I can't believe I'm actually here. I never thought this would ever get off the ground, or would ever be more than just a figment of my imagination. Our YAL chapter started
Okay, let me back up.
I'm the Co-President and PR Representative of the newly-formed Everett Community College (EvCC) chapter of Young Americans for Liberty. Myself and Co-President Riley Nolan formed this chapter on January 18th, 2017. Currently, we only have 3 members. However, we are in the process of getting officially recognized from the college. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and we have taken those first steps.
Everett Community College is a intensely progressive college with a few not-so progressive, but just as intense, pockets. The ideological battles that rage between the hard left and the hard right are quite the sight to behold. It's a politically strange school; it exists as a left-wing stronghold in a less left-wing town, in a more left-wing county, in a less left-wing district, inside a more left-wing state, inside a less left-wing country (judging by tomorrow's inauguration). It doesn't know what it wants to be, and constantly fights within itself to assert dominance for one side or the other.
Many people would see this sort of civil war and move on, deeming it a lost cause, but I see something different. I see a golden opportunity. This college is divided in an ideological manner, with sides unclear and principles murky. The time is ripe to introduce these minds to an alternative: the ideas of liberty.
That is our goal hereL: to introduce a divided house to the strong foundations of liberty and freedom, and to show people what they haven't been shown by their professors. We wish to show people what this country could look like with principles of liberty, and we're so glad to YAL for helping us achieve those goals.
We look forward to a successful future with YAL, and to a more free tomorrow in 2017. Godspeed, and God bless the United States of America.