Libertas Fall 2010
The official publication of Young America's Foundation. Issue 31.2
Fall 2010 Vol. 31 � No. 2 InsIde: � Celebrate Reagan 100 � senator Jim deMint Reflects on His Reagan Ranch Visit November3,2010 Ron Robinson Foundation President DearFriend, Massivecitizeninvolvement,ledbythe"TeaParty"Movement,changedpublicpolicydramaticallyin2010.To date,thisincreasedpublicactivismmostlyaimstothwartthemassiveexpansionoftheFederalgovernment. Thesenewlyactivatedcitizensoftenremarkthatthe2010elections"arethemostimportantinourlifetime." Perhaps.Yet,Isuspectallfutureelectionsandpublicpolicydebateswillbecomemuchmoreimportanttothe averageAmericanwhetherwelikeitornot.Why?Governmentnowcontrolssomuchmoreofourlives.The ObamaAdministrationhastakenoveryourcarcompany,yourhealthcare,thewholestudentloanbusiness,and evenseekstodecideyoursalary.Obama'sdrivingmindsetassumesbiggovernmentknowsbest,especiallywhen governmentisdrivenbyenvyandcovetingtheincomeofsuccessfulwageearnersandinvestors.Americansnow havelessfreedomtomaketheirowndecisionsabouttheirownlives.PoliticiansinWashingtonwillmakemore decisionsforyou.Thisensuresgreaterdivisivenessanddissatisfaction. Yet,ifanyonethinksthistrendbeganinWashingtonin2008,orwillbereversedbyoneelection,theyare mistaken.BarackObama'sownexperiencerevealswhereWashington'srulersgettheirarrogance,ideology,and methods:inourschools.BarackObamaadoptedthecorebeliefsofmoderndaysocialistswhileastudentat ColumbiaandHarvardandasalecturerattheUniversityofChicago. Obama'slatestSupremeCourtselection,ElenaKagan,isagreatexampleofthenewelitefollowingObamafrom academiaintogovernment.Kaganprovedherreliabilityasatotalitarian-in-trainingbeginningwithhersocialist writingsatPrincetonandlaterasanadministratoratHarvard.KagandutifullyfoughttopreventHarvardLaw studentsfromdecidingwhetherornottomeetwithmilitaryrecruitersoncampus.Sherippeddownflyersthat exposeddisagreementwithherdecision.KaganwasaperfectselectionforObama'ssolicitorgeneralwhen,inher veryfirstcasebeforetheSupremeCourt,shesoughttocriminalizeafilmcriticalofHillaryClinton. Yousee,ourschoolstodayaredominatedbyleftists,likeObamaandKagan,eventhoughthoseschoolsare fundedbyaverageAmericans.BythetimethesecollegeadministratorsgettoWashington,theyarewelltrainedin tramplingontherightsofthosewhomighthaveanotherpointofview! OurschoolsarethebreedinggroundsforWashington'snewrulers.Thecollegecampusisaplacewhere conservativethoughtisn'twelcome,thefacultytenuresystemfreezesoutalternativeviewpoints,freespeechis stifled,racialpreferencesdeterminehiringandstudentrecruitment,andmembersofthemilitaryaretreatedas second-classcitizens.Mostconservativesaresubmissive,marginalized,orkeptoffcampusinthefirstplace.Little wonder,then,thatPresidentObamaspeaksonacollegecampusonceeverytwelvedays.Itistheoneplaceheis suretofindpoliticallycorrectaccomplicesreadytosuppressanyopposition. NoreformwillbesafeinWashingtonaslongasourschoolsremainhostiletofreedom'scause.Aslongas socialistscontrolourchildrenandtheireducations,freedomwillremaininjeopardy. Sincerely, RonRobinson President CONTENTS Young America's Foundation Board Of Directors 8 13 14 16 18 Phillips, Reagan, and Rohrabacher Headline Reagan Ranch High School Conference More than 200 participants enjoy a jampacked weekend of pro-freedom speakers and ideas. By Roger Custer, Conference Director 24 25 29 30 34 The Art of Rhetoric Taught by Goldberg, DeMint, Thiessen, and Others Young leaders gather on Capitol Hill to learn how to communicate more effectively to advance their ideas through words and wisdom. By Lauren Scirocco, Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar President George W. Bush Shares White House Stories with Students Young America's Foundation sponsors the 43rd President's address at Harding University. By Jessica Jensen, Editor An Unforgettable Cruise: Normandy on D-Day and Thatcher in London Participants in Young America's Foundation's 2010 European cruise visit the beaches of Normandy and meet with Lady Margaret Thatcher. By Nicole Hoplin, Director of Foundation Relations Ron Robinson President of the Board Ronald Pearson Vice President of the Board Frank Donatelli Secretary and Treasurer of the Board T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr. Wynton C. Hall Thomas L. Phillips Peter Schweizer James B. Taylor Kirby Wilbur Alumni Profile: Marc Thiessen's Powerful Advice Foundation alumnus, Presidential speechwriter, and best-selling author Marc Thiessen shares how he got his start in the Conservative Movement and advice for today's students. By Roger Custer, Conference Director John Stossel, Steve Forbes, and Mitt Romney Engage Business Students The Foundation's new Free Enterprise Lecture Series teaches future business leaders about the benefits of free enterprise and dangers of socialism. By Patrick X. Coyle, Vice President Reagan Ranch Board Of Governors Frank Donatelli Chairman Judge William Clark Co-Chairman Edwin Meese Co-Chairman Governor George Allen John Barletta Dr. Suzanne Becker Lisa M. Buestrin Robert Cummins Becky Norton Dunlop Robert Giuffra, Jr. Timothy S. Goeglein Ambassador Patricia L. Herbold Eric & Nicole Hoplin Marty Irving Harold Knapheide Al & Bette Moore Governor Bill Owens Doug & Pat Perry Thomas Phillips Dr. Robert Ruhe Fred & Ruth Sacher Lee Shannon Craig Shirley Owen & Bernadette Casey Smith David E. "Gene" Waddell Celebrate Reagan 100! Help Young America's Foundation celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth in 2011 by securing Freedom's Future today! By Kate Obenshain, Vice President Steve Moore on Ronald Reagan's Successful Economic Policies The Wall Street Journal's senior economics writer discusses what he learned from Ronald Reagan and the importance of reaching campus audiences today. By Paul Conner, National Journalism Center Intern Williams, Schweikart, Folsom, Buchanan, and Others Teach Freedom to the Next Generation High school students travel to Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania and are energized to fight for freedom. By Lauren Scirocco, Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar Senator DeMint Reflects on a Day at the Reagan Ranch Learn what this conservative United States Senator discovered during a trip to his hero's home. By Senator Jim DeMint, South Carolina On the Cover: YoungAmerica'sFoundationstudentactivistsfromtheUniversityofCalifornia�Santa Barbara(fromlefttoright)KennyDiaz,LeaUebelhart,NickWest,AshleyWillits,andKristin Tilladvancefreedomontheircampus.(CoverimagedesignedbyTaraFrench.) Also in this Issue: Join the Celebrations of Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday! � AttendaReaganRanchGetawayWeekendandVisitthePlaceThatMeanttheMosttoPresidentReagan �page 32 �VisitRonaldReagan'sAncestralHomelandandCruisetheEmeraldIsleswithYoungAmerica's Foundation�inside back cover Libertas,apublicationofYoungAmerica'sFoundation,highlightsthe programs,events,students,staff,andsupportersoftheFoundation.You maycontactLibertasandYoungAmerica'sFoundationbywritingto:Young America'sFoundation,NationalHeadquarters,110EldenStreet,Herndon, Virginia20170;calling800-USA-1776;orvisitinghttp://www.yaf.org. Publisher: Ron Robinson; Editor: Jessica Jensen; Publication Design: Jonathan Briggs.Thisdocumentandallhereincontents,images,stories, graphics,anddesign,falluntoCopyright�2005,2006,2007,2008,2009, 2010YoungAmerica'sFoundation,unlessotherwisenoted.Allrights reserved.AnyuseofLibertas'contentwithoutthewrittenpermissionof YoungAmerica'sFoundationisprohibited. National Journalism Center Board Of Governors Thomas Phillips Chairman Alex X. Mooney Executive Director Peter Barnes Kellyanne Conway Terry Eastland David Gracey Rich Lowry Matt Robinson Tom Winter Libertas Fall 2010 I N B R I E F Thiessen, Mattera, Robinson, Gingrich, and Others Headline CPAC 2010 Morethan10,000activists--6,000ofwhomwere students--attendedthe37thannualConservativePolitical ActionConference(CPAC)inWashington,D.C.,tohear fromleadersoftheConservativeMovement,including NewtGingrich,GovernorTimPawlenty,FoxNews's GlennBeck,andmorethan150others. Duringtheconference,YoungAmerica'sFoundation-- sponsorofCPACalongwithHuman Events,theNRA, andtheAmericanConservativeUnion--heldseveral eventsforstudents,includingaprivatebriefingwith CongressmenDarrellIssaandMikePencewhichwas Congressman Mike Pence takes questions from the standingorganizedwiththehelpofFoundationVicePresident room-only audience at a special student briefing hosted by Young America's Foundation during the 37th annual CPAC. RonPearson. TheFoundationalsohostedthe16thannualThomas Phillips Student Luncheon,sponsoredbytheFoundation'sNationalJournalismCenterChairmanandEaglePublishing ChairmanTomPhillips. Theprogramfeaturedbest-sellingauthor,Foundationalumnus,andformerchiefspeechwriterforPresidentGeorgeW. BushMarcThiessenwhodiscussedthemesfromhisnewbook,Courting Disaster. (See alumni profile on page 14.) TheFoundation'sexclusivestudenteventsconcludedwithasold-outreceptionfor400youngleadersfeaturingbestsellingauthorandpopularFoundationcampusspeakerAnnCoulter. OntheCPACmainstage,FoundationleadersRonRobinson,JasonMattera,KateObenshain,RogerCuster,andPatrick CoylespokeduringtheweekendabouttheFoundation'seffortstoreachyoungpeoplethroughourconferences,lectures, andReaganRanchprograms.FoundationDirectorKirbyWilburalsoemceedtheannualRonaldReaganBanquetfeaturing CongressmanJ.C.Watts. Foundation activist (and Anotherpanelfeaturedtwo-minuteactivist now program officer) Evan successstoriesfromFoundationstudentleaders Gassman's speech at andalumniKatiePoedtke,ChadCiocci,Alyssa CPAC is broadcast on CCordova,BrianHackett,EvanGassman,Danny SPAN, reaching 100 million homes nationwide. Laub,JanieAbel,andothers.C-SPAN,reaching 100millionhomes,airedthispanelandhas Young leaders enjoy the broadcastatotalof78conferencesegments. Foundation's annual Thomas Phillips Student Luncheon featuring best-selling author and Foundation alumnus Marc Thiessen. Best-selling author and National Journalism Center alumna Ann Coulter signs copies of her poster for students attending a Foundation reception at CPAC. 4 Young America's Foundation � Libertas I N B R I E F Michelle Malkin and Ben Stein Headline Reagan Ranch Roundtables RecentWendy P. McCaw Reagan Ranch Roundtable luncheonsattheReaganRanchCenter featuredauthor,blogger, andFoxNewscontributorMichelleMalkinaswellasauthor andactorBenStein. Infrontofacrowd of270students, supporters,and communitymembers, Malkinheraldedthe ReaganRanchCenter asa"strongoasisand sanctuaryforrightmindedpeopleinSanta Barbara"andsaidthat thepeopleinvolved withYoungAmerica's Foundationgaveher "hopeforthefuture." Lookingtoward thefuture,Malkin Best-selling author Michelle Malkin shares emphasizedthat her thoughts on the importance of limited itis"important government and free enterprise with the Reagan Ranch Roundtable audience. tounderscorethe foundingprinciplesof aconstitutionally-limitedgovernmentandamoraldefenseof capitalism."SheaddedthatwemustsendpeopletoWashington whocanarticulatetheseconservativeprinciplesaswellas RonaldReagandid. Actor and author Ben Stein enlightens students and SubsequentRoundtablespeakerBenStein'slight-hearted community members during the monthly Wendy P. speakingstylecontrastedhisweightymessageandcharacteristic McCaw Reagan Ranch Roundtable luncheon at the Reagan Ranch Center. monotone.Amidstjokesandhumorousanecdotes,Stein admittedthatthecurrentadministration'spolicies "scare[him]todeath." TheheartofStein'smessagewasoneof inspirationfortheaudienceofstudentsand supporters.Heemphasizedtheimportanceof freedom.Thefreedomwetakeforgranted,Stein said,is"justaflickeringcandleintheenormous stormofhumanhistory." Healsocreditedthebraveryofourmilitary formakingthisrarefreedompossibleand encouragedtheaudiencetovisitWalterReed ArmyMedicalCenterandArlingtonNational Cemeterytosee,first-hand,thesacrificesmade forthesakeoffreedom."Thegoalisfreedom," Steinremindedtheaudience."Everythingelse goodwillcomeifwejustgivepeoplefreedom." ForinformationaboutupcomingReaganRanch Roundtables,visitwww.yaf.orgorcalltheReagan RanchCenterat888-USA-1776. Michelle Malkin signs copies of her latest book, Culture of Corruption, for luncheon attendees. Young America's Foundation � Libertas 5 I N B R I E F American and European Students Learn How to Advance Freedom YoungAmerica'sFoundationhostedstudentsfromtheUnitedStatesand EuropeforaspecialprogramattheReaganRanchCenterentitledAdvancing Freedom in the New Era of Socialism.Theseminarparticipantslearnedhowto spreadpro-freedomideasintheircountriesandontheircampuses. JohnMantia,astudentatFordhamUniversitysaid,"Thisseminarenergizes seriousstudentslikenothingIhaveeverbeento.Theconfidenceithasgiven me,Iamsurewillbenefitmanyothers." TheseminarincludedremarksfromAndrewBreitbart,founderof BigGovernment.com,whogavearousingtalkonconservatismandnewmedia. Later,SallyPipesofthePacificResearchInstituteaddresseddangersofthe governmenttakeoverofourhealthcare.AnnMcElhinneythenofferedthefirst oftwotalksontheactivesocialisminenvironmentalandgreenefforts.Students Michael Reagan shares insights about alsoviewedMine Your Own Business,adocumentaryproducedbyMcElhinney his father, Ronald Reagan, with students andPhelimMcAleer. gathered at the Reagan Ranch Center. BusinessmanandMinnesotaCongressman(from2001to2007)Mark Kennedysharedhisadviceonhowtobuildcoalitionstotackleproblemssuchasthegrowingnationaldebt. TheparticipantsjoinedsupportersforthemonthlyReaganRanchRoundtablefeaturingactorandauthorBenStein beforetravelingtoRanchodelCieloforatourofRonaldReagan'sbelovedranchhome. ThedaywrappedupwithaspeechbyPresident Reagan'sson,MichaelReagan,whosharedmany ofthelifelessonshelearnedfromhisfather. Thefinaldayoftheseminarincludedremarks bytheReaganLegacyFoundation'sLarry Greenfield,whodiscussedthechallengesthat theConservativeMovementwillhavetoaddress inthefuture.WyntonHall,author,Foundation director,andvisitingfellowattheHoover Institution,focusedontheeffectiveuseofdigital mediaandrhetoricinadvancingtheconservative message. Thisseminarwasmadepossiblebythe generosityofArthurandMonicaPetersen,Peggy Brandon,SteveandJeanCrossland,Bradand GloriaCulbertson,RayandBarbaraCullin, DorothyDoumakes,DianaDwyer,AlexEbneth, MarilynHenze,UrveKiik,BillandTJLocker, ArlineMiller,CarlaTrent,andAlWoodill. (Above) Michael Reagan meets with American and European students participating in a special Reagan Ranch Center seminar, Advancing Freedom in the New Era of Socialism. (Left) Students gather in the Reagan Ranch Center's classrooms to gain the knowledge and inspiration necessary to promote freedom on their campuses and in their countries. 6 Young America's Foundation � Libertas Richard and Helen DeVos Honored at Tax Cut Anniversary Celebration I nhisbook,Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People,RichDeVos,co-founder ofAmway,owneroftheOrlando Magic,andauthorwrote, I discovered that a visit to the Reagan Ranch is an inspiring reflection of President Reagan's American spirit and character of rugged individualism, idealism, and hard work...President Reagan recognized that if you reward your `can do' people properly, they will produce more and more, which helps to take care of the `can't do' people by providing jobs...We need to encourage and support the person with ambition who takes the risks and is willing to work hard to start the type of small business that creates so many of our jobs today. It's amazing what a little encouragement can do. EntrepreneursRichandHelenDeVos,inanactof generosityandforesight,decidedtosupporttheReagan Ranch,aplacethatmeantsomuchtooneoftheirheroes, RonaldReagan,withagiftof$10milliontosponsorthe ReaganRanchHomeAcre.Onthe29thanniversaryof RonaldReagan'sEconomicRecoveryTaxAct,Young America'sFoundationcelebratedthededicationofthe Ranchhomeacreandtheimportantlegislationthat encouragedbusinessesand"candopeople,"including AmwayledbyMr.DeVos,tobuildjobsandjumpstart thelargestpeacetimeeconomicexpansioninournation's history. YoungAmerica's Foundationhosted RawhideCircleand President'sClub membersatthe ReaganRanchto markthisspecial occasionandto hearfromMr. DeVos,atrueleader infreeenterprise andagenerous philanthropist. VicePresident andReaganRanch DirectorAndrew Coffinwelcomed gueststoRanchoDel Members of the Foundation's Reagan Ranch Board of Governors and team honor Rich and Helen DeVos for their gift to sponsor the Reagan Ranch Home Acre. (Pictured from left: Richard Kimble, Tim Goeglein, Cieloandreflected Ambassador Patricia Herbold, Ron Robinson, Helen and Rich DeVos, Frank Donatelli, Tom Phillips, Nicole onthe1981taxcuts, and Eric Hoplin, Kate Obenshain, and John Barletta.) Young America's Foundation � Libertas whichweresignedattheRanch,asoneofthe manywaysPresidentReagansupportedfree enterpriseandlimitedgovernment. PresidentRonRobinsonofferedthe invocationfollowedbythePledgeof AllegiancefromReaganRanchBoardof GovernorsmemberandPresidentReagan's SecretServiceagent,JohnBarletta.Vice PresidentKateObenshainpresentedHelen DeVoswithabouquetofflowers,thanking herforhercompassionandgenerosityto thenumerouscausesshesupports.Vice PresidentRichardKimblethenintroducedthefeatured speaker,RichDeVos. Inhisaddress,Mr.DeVosconveyedwhatmotivatedhis involvementwithYoungAmerica'sFoundation.Hesaid, "IbelievedinwhatPresidentReaganstoodfor,anditwas gettingtobeinshortcommodity."Stressingtheimportance ofrememberingandpromotingReagan'svaluesthrough YoungAmerica'sFoundation,heremarkedthatPresident RonaldReagan'slastingaccomplishmentswillnotbe forgotten. Afterhumorousandlight-heartedjokesregardingthe currentadministration,Mr.DeVoshighlightedthemore sombercontrastbetweenPresidentReaganandPresident Obama'sguidingphilosophies. Followinglunch,ReaganRanchBoardofGovernors ChairmanFrankDonatellipresidedoverthededication oftheRanchhomeacre,unveilingaplaquededicatedto Mr.andMrs.DeVosingratefulacknowledgementoftheir generousgifttoYoungAmerica'sFoundation. 7 Folsom, Reagan, Rohrabacher, Conservative College Leaders, and Others Energize Audience at the Reagan Ranch High School Conference By RogeR CusteR, ConfeRenCe DiReCtoR M ore than 200 participants, including students from 52 schools in 19 states, enjoyed a jam-packed weekend of pro-freedom speakers and ideas at the fourth annual Reagan Ranch High School Conference in Santa Barbara, California. During the conference, Young America's Foundation also launched our sixth annual list of "Top Conservative Colleges," (see page 12) with representatives from seven of the colleges headlining the program's opening banquet. The college presidents and leaders discussed the advantages of attending a conservative college. Foundation Vice President Andrew Coffin led a panel discussion with Dr. Richard Jewell from Grove City College, Dr. Jerry Davis from College of the Ozarks, Dr. Gary Quinlivan from Saint Vincent College, Dr. Graham Walker from Patrick Henry College, Dr. Jim Carr from Dr. Burt Folsom, a regular member of the Foundation's Harding University, Charles McKinney from Thomas More conference faculty, delivers an energizing address based on his latest book, New Deal or Raw Deal? College, and Jon Daly from Thomas Aquinas College. The conference continued with a talk from President Reagan's son, author Michael Reagan. A discussion of the religious views of the Founding Fathers followed, led by Foundation Director and Washington State Director of Americans for Prosperity Kirby Wilbur. John Barletta, President Reagan's close friend and Secret Service agent, also shared memorable stories about his time with the President at the Ranch. The students visited Rancho del Cielo to learn more about the life and principles of Ronald Reagan, and it made an impact. Laura Andrews from Leesburg, Virginia, wrote, "I loved seeing and touring the Ranch. It is amazingly beautiful, and I learned so much about the modesty with which Reagan lived. Visiting the Ranch meant a lot because for someone who wasn't even alive when Reagan was President; it really helped me understand him and his values and morals." Islam scholar and best-selling author Robert Spencer also spoke about the importance of knowing our enemy in radical Islam. He compared the threat posed by radical Islam today to the Cold War and the battle against communism. The conference included Hillsdale College professor and author Dr. Burt Folsom's rousing criticism of Roosevelt's New Deal, based on his new book, New Deal or Raw Deal?, and a discussion based on Folsom's earlier book, The Myth of the Robber Barons. He was followed by Dr. Actor and author Joseph Phillips emphasizes the Laura Freberg, a professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, who addressed importance of standing up for one's conservative the discrimination conservative students face on campus and how values and principles. 8 continued on page 10 Young America's Foundation � Libertas Dr. Jerry Davis from the College of the Ozarks (right) speaks during a panel discussion featuring representatives from seven of the Foundation's "Top Conservative Colleges." Pictured from left: Charles McKinney, Thomas More College; Jon Daly, Thomas Aquinas College; Dr. Gary Quinlivan, Saint Vincent College; Dr. Graham Walker, Patrick Henry College; Dr. Jim Carr, Harding University; and Dr. Richard Jewell, Grove City College. Reagan Ranch High School Conference attendee Christian Turner from Colorado Springs, Colorado, engages in the question and answer session with a leading conservative speaker. Young America's Foundation � Libertas 9 High school students from 52 schools and 19 states explore Ronald Reagan's ranch, Rancho del Cielo, during the fourth annual Reagan Ranch High School Conference. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher delivers a motivating speech for students and Foundation supporters in the David Louis Bartlett Outreach Center at the Reagan Ranch Center. Foundation Director Kirby Wilbur offers thoughtprovoking insights about the faith of our Founding Fathers. Student Grace Olson from Danville, California, introduces herself at the Reagan Ranch High School Conference. conservative young people can actively advance their values and ideas at their schools. Actor and author Joseph Phillips emphasized the importance of standing up for conservative values. Phillips also noted that our nation's founding principles are what define him as an American--not the color of his skin. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher from California addressed the conference during a luncheon which was combined with the monthly Reagan Ranch Roundtable for Foundation supporters and community members. The event was organized with the help of Foundation Vice President Ron Pearson. Congressman Rohrabacher recounted his involvement with Reagan's early 10 Young America's Foundation � Libertas Emma Langston, Bailey Austerman, Kristen Dennis, and Avery Smith enjoy a tour of President Reagan's adobe ranch home, stopping by a closet which still houses some of the President's clothing and cowboy hats. Young America's Foundation Vice President Patrick Coyle educates the young audience on how they can advance their conservative ideas on their campuses and beyond. Robert Spencer, best-selling author and director of Jihad Watch, warns of the enemy we face in radical Islam. Madeline Foy from Wisconsin visits the Reagan Ranch and greets Jet, an American Quarter Horse, now residing at Rancho del Cielo. Sean Pringle from Pismo Beach, California, meets with retired Secret Service agent and President Reagan's close friend, John Barletta. efforts and his time as a speechwriter in the White House. The conference concluded with activism advice from Foundation Vice President Patrick X. Coyle. Young America's Foundation thanks the Richard and Barbara Gaby Foundation for sponsoring this program for the third consecutive year. The young attendees, many participating in their first conservative event, returned home excited about the new ideas they learned and the friends they made. "I have had an amazing experience at this conference," said Brendan Madigan of Baltimore, Maryland. "From learning about conservative colleges to visiting the Reagan Ranch, I surely will never forget my time here." Young America's Foundation � Libertas 11 The 2009-2010 Top Conservative Colleges List Y oungAmerica'sFoundationispleasedtorecommend thenation'stopconservativecollegestoprospective studentswithoursixthannual"TopConservative Colleges"list.TheFoundationpublishesthiseach yearasaresourceforparentsandstudentsseeking conservativeoptionsinhighereducation. The2009-2010"TopConservative Colleges"listincludes: � � � � � � � � � � � � � � ChristendomCollege CollegeoftheOzarks FranciscanUniversity GroveCityCollege HardingUniversity HillsdaleCollege TheKing'sCollege LibertyUniversity PatrickHenryCollege RegentUniversity SaintVincentCollege ThomasAquinasCollege ThomasMoreCollege WisconsinLutheranCollege Institutionsselectedforthislist proclaim,throughtheirmissionsand programs,adedicationtodiscovering,maintaining,and strengtheningtheconservativevaluesoftheirstudents. Thesecollegesofferanalternativetotheliberalstatusquo becausetheyallowandencourage conservativestudentstoexploreconservativeideasand authors. Commentingonthelist,whichwasalsofeaturedon Foxnews.com (see below),YoungAmerica'sFoundation PresidentRonRobinsonexplained, "Giventheliberalbiasinhigher educationtoday,itiscriticalthatwe maketheserecommendations.We wantconservativestudentsandparents tobewellinformedbeforetheymake thisimportantdecision." Theseschoolsoffercoursework andscholarshipinconservativethought andemphasizeprinciplesincluding smallergovernment,astrongnational defense,freeenterprise,andtraditional values.Furthermore,theyavoidtrends inhighereducationbycontinuingto studyWesternCivilizationinsteadof strayingtowardthestudyofMarxism, feminism,sexuality,postmodernism, andotherdistractionsthatdonotgive studentsacompleteunderstandingof ourcountry,culture,andFounding principles. Thecompletelistwithinformationoneachcollegeand whyitwasselectedcanbefoundathttp://www.yaf.org/ topconservativecolleges.aspx. Young America's Foundation features Thomas More College among the displays of the "Top Conservative Colleges" recognized at the Reagan Ranch High School Conference. 12 Young America's Foundation � Libertas Foundation Sponsors President George W. Bush at Harding University By Jessica Jensen, Editor M orethan4,000studentsand communitymembersgatheredat HardingUniversitytohearfrom PresidentGeorgeW.Bushduring aspeechsponsoredbyYoung America'sFoundation. PresidentBushdiscussedthedifficult decisionshehadtomakeduringhis Presidency,admittingthemostdifficult wastomoveforwardwiththetroopsurge inIraqwhenothersencouragedhimto pulltroopsout. "Ijustcouldn'tdoitingood conscience...Ibelievedwecouldsucceed.I knewitlookedhopeless.ButIbelievedit... Anditworked.Andit'sgoingtowork," notedthe43rdPresidentoftheUnited States. Duringhis45-minuteaddress, PresidentBushalsoofferedadvicetothe studentaudience,saying,"Ifyoudon't knowanything,don'tbeafraidtoask. Surroundyourselfwithpeopleyoucan trust,andcreateanenvironmentinwhich they'rewillingandencouragedtogiveyou astraight-upopinion." YoungAmerica'sFoundationhasa longestablishedpartnershipwithHarding University.Since1993,theFoundationhas assisted--throughfinancialorlogistical support--theAmericanStudiesInstitutein bringingconservativespeakerstocampus. Throughthispartnership,Harding studentshaveheardfromFoundation speakersincluding BenStein,Sean Hannity,Walter Williams,Dinesh D'Souza,Jim Dobson,General TommyFranks, SteveForbes,and others. TheFoundation alsorecognized HardingUniversity Harding University asoneofthe President David Burks introduces topconservative President George W. schoolsinthe Bush to the students nation(see related and community members attending story on page 12), the President's andtheschool's speech. AmericanStudies Instituteregularlysendsitsstudentsto YoungAmerica'sFoundation'sconferences andseminars. President George W. Bush speaks to more than 4,000 attendees during a speech sponsored by Young America's Foundation at Harding University in Arkansas. Young America's Foundation � Libertas 13 AlumNI SpotlIght From Student Activist to White House Speechwriter By Roger Custer, Conference Director �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������---- theSovietMission totheUnited NationsinNew YorkCityprotesting themartiallaw crackdownon theSolidarity movement," recallsThiessen. "Iwantedtobe involvedinthe struggleforhuman freedomforaslong asIcanremember." Thiessendid notwasteanytime gettinginvolvedin freedom'scause, becomingacampus activistatVassar Collegeduring Best-selling author and Foundation alumnus Marc Thiessen theReaganyears headlines the annual Thomas Phillips Student Luncheon at andattending CPAC in Washington, D.C. YoungAmerica's thunderousapplauseand FoundationNationalConservative standingovationgreeted StudentConferenceinthemidMarcThiessenuponthe 1980s."WhenIwenttoVassar,"says conclusionofhisluncheon Thiessen,"nooneassignedmetoread remarks.Studentsattendingthe FriedmanorHayekorRussellKirk. annualThomas Phillips Student ItwasonlythroughYoungAmerica's Luncheonduringthe2010CPAC Foundationandotherconservative inWashington,D.C.,enjoyeda studentorganizationsthatIwas remarkablespeechabouttopicsnever exposedtotheseideas." taughtontheircampuses(see related Thelackofconservativeideas story on page four).Thebest-selling motivatedThiessentobecome authorandrecentWhiteHouse editoroftheVassar Spectator,the speechwriterdiscussedhisbook, conservativealternativenewspaper Courting Disaster,andthereasons oncampus.Throughthatrole,he forusinginterrogationmethodsto becameacquaintedwithWilliamF. keepourcountrysafeandwinthewar BuckleyJr.andlaterinternedinthe onterror.ButexactlywhoisMarc ReaganWhiteHouse. Thiessen,andhowdidhearriveat Shortlyaftercollege,thepassion thatpoint? forfreedomcontinuedtoburnfor MarcThiessenstartedhisjourney Thiessen,andhecametoWashington asayoungman,visitinghismother toworkintheConservative inPolandwhenthecountrywas Movement.Hejoinedapublicaffairs oppressedbySovietrulebehindthe firmandthenbecamespokesman IronCurtain. forthelegendarySenatorJesse "Iremembermarchinginfrontof Helms.Theaspiringyoungmanthen A workedforDefenseSecretaryDonald Rumsfeldasaspeechwriteratthe Pentagon.Thatexperienceprepared himtojointhespeechwritingteam ofPresidentGeorgeW.Bush,andin 2008,hewasnamedthePresident's chiefspeechwriter. Inthatrole,Thiessenwastasked withwritingaspeechacknowledging anddefendingtheCIA'sinterrogation program.Asaresult,hewasgiven specialaccesstoclassifiedmaterials includingtechniques,intelligence, names,andotherdetailsthatkeptthe U.S.safefromterroristattacks.He alsohadpersonalcontactwiththe interrogatorswhowerewithKhalid SheikhMohammedandotherhighprofilealQaedaterroristswhenthey finallyrevealedvaluableinformation. Thiessenreports,"Thoseofuswho hadaccesstotheintelligencecouldnot respondtotheliesspreadbytheLeft becausetheanswerswereclassified... "When i went to Vassar," says thiessen, "no one assigned me to read friedman or Hayek or Russell Kirk. it was only through young America's foundation and other conservative student organizations that i was exposed to these ideas." 14 Young America's Foundation � Libertas Then-Presidential speechwriter Marc Thiessen offers remarks to young leaders attending the special briefing at the White House during the 2008 National Conservative Student Conference. andavisitingfellowattheAmerican EnterpriseInstitute.Hisadvicefor YoungAmerica'sFoundationstudents andalumni:"Read,read,read. ThestrengthofourMovementlies inideas.Beahappywarrior,and proceedwithconfidence." ---------------------------------- Are you an alumnus of Young America's Foundation's programs? Be sure to register with our alumni network to receive Foundation updates, event invitations, and more. For more information visit http://www.yaf.org/ Alumni.aspx or call 800-USA-1776. Thetruthisthatthesemenarenot torturersbutheroeswhostoppedthe next9/11." Inexplainingwhyhewrote Courting Disaster, Thiessensays,"I spokeupforthesementocleartheir names,torestorethegoodnameof ourcountry,andtowarnAmericans thatweareinperilofanotherterrorist attackwithoutthis[interrogation] capability." Alongwithhissuccessfulcareer, thisprominentWashingtoninsider alsohasayoungfamily.Hemethis wife,Pam,whenshewasalegislative aidetothen-SenatorJohnAshcroft, andhewasworkingforSenator Helms.Theynowhavefourchildren, includingfour-year-oldtwingirls. "Myfamilyisthegreatestblessing Godhasbestowedonme,"says Thiessen. Today,thisFoundationalumnusis Marc Thiessen signs copies of his best-selling book, Courting Disaster, for student attendees at the 2010 CPAC. acolumnistfortheWashington Post Young America's Foundation � Libertas 15 Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan's Birth By K At e o B e n s H A i n , V i C e P R e s i D e n t O ntheeveofthe100thanniversary ofPresidentReagan'sbirth, atimetocelebratethe achievementsofoneofthegreatest, mostbelovedPresidentsinournation's history,Freedomisontheprecipice. Wearewitnessingan unprecedentedattemptbyleftists inpowertobringaboutthe completereversaloftheReaganRevolution.Everything RonaldReaganfoughtforhasbeenrejectedbythemost liberaladministrationwe'veseeninournation'shistory. Theirgoal:toeradicatePresidentReagan'sideasand lastingaccomplishmentsandweavesocialismintothevery fabricofourAmericansociety. opportunitytobringaboutaresurgenceof PresidentReagan'svision--andtoinstill thatvisioninthenextgeneration. WeknowthatinthebattleforFreedom's Futureinourcountry,youngpeopleare thebattleground.Theleftistsinpower arepursuingthiskeygroupwith undisguisedintensity,andtheyhave beenverysuccessfulintheirefforts. BarackObamaunderstandstheimportanceofyoung peopleinestablishingamovement.Heregularly--with moreintensitythananyPresidentbefore--goesto campusestoinculcateyoungpeoplewithhissocialist ideology.Onaverage,he'svisitedonecampusevery12 dayssincetakingoffice. WeatYoungAmerica'sFoundationarenotabouttosit backandletthathappen,andReagan100,ourcelebration LikeObama,PresidentReaganunderstoodthe importanceofreachingandinspiringyoungpeople.He ofPresidentReagan's100thbirthday,istheperfect 16 Young America's Foundation � Libertas said,"Thereisaflickeringsparkinallofusthatifstruck atjusttherightage,willlightuptherestofourlives." HealsounderstoodthatFreedomitselfisnevermore thanonegenerationawayfromextinction.Attheend ofhisadministration,heknew,eventhoughFreedom wasonceagainflourishing,itcouldbefleeting.Hesaid, "Ourspiritisback,butwehaven'treinstitutionalized it.We'vegottodoabetterjobofgettingacrossthat Americaisfreedom--freedomofspeech,freedomof religion,freedomofenterprise.Andfreedomisspecial andrare.It'sfragileanditneedsprotection." MostcollegestudentstodaywerenotalivewhenRonald ReaganwasPresident.Theydonotrememberhowhe andhispoliciesrestoredAmerica'seconomicvibrancy andherpositionintheworld.Together,wemustinspire thisnextgenerationwithanunderstandingofjusthow significantPresidentReagan'ssuccesseswere,howhe achievedthem,andhowrelevantthoselessonsaretoday. DuringReagan100,YoungAmerica'sFoundation's mission,inpartnershipwithoursupporters,isclear: BringPresidentReagan'sidealsandvisiontolifeforthe nextgeneration,andreinstitutionalizeFreedomthough theReaganRanch,theReaganRanchCenter,andthe programsofYoungAmerica'sFoundation,sothatitwill neveragaingiveway.Rather,Freedomwillbefirmly establishedasthebeaconbywhichourcountryandits futureareguided. Wewillachievethismissionthroughaseriesof celebrationsanddynamicprogramsforyoungpeople andnewleadersthatfocusspecificallyonbringing PresidentReagan'svisiontolife.Wewillaccomplishour goalsbyraisingsignificantresourcestoensurethatthe ReaganRanch,theReaganRanchCenter,andYoung America'sFoundationarecentralforcesforpermanently reestablishingFreedom'sFutureinourcountry. Duringhislifetime,weknewRonaldReaganwouldbe Freedom'sdefender.Nowthatheisgone,defending Freedomfallstous,andweatYoungAmerica's Foundationareready. Weknowthatourmissionisbold,butsowasPresident Reagan's.Freedom'sFutureandPresidentReagan's visionareworthyofourboldness,courage,andour steadydetermination--anddependantonoursuccess. Welookforwardtoworkingwithyou,asweapproach Reagan100,toachieveit. ---------------------------------------------------- For more information on how you can support our Reagan 100 efforts, please call 800-USA-1776. Young America's Foundation � Libertas 17 Williams, Folsom, Buchanan, Moore, and schweikart Headline High school Conferences in Washington, d.C., and Pennsylvania By L AuRen sCiRoCCo, sARAH t. HeRmAnn inteRn sCHoL AR W 18 hilemanyhighschoolstudents spendtheirsummersbya poolorplayingvideogames, theyoungleadersattendingYoung America'sFoundation'ssummer highschoolprogramsreceiveda healthydoseofconservativeideas attwoseparateconferencesheldin Washington,D.C.,andGroveCity, Pennsylvania. Morethan100highschoolstudents fromacrossthecountrykickedoff theirsummervacationsbyattending theFoundation's13thannualGratia HoughtonRinehartNationalHigh SchoolLeadershipConferenceoutside ofWashington,D.C.Thethree-day programenabledsomeofthecountry's brightestconservativeyouthsto interactwithlike-mindedpeersand hearfromtopconservativeleaders. Theconferencecommencedwitha triptoGettysburg,Pennsylvania,where FoundationDirectorKirbyWilbur providedtheyoungconservatives withadetailedaccountoftheBattle ofGettysburg.AlyssaReinickeofEl Cajon,California,noted,"Iwishall studentscouldattendtheGettysburg tour.Mr.Wilburknowssomuchabout Young America's Foundation � Libertas Gettysburg;youalmostfeellikeyou werethereduringthebattle." Thestudentsenjoyedtheopening dinnerbanquetfeaturingCongressman JimJordanofOhiowhogavehisopiniononthethreemainchallengesfacing America:terrorism,theever-expanding nationaldebt,and"thevaluesdebate." SeniorEditorofNational Review RameshPonnurudeliveredan engagingspeechonthenegative aspectsofdiversity,tolerance,and multiculturalism,whileVicePresident ofFocusontheFamilyandReagan RanchBoardofGovernorsmember TimGoegleinprovidedadviceon publicserviceandencouragedthe studentstotakeaction. AmericanCausePresidentBay Buchanangaveamotivationalspeech onstandingupfortherightsofunborn children.KristenGawlikofCloster, NewJersey,said,"BayBuchananreally inspiredmetodowhateveritisIcan possiblydointhepro-lifemovement." KirbyWilburdiscussedtheimportanceofJudeo-Christianvaluesduring thefoundingofAmerica,andYoung America'sFoundationVicePresident KateObenshaintaughtstudentsabout Young America's Foundation � Libertas 19 1 leadershipandtheFoundingFathers. YoungAmerica'sFoundation alumnusandHuman Events EditorJasonMatteraprovidedan entertaining,in-depthperspectiveon howliberalsbrainwashedyoungpeople duringthe2008Presidentialelection. AlwayspopularHillsdaleCollege professorBurtFolsomtaughtthe youngleadersaboutthehistoryof entrepreneurshipintheUnitedStates andalsodiscussedthefailuresof PresidentRoosevelt'sNewDeal. AnotherYoungAmerica's Foundationalumnus,CitizensUnited FoundationPresidentDaveBossie, offeredafirst-handaccountofhis group'sSupremeCourtcase,Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. ClareBootheLucePolicyInstitute PresidentMichelleEastondiscussedthe folliesoffeminismandtheimportanceof promotingconservativewomen.Young America'sFoundationVicePresident PatrickCoyleequippedthestudentswith ideasonhowtosuccessfullyspreadthe conservativemessageattheirschools. YoungBritons'Foundation DevelopmentDirectorMarkClarke informedthestudentsofthefailed 20 Young America's Foundation � Libertas 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13th annual Gratia Houghton Rinehart National High School Leadership Conference, Washington, D.C. 1) National Review's senior editor, Ramesh Ponnuru, engages the high school audience in a discussion about the consequences of multiculturalism. 2) Rebecca Hagelin, author of 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family, discusses what today's youth can do to advance traditional values in our nation. 3) Obama Zombies, the best-selling book written by Foundation alumnus and Human Events Editor Jason Mattera, is the topic of Mattera's address at the Gratia Houghton Rinehart National High School Leadership Conference. 4) Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio shares his thoughts on the major challenges facing our nation today. 5) Foundation alumnus and Citizens United Foundation President Dave Bossie reports on his organization's Supreme Court case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. 6) High school conference students receive pocket-sized copies of the United States Constitution provided by Young America's Foundation's supporters. 7) Lauren Clark from Mesa, Arizona, participates in the question and answer session during the National High School Leadership Conference. 8) Conference attendees enjoy a sunset tour of the national monuments in Washington, D.C. 9) Focus on the Family Vice President Tim Goeglein encourages the high school audience to get involved in public service and advance their ideas in their communities. 10) Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar Caroline Rushing introduces a conference speaker during the three-day program. liberalpoliciesinBritainwhichhave ledtotheexpansionoftheBritish governmentandthedeclineof individualandpropertyrights. Best-sellingauthorRebeccaHagelin addressedtheharshrealityofthemoral declineinAmericaandwhatyoung peoplecandotorebuildthemoral foundationofthecountry. Duringthelastnightofthe conference,studentsenjoyedatourof Washington,D.C.,whereKirbyWilbur discussedtheimportanceofmanyof thenationalmonuments.Asagroup, studentssangthe"NationalAnthem" onthestepsoftheLincolnMemorial toshowtheirpatriotism.Theywere quicklytoldtostopbyU.S.Park Police,butcontinuedon,nonetheless. Thestudentsreturnedhome inspiredtoadvancefreedomintheir communitiesandspreadtheideasthey learnedatthisannualconference. StudentEmilyCumminsfrom Minnesotanoted,"Thisconference hasreallyhelpedmegrowasayoung conservative.Beingsurroundedbylikemindedpeoplemyagehasbeenvery inspiring...Myconservativebeliefshave beenstrengthenedinthesepastfewdays." Young America's Foundation � Libertas 21 1 A 22 fewweekslater,anothergroup ofhighschoolstudentsenjoyed asimilarFoundationprogram atGroveCityCollegeinGroveCity, Pennsylvania,madepossiblewith agenerousgiftfromtheIreneE. WitkowskiAgrawalFoundation. TheNortheastConservativeHigh SchoolConference,alsodrawing studentsandsupportersfromacrossthe country,beganwithadinnerbanquet featuringthepresidentofGroveCity College,Dr.RichardJewell,who discussedtherichhistoryoftheschool andwhystudentswouldbenefitfrom attendingtheinstitution--namedoneof the2010"TopConservativeColleges" byYoungAmerica'sFoundation. Thefollowingday,Dr.BurtFolsom --whoalsoaddressedthehighschool gatheringafewweeksearlier--discussed Americancapitalismandthedestructive consequencesofFDR'sNewDeal. Best-sellingauthor,historian, andprofessorDr.LarrySchweikart entertainedandeducatedattendees withhispresentationbasedonhis book,48 Liberal Lies About American History.Entrepreneurandlocalradio talkshowhostGlenMeakemspokeof Young America's Foundation � Libertas 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Northeast Conservative High School Conference 1) Foundation Vice President and frequent Fox News guest Kate Obenshain delivers an energetic speech on the need for true leadership. 2) Laurel Recsetar from Phoenix, Arizona, participates in the speaker question and answer session at the Northeast Conservative High School Conference. 3) Students attending the conference at Grove City College enjoy a late-night breakout session where they discuss current events and other hot topics with Foundation team members. 4) Grove City College Professor Dr. Paul Kengor--author of several books including The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism--shares the true dangers of socialism. 5) Professor and economist Dr. Walter Williams, a regular presence at Foundation programs, discusses the fundamental importance of the free market. 6) High school students from around the country meet like-minded friends and hear from leading conservative speakers at the 2010 Northeast Conservative High School Conference in Pennsylvania. 7) Dominic Morell from Grand Island, New York, learns how he can advance his values and ideas at his high school and in his community. 8) Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholars Kiana Dunn and Giovanni Tomasi welcome high school conference participants to Grove City College. 9) Foundation Director and regular conference faculty member Kirby Wilbur offers a true American history lesson not taught in most high school classrooms. 10) Grove City College President Richard Jewell welcomes conference participants to his campus--one of the Foundation's 2010 "Top Conservative Colleges." theimportanceofanentrepreneurial spiritinAmericanbusiness. Distinguishedeconomist,author, andprofessorDr.WalterWilliamsand best-sellingauthor JonahGoldberg headlinedtwodinnerbanquetsforthe studentaudienceandlocalFoundation supporters. OtherspeakersincludedKirby Wilbur,FoundationVicePresidents KateObenshainandPatrickCoyle, GroveCityprofessorDr.JeffHerbener, GroveCityprofessorandauthorDr. PaulKengor,andCarnegieMellon UniversityprofessorandauthorDr. KironSkinner. AfterattendingtheNortheast ConservativeHighSchoolConference, OliviaMartinofSandyLake, Pennsylvania,said,"Priortothis conference,Iwasjustaconservative teen.Now,however,Iamaninformed, articulate,impassionedconservativewho isreadytostandupforwhatshebelieves in.IknowIwillmakeadifference!" ---------------------------------- FormoreinformationaboutYoung America'sFoundation'supcoming highschoolandcollegeprograms,visit www.yaf.orgorcall800-USA-1776. Young America's Foundation � Libertas 23 Young Leaders Learn the Art of Rhetoric on Capitol Hill DeMint, Fund, Thiessen, and Others Inspire Students and Professionals By Lauren Scirocco, Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar A groupofup-and-comingyoung Times bestsellingauthor conservativeleadershadtheunique MarcThiessen(see related opportunitytoparticipateinan story on page 14)provided intensetrainingsessiontoenhance attendeeswithinsightonthe theirrhetoricskillsandpreparefortheir speechwritingprocess.Healso life-longinvolvementintheConservative discussedhisbook,Courting Movement.Throughagenerousgift Disaster: How the CIA Kept andthevisionofFoundationsupporter America Safe and How Barack CaesarArredondo, Obama Is YoungAmerica's Inviting the Next Foundationhosted Attack. ourMastering Presidentof Conservative theAmerican Rhetoric Seminar CauseBay inWashington, Buchanan Senator Jim DeMint offers his thoughts on D.C. discussedhow defeating Obama's socialist policies for young Theevent tocommunicate leaders at Young America's Foundation's Mastering wascoordinated principle-- Wes Siler, University of Virginia Conservative Rhetoric Seminar on Capitol Hill. byauthor, basedsolutions speechwriter, ondomestic Fascism,andalsogaveadviceonhowto andFoundation policyandentitlements usehumortowinconservativearguments. DirectorWyntonHallwhodiscussedthe effectively.Ms.Buchanantoldthegroup Inaddition,Wall Street Journalcolumnist significanceofrhetoricandtaughtthe toalwaysrespecttheargumentsofthe andFoundationalumnusJohnFund attendeeshowtoincorporateeffective othersideandlearnthefactsnecessaryto remindedtheattendeesthattheyhave speechwritingtechniquesintotheir backuptheirbeliefs. morepowertoinfluencemediathanany presentations.Hallalsohostedaseminar PresidentialrhetoricalexpertDr. othergeneration. sessionentitled,"MasteringDigital MartinMedhurstguidedtheyoung Eachparticipantusedtheinformation Communications,"wherehetaught leadersthroughthehistoryofmodern theylearnedthroughouttherhetoric theimportanceofusing21stcentury Presidentialspeeches,taughttheten seminartogivepreparedremarkswhich technologyto"defineyourbrand." principlesofconservativePresidents, werethencritiquedbyMr.HallandDr. PresidentBush'stopspeechwriter, anddiscussedtheoriginsofconservative Medhurst. Foundationalumnus,andNew York rhetoric. Afterattendingtheprogram,Wes Thegroupalsoenjoyeda SilerfromtheUniversityofVirginia specialbreakfast--organized wrote,"Theseminarwasfourofthe withthehelpofFoundation mostproductivedaysofmylife.Ihave VicePresidentRonPearson neverbeforeexperiencedsuchintensive --attheU.S.CapitolVisitors training,leadershipdevelopment,and CenterwithSenatorJim conservativeeducationpackedintoone DeMintwhoofferedhis weekwithsomeofthemostdynamic insightsonthedangersofthe andinspiringconservativeprofessionals. U.S.deficitandhowtoget Ifeelmorepreparedtoarticulatemy Americabackontheright conservativebeliefswithhumor,wit,and track. conviction." Duringadinnerbanquet, YoungAmerica'sFoundationthanks New York Times best-selling Mr.Arredondoformakingthisinspiring Young professionals and students learn how to authorJonahGoldberg programpossibleandadvancingfreedom effectively communicate their ideas to their peers and spokeonhisbook,Liberal forgenerationstocome! in their communities. "the seminar was four of the most productive days of my life." 24 Young America's Foundation � Libertas Normandy on D-Day and Thatcher in London: An Unforgettable Cruise By NiCoLe HopLiN, DiReCtoR of fouNDatioN ReLatioNS O nJune6,2010,ournationmarkedthe66thanniversaryofD-Dayandmournedthebrave soldierswholosttheirlivesprotectingfreedomduringthatfatefulWorldWarIIbattle.On the40thanniversaryofthoseNormandylandings,RonaldReaganvisitedOmahaBeachand thesurroundingareastomarkthatoccasion,saying,"ThesearetheboysofPointeduHoc. Thesearethemenwhotookthecliffs.Thesearethechampionswhohelpedfreeacontinent.And thesearetheheroeswhohelpedendawar..." ParticipantsinYoungAmerica'sFoundation's2010 EuropeancruiserememberedtheanniversaryofD-Day ontheactualbeachesofNormandy.Theyplacedwhite flowersatthebaseofthetombsofthosesoldierswho valiantlysacrificedforourcountryandfreedom'sfuture. TravelersalsosawthefamousPointeDuHoc,wherea plaquenowmarksRonaldReagan's1984visit: And the American Rangers began to climb. They shot rope ladders over the face of these cliffs and began to pull themselves up. When one Ranger fell, another would take his place. When one rope was cut, a Ranger would grab another and begin his climb again. They climbed, shot back, and held their footing. Soon, one by one, the Rangers pulled themselves over the top. And in seizing the firm land at the top of these cliffs, they began to seize back the continent of Europe. continued on page 27 On the 66th anniversary of D-Day, troops dress in period uniforms to pay their respects to those who sacrificed their lives at Pointe du Hoc. Young America's Foundation � Libertas 25 U.S. Army Rangers from the 2nd Battalion scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. 1 4 3 2 5 The Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument, with its 30-acre battlefield site, sits atop the cliffs as they look today. 6 I twasamovingday,tobesure,butit wouldbeoneamongmanystirring memoriesmadeonthisspecialcruise. Themorethan100participantsvisited historicsitesinSpain,Portugal,France,and England.Together,theyconversedabout currentevents,sharedideasforconservative victories,strategizedonhowbesttoreach youngpeople,enjoyeddiscussingRonald Reaganandtheideasoffreedom,and rekindledanddevelopedfriendshipswithold andnewfriendsalike. Thedistinguishedspeakersonboard thecruiseincluded75thU.S.Attorney GeneralEdMeeseandhiswife,Ursula; HillsdaleCollegehistorianandfree enterpriseexpertBurtFolsomandhiswife, Anita(see sidebar on page 28);National Revieweditor-at-largeandauthorJohn O'Sullivan;columnistandauthorTony Blankley;FoundationPresidentRon Robinsonandhiswife,ClareBootheLuce PolicyInstitutePresidentMichelleEaston; FoundationVicePresidentsRichard KimbleandAndrewCoffin;andReagan RanchBoardofGovernorsmemberEric Hoplin. Duringeducationalsessionsonthe cruise,theyeachprovidedremarks ontopicsrangingfromcurrentevents intheU.K.toRonaldReagan'sfight againstcommunismtothestateofthe ConservativeMovementtoday. Afterelevendaysatsea,thetravelers reachedLondon.There,LadyMargaret Thatcherspentaneveninggreetingthe participantsduringaformalreceptionatthe famedSimpsons-in-the-Strandrestaurantin London. SupportersoftheReaganRanchhave longfollowedtherelationshipbetween PresidentReaganandPrimeMinister Thatcher.WearesofortunatetohaveLady Board of Governors member Gene Waddell walks among the marble crosses marking each life lost during the Normandy invasion. 5) From left to right: Gene Waddell, Lynda Davis, Betsy Coffin, and Leah and Bob Traut gather at a dinner featuring Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan. 6) From left to right: Donn Dears, D.J. D'Ewart, Larry and Rosemarie Helminiak, and Don Dick enjoy the company of like-minded friends at dinner one evening at sea. 7) Tony Blankley and his wife, Lynda Davis, take a break from a shore tour in Cadiz, Spain. 8) Lady Margaret Thatcher meets with members of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors and Young America's Foundation's leadership team. From left to right: Nicole and Eric Hoplin, Michelle Easton, Betsy and Andrew Coffin, Ron Robinson, Richard Kimble, Lady Thatcher, Diane Kimble, Gene and Barbara Waddell, and Bette and Al Moore. 1) More than 100 supporters of Young America's Foundation and the Reagan Ranch spend eleven days at sea on board the Silver Cloud. 2) Eric and Nicole Hoplin stand near the monument where Ronald Reagan gave his famous "Pointe du Hoc" speech in 1984. 3) Attorney General Ed Meese addresses a "session-at-sea" during the annual cruise program. 4) On D-Day, Reagan Ranch 8 7 President Reagan meets with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher outside the Oval Office on August 17, 1987. 1) Lady Thatcher greets Bette and Al Moore Thatcherwithusstilltoremindusof during a reception in her honor at the famed theimportanceofRonaldReagan's accomplishments.Asshenotedduring Simpsons-in-the-Strand restaurant. 2) Member of European Parliament Daniel thePresident'smemorialservicein Hannan gives an inspirational speech about 2004,"Weherestillmoveintwilight. the greatness of America and the need to Butwehaveonebeacontoguideusthat protect liberty. 3) Hillsdale Professor Dr. RonaldReaganneverhad.Wehavehis Burt Folsom, Bob Bourcier, Ken Kalbfell, and Donn Dears socialize during the example." reception with Lady Thatcher. 4) Barbara Havingtheopportunitytothank Cameron and Hillsdale College's director Thatcherforherroleinexpanding of the free market forum, Anita Folsom, enjoy a new friendship during an freedomwasarareoccasion."Itwas evening reception. certainlyaveryspecialmoment.We werehonoredtobeabletomeetherin person,"saidonesupporteroftheexperience. ConservativeMemberoftheEuropeanParliament 2 DanielHannankeynotedthedinnerbanquetfollowing theThatcherreceptionatSimpsons.Hisriveting remarksaboutthelossofpersonallibertyintheU.K. anditsdisastrousconsequencesforetellAmerica's futureifwecontinueonourcurrentpathofincreasing regulationandencroachinggovernment. AlsojoiningthetravelersfordinnerinLondonwere MembersofParliamentConorBurnsandChrisKelly, YoungBritons'FoundationChiefExecutiveDonal Blaney,formermemberoftheScottishParliamentBrian Monteith,andmemberoftheBoardofTrusteesforthe InstituteofEconomicAffairsLindaWhetstone. YoungAmerica'sFoundationis planningtocommemorateRonald Reagan's100thbirthdayin2011with acruisetotheEmeraldIsles.(See information on page 35.)TheCrystal CruisewilltakeplaceJuly22to August2,2011,andincludesspeakers suchaseconomistDr.WalterWilliams, ReaganbiographerStevenHayward, and75thU.S.AttorneyGeneralEd Meese.Tojointhenextcruise,callor emailNicoleHoplinat800-USA-1776or 3 email@example.com. 1 4 "A Tremendous Two Weeks!" B y Lady Thatcher with Burt Folsom B u R t A n D A n i tA f o L s o m Lady Thatcher with Fromfirsttolast,whatatremendoustwoweeks!Barcelona Anita Folsom wasabeautifulbeginning,andcruisingontheblueMediterranean waspurepleasure.Enjoyingthesceneryandthelecturesonboardwithlike-mindedtravelersintheYoung America'sFoundationgroupenhancedtheexperiencetremendously.ExploringSpainandthenPortugalgave usopportunitiestovisithistoricalsitesthatwehavetaughtaboutmanytimes. WhataprivilegetocommemoratetheNormandylandingsbywalkingonOmahaBeachonthe66th anniversaryofD-Day.TheAmericancemeterynearOmahaBeachwasasolemnreminderofthepriceof freedomandthedebtweowetothosewhopaidit. AndcappingoffthetripwasourreceptioninLondonwithLadyMargaretThatcher.Anunforgettablenight! 28 Young America's Foundation � Libertas New Lecture Series Brings Free Enterprise to America's Business Schools By Patrick X. Coyle, Vice President andpromotethefreemarketsystem asacatalystforeconomicsolutionsto commonsocialproblems. TheWall Street Journal's Stephen Moore (see related story on page 30) launchedthelectureseriesbyspeaking atUNC--Chapel Hill'sKenan-Flagler BusinessSchool.Moore addressedtheObama administration'sfailure toeffectivelysolvethe economiccrisisand howPresidentReagan improvedtheeconomy byloweringtaxrates. I ntheshorttimePresidentObama hasbeeninpower,thegovernment hastakenoverorhasastakeinthe autoindustry,studentloans,health care,andourfinancialinstitutions.The RussianCommunistpaperPRAVDA hadaneye-openingarticleaboutthe administration'spolicies,noting,"Marx wouldbeproudofwhatObamais doingintheUnitedStatesandaround theworld." ThechairmanoftheBusiness Roundtable,anassociationoftop CEOsthathasbeenclosetotheObama administration,recentlyaccusedthe PresidentandhisalliesinCongress ofcreatingan "increasingly hostileenvironment forinvestmentand jobcreation." IvanG. Seidenburg, CEOofVerizon Communications, echoedthis sentiment,noting, "Byreachinginto virtuallyevery sectorofeconomic Governor Mitt Romney inspires life,government business school isinjecting uncertaintyintothe students at Emory University. marketplaceand makingitharderto raisecapitalandcreatenewbusinesses." GivenourPresident'sregular negativitytowardbigbusinessandfree marketideas,itisnotsurprisingthat today'sstudentsareskepticalofthe ideasoflimitedgovernmentandfree enterprise.ARasmussensurveyshowed that33percentofyoungpeopleprefer socialismovercapitalism,and30percent areundecided! Tostopthisdisturbingtrend, YoungAmerica'sFoundation,through thegeneroussupportoftheRichard andBarbaraGabyFoundation,has launchedtheFreeEnterpriseLecture SeriestointroducestudentsatAmerica's leadingbusinessschoolstoprominent entrepreneursandfreemarketexperts. Thesespeakerssharetheirexpertise Greatness.Everymajormediaoutletin Atlanta,includingtheAtlanta JournalConstitution,coveredtheprogram. SteveForbesalsospokeforthe lectureseriesatFordhamUniversity. Speakingtoacrowdof1,000students, Forbesexplained thathewrotehis latestbook,How Capitalism Will Save Us, because capitalismhas beenattacked, misunderstood, andevendefinedas immoral. "Oneoftheworst thingsthatCongress haseverdoneis defineeconomics astheallocationof scarceresources," Forbestoldtheyoung audience."Thathas Steve Forbes promotes free market dismalsciencewritten ideas at Fordham University. alloverit.It'snot abouttheallocation ofscarceresources.Infree markets,it'saboutthe creationofresourcesand aboutturningscarcityinto abundance." JohnStossel,hostofthe FoxBusinessNetworkshow Stossel, promotedAmerica's freeenterprisesystemduring hislectureatTheGeorge WashingtonUniversity. Thebest-sellingauthor noted,"TheFoundershad John Stossel shares the importance of free enterprise with itright...weneedlimited a capacity crowd at The George Washington University. government.Capitalismhas liftedmorepeopleoutofthe UNCactivist,JohnEick,wrote mudthanmostsystems.Capitalismis afterwards,"Mr.Mooredelivered win-win,butpeopledon'tseethat." relevantandinformativelecturesabout -------------------------------------- thehistoryoftheUnitedStates'economy YoungAmerica'sFoundation andwhatneedstobedonetoimprove thankstheGabyFoundationforits thecurrenteconomicsituation." continuedsupportandformakingthe GovernorMittRomney headlinedthe FreeEnterpriseLectureSeriespossible. lectureserieswithaspeechto1,200at Tobringafreemarketspeakertoyour EmoryUniversity.Hediscussedhiscareer campusorbusinessschool,contact inbusinessaswellashislatestbook, PatrickX.Coyleat800-USA-1776or No Apology: The Case for American firstname.lastname@example.org. Young America's Foundation � Libertas 29 NAt I o NA l J o u R NA l I S m C E N t E R An Interview with the Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore ��� By Paul Conner, National Journalism Center Intern T hedeskinStephenMoore'sofficeispiledhighwith fadingcopiesoftheWall Street Journal andafew strayeditionsofPOLITICOandNewsmax.Three abstractpaintingshangonthewallbehindhis computermonitor,whereheintentlystudiesunemployment statisticsreleasedbytheDepartmentofLaboronahot afternooninlatesummer.(Unemploymentamongyoung peoplethisyearisthehighestonrecordsincetheBureauof LaborStatisticsbegantrackingsuchfiguresin1948.) Bythelooksofit,Mooreisabusyman.Heisamember oftheeditorialboardandasenioreconomicswriteratthe Wall Street Journal,andjustbeforehissit-downforan interviewwithLibertas,hewasattheFoxNewsstudios recordinganinterviewaboutthestateofthejobmarket. Mooreisalsotheauthorofsixbooks,includingEnd of Prosperity--abookhecalls"agreathistoryofthelast40 years." Withallhisresponsibilities,Moorefindstimetospeak severaltimesayearoncollegecampusesthroughYoung America'sFoundation'sFreeEnterpriseLectureSeries(see related story on page 29). "Ithinkit'sencouragingtoseesomanyconservativeson collegecampuses,"Mooresaidfromhisofficeindowntown Washington,D.C."WhenIwenttocollegeattheUniversity ofIllinoisintheearly'80s,therewasalotofapathy,and conservativeswerelikeendangeredspecies.Now,we'reseeing aresurgenceofconservatism." MoorespokeattheUniversityofNorthCarolina-Chapel The Wall Street Journal's senior economics writer, Stephen Moore, addresses National Journalism Center (NJC) interns at the NJC office in the National Press Building. Hill'sbusinessschoolearlierthisyearandatRiponCollegein Wisconsininlatespring.Mooreisalsoaregularspeakeratthe Foundation'scollegeandhighschoolconferenceseachsummer andfrequentlyaddressestheNationalJournalismCenter's internshipclasses. PriortohisworkattheJournal,Mooreservedinthe ReaganadministrationasresearchdirectorforPresident Reagan'sCommissionforPrivatization. "Ididn'treallyappreciatehowgreatapresidentReagan wasuntillongafter,"Mooresaid."Themoretimegoesby,the moreyourealizewhatagreathistoricalfigurehewas.WhenI workedwithhiminthe'80s,itdidn'tseemlikeabigdeal,but now,it'soneofthethingsI'mmostproudof." "[Reagan]believedinthepowerofmarketsandthepower ofcompetition,"Moorecontinued."Healsohadaboundless optimismthatthroughhardworkandperseverance,wecanall getahead." In2006and2008,Mr.MoorecelebratedPresident Reagan'slastingaccomplishmentsasthefeaturedspeaker 30 Young America's Foundation � Libertas (Clockwise from top left) Stephen Moore delivers an energetic speech for the National Journalism Center interns and NJC Academic Director Dr. Stephen Bird (pictured right). The Wall Street Journal writer highlights the importance of the free market for Young America's Foundation conference attendees. Moore headlines the Foundation's 25th anniversary celebration of the 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act at the Reagan Ranch Center. Moore signs copies of his latest book, End of Prosperity, for students attending the Foundation's National High School Leadership Conference. attheReaganRanchCenterandRanchodelCieloonthe anniversaryofthesigningof1981taxcuts--legislationsigned byPresidentReaganatRanchodelCielo. "TheReaganRanchisalandmarktocommemorate theseideas,"Mooresaid."Thisiswherethe1981Economic RecoveryActtaxcutwassignedintolaw--thusunleashing25 yearsofprosperityandjobs." MoorehasalsobeenanoutspokencriticofPresident Obama'seconomicpolicies,callingtheaccumulateddebt "fiscalchildabuse"and"disgusting." "It'sahardworldoutthere,andBarackObamaisnot makingitanyeasierbydestroyingjobsanddestroyingour future,"Mooresaid."Ithinkthe$3trilliondebtthatwe've rungupunderPresidentObamaisacrimeagainstfuture generations." Today'syoungpeoplearekeenlyawareoftheeconomic uncertaintyfacingtheirgenerationandournation,andStephen Moore'sdedicationtoreachingstudentswiththeimportance offreemarketprinciplesisneedednowmorethanever. OfStephenMoore'saddressatTheGeorgeWashington University,FoundationstudentactivistGiovanniTomasinoted, "Heofferedexcellentinsightintothecurrenteconomiccrisis. AtatimewhentheLeftdistortsfreemarketlogictoforcea socialistagendauponoursociety,Mr.Mooreeloquentlyand definitivelydisprovedleftistlieswithpurefactsandreason. Hisinsightintothecurrentstateofoureconomyisamust foranyindividualwhoseekstotrulyunderstandthefinancial crisis." ---------------------------------------------------- Paul Conner is a senior at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. He participated in the National Journalism Center's 2010 summer program where he interned at The Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. ---------------------------------------------------- TobringStephenMooretoyourcampus,contact PatrickX.Coyleatpcoyle@yaf.orgorcall800-USA-1776. FormoreinformationabouttheNationalJournalismCenter, call202-628-1490. Young America's Foundation � Libertas 31 in the place that meant the most to him 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of President Reagan's birth. To join the nationwide celebration commemorating his 100th birthday, Young America's Foundation President Ron Robinson and his wife, Michelle Easton, will host a series of exclusive weekend getaways at Ronald Reagan's beloved ranch in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. You'll be one of a very select group of people who have spent time at the Ranch, including Margaret Thatcher, Ed Meese, George H. W. Bush, Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and, of course, Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Your Reagan 100 Retreat Weekend will be an experience you will never forget! Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday celebrate "From cast a spell n saw it, over us. o place beFore or since has ever given nancy and me the joy and serenity it does." � ronald reagan the First day we rancho del cielo Accommodations: Your getaway weekend includes luxurious accommodations at the stunning, oceanfront Biltmore Four Seasons Resort. This classic West Coast resort blends the glory of historic California with the Four Seasons' finest service in the heart of the "American Riviera." During the Reagan Presidency, the senior White House staff and Cabinet secretaries stayed at the Biltmore. Reagan Ranch Visit: The centerpiece outing of this exclusive weekend is our VIP private visit to Ronald Reagan's Rancho del Cielo. You will visit the small adobe home, still fully furnished just as the Reagans left it, as well as the guest house and tack barn. Your day at the Ranch will also include a gourmet lunch on the lawn just outside the main house. You'll dine alongside Lake Lucky, under the shade of the willow trees that Ronald Reagan planted himself. Santa Barbara Sites: A trolley tour will take you along quaint streets to some of the must-see historic sites of the city, including the 19th century Santa Barbara Mission. For dining, a special treat is planned in the heart of Santa Barbara. As a guest in the private dining room of the Wine Cask, Santa Barbara's most highly acclaimed restaurant, you'll enjoy a five-course menu featuring the chef 's custom creations made with regional ingredients. R e a g a n 1 0 0 R e t r e at We e k e n d Itinerary Friday When you arrive in Santa Barbara, your every need will be met based on an all-inclusive price including: � Complimentary transportation to the Biltmore Four Seasons Resort (from Santa Barbara airport) � Reagan Ranch Roundtable Luncheon featuring a notable conservative leader � Two-night, five-star accommodations at the historic, oceanfront Biltmore Four Seasons Resort � VIP visit experience at Ronald Reagan's "Western White House," Rancho del Cielo � Behind-the-scenes tour of the new Reagan Ranch Center and Exhibit Gallery � All meals including two luncheons, two receptions, two dinners, and a full breakfast � Trolley tour of historic, downtown Santa Barbara including the 19th Century Santa Barbara Mission � Reagan Ranch Roundtable Luncheon (past speakers at the Reagan Ranch Center have included Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senator Jim DeMint, actor Ben Stein, bestselling author Michelle Malkin, and others) � Reception and dinner (Biltmore Four Seasons Resort) Saturday � � � � � Breakfast (Biltmore Four Seasons Resort) Tour of the Reagan Ranch Center Exclusive visit to and luncheon at the Reagan Ranch Trolley tour of historic Santa Barbara Reception and dinner (Wine Cask) "I would rate the weekend as a ` Reagan 100 Retreat Weekend Dates: February 18 to 20 � March 11 to 13 August 12 to 14 � September 16 to 18 � October 21 to 23 10 '...it was truly a memorable occasion." � John and Janet Beck, Mequon, Wisconsin All-inclusive weekend price: $2,163 per couple (excluding airline travel) Space is Limited (Five couple limit per weekend) Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. reserveyour space today. Please call Jason Barbour at (336)286-1701. Meeting Ronald Reagan B y s e n At o R J i m D e m i n t Students and supporters line up to meet with Senator DeMint and receive copies of his book, Saving Freedom, at a Foundation event at the Reagan Ranch Center. Senator Jim DeMint motivates students and supporters at a special breakfast at the Reagan Ranch Center. i nmymind,Ronald Reaganwasalwaysagreat President,butaftervisiting theReaganRanch,Iknow hewouldhavebeenagreat friend,too. Ineverhadthechancetomeet RonaldReaganinperson.Icame toWashingtonyearsafterheleftthe WhiteHouse.Bythattime,hewas moreofaniconthanarealperson.Iknew himasthemanwhowontheColdWarand defeatedcommunism.Hisphotowasinhomes,offices, andmuseumsallaroundthecountry.Hewasalegend. Itwasn'tuntilIwalkedthesamedustypathshewalked andsteppedinsidehishomethatIrealizedhewasalsoa regularguy. Eventhoughhewastheleaderofthemostpowerful nationintheworld,hepreferredtodochoreshimself ratherthancallingonahandymantodoitforhim.He laidthestonepatio,piecebypiece,outsidehishome.He choppedupusedtelephonepolestobuildfencesaround theproperty.Ratherthanpurchasingaking-sizedbedfor hisandNancy'sbedroom,hepushedtwosmall,twin-sized bedstogetherandboundthemwithplasticties. Ifyouwalkdownahorsetrailthatprovidesastriking viewofthedistantPacificOcean,you'llseeanoldrock wherethePresidentcarvedhisandNancy'sinitialsinside aheart. Senator DeMint is inspired by his journey to Ronald Reagan's Rancho del Cielo. Themoststrikingthingaboutvisiting theReaganRanch,however,isthesenseone getswithhowcomfortableRonaldReaganwaswith himself.Formanypeople,especiallythosewhoachieve greatrecognitionandfame,it'saveryhardthingtobe alone.They'reconstantlyseekingapproval,praise,and consultationfromothers.NotRonaldReagan. Whenhehadtomakeatoughdecision,heoften retreatedtohisRanchodelCielo--"TheRanchinthe Heavens"--tothink.It'swherehetalkedtoGod.Heonce said,"Ridingononeofthetree-linedtrails,orgazingupat thewesternskies,well,there'snobetterwayIknowofto sortoutaproblem." TheRanchiswhereRonaldReaganbecamerealtome. BeforeIcametoSantaBarbara,Iknewmanythingsabout Reagan'spoliticallifebutlittleabouthowmuchheloved God,hisfamily,andthisbeautifulnation. RonaldReaganwasalwaysamanIwantedtoknow. Aftervisitinghisranch--nowprotectedandpreservedby YoungAmerica'sFoundation--IfeellikeIdo. 34 Young America's Foundation � Libertas Dr. Walter Williams Steven F. Hayward Attorney General Edwin Meese III Ron Robinson Michelle Easton Young America's Foundation Libertas magazine www.yaf.org NON PROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID HERNDON, VA PERMIT NO 6551 Vol. 31 � No. 2 Fall 2010 NationalHeadquarters F.M.KirbyFreedomCenter 110EldenStreet Herndon,Virginia20170 800-USA-1776 CHANGESERVICEREQUESTED C hildrenfromtheSantaBarbaraareavisittheFoundation's9/11: Never Forgetdisplayorganizedby studentsfromtheUniversityofCalifornia�SantaBarbaratorememberthosemurderedbyradical jihadistsnineyearsago.Picturedfromleft:PeterCoffin,MayaOrtiz,LizaCoffin,RubyKilpper,Maggie Coffin,andVictorOrtiz.