Nick Hankoff, member of Year of Youth and Young Americans for Liberty, discusses the YAL contingent attending the CPAC 2011 Conference February 10-12, in Washington DC; Donald Rumsfeldâ€™s pending â€œDefender of the Constitutionâ€ award; and how young people can change the Conservative movement for the better, while arguing for a sensible foreign policy based on libertarian non-intervention.
Nick Hankoff, member of Year of Youth and Young Americans for Liberty, discusses the November 24th We Wonâ€™t Fly protest against TSA body scanners and groping searches, how former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoffâ€™s enthusiastic promotion of body scanners has become a conflict of interest and the growing outrage among people of all political persuasions against government attacks on their dignity and liberty.
On Thursday my friend Nick Hankoff from the Year of Youth and Young Americans for Liberty filled in for me on Antiwar Radio, and interviewed Adam Kokesh and Jim Jones. Read about them and listen to the archives here.
Adam Kokesh discusses newfound conservative support for antiwar candidates (and his own Congressional run), why young people of the â€œinternet generationâ€ are less partisan and more skeptical of mainstream media than their elders, the danger of military-style conflict resolution (i.e.: escalation) transferring to domestic law enforcement as soldiers return home, the broadening divide between ordinary Americans and politicians in Washington and why the US should pay war reparations to Iraq.
John Jones, co-founder of the University of New Hampshire chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, discusses his experience serving as a USAF Pashto linguist in Afghanistan, Ron Paul’s straw poll victory at the February CPAC conference, the YAL-sponsored â€œpetition to end the war,â€ and the natural evolution from antiwar activism to anti-government libertarianism.