-year-old document is the reason thousands of college liberty activists from across the country will participate in “Constitution Week” in honor of Constitution Day on Sept. 17.
And they’ll be doing more than just reciting the “We the People” introduction.
According to a report from Young Americans for Liberty, more than 150 student chapters across the country will be active in sparking conversations about the nation’s founding document. The students will be equipped with thousands of pocket Constitutions, personalized flyers and signup sheets to recruit others to “join our fight to preserve the constitutional republic.”
They also will hold various events, including “Free Speech Walls,” and building giant replicas of the Constitution.
“Left-wing college campuses nationwide won’t know what hit them next week when over 150 YAL chapters and thousands of student activists take over their campuses,” said Alyssa Farah, YAL director of communications.
Young people, she said, “are shifting more dramatically in the polls away from Obama and his policies than any other age demographic.”
“At the same time, YAL is experiencing record growth in both our membership and chapter base,” Farah said.
The organization reports a 60 percent increase in chapter participation this year, and it expects the nationwide activism to be the largest Constitution Week in YAL’s history.
The organization is the largest and fastest growing libertarian and conservative group on America’s college campuses, with a network of more than 450 chapters nationwide. Its goals are to identify, educate, train and mobilize students on the ideals of individual liberty and the Constitution.
Constitution Week in America observes the adoption on Sept. 17, 1787, of the Constitution, and it runs Sept. 17-23 this year.
The organization recognizes God-given natural rights of life, liberty and property set forth by the nation’s founders. It objects to the “moral decay” promoted by the present government.
“The political class dominates the agenda with a violent, callous, controlling grip. For this we do not stand,” the group explains. “We welcome limited-government conservatives, classical liberals and libertarians who trust in the creed we set forth.”