A group of SoCal YALers had some free time over this last week during our spring break. So what better way to spend the sunny Southern Californian days than by spreading the message of Liberty? And where better in Southern California to do that than the Mean Streets of LA?
Our target: Biola University, located in La Mirada. It’s a smaller, private Christian university situated right inside LA county, with around 6,000 students.
There are lots of smaller private universities in Los Angeles, so why did we choose here? Well, the answer is fairly simple, and came as a bit of a surprise to us: Liberty is very, very strong on this campus.
We started the day by proceeding to the center of campus, and set up our table in true YAL style, populated with everything from palm cards to pocket Constitutions to other assorted free literature. In addition, we ran the one and only World’s Smallest Political Quiz, as part of Operation Politically Homeless.
And as soon as we were up and running, we were overwhelmed by the amount of positive response that we received. And by overwhelmed I refer not only to the amount of joy that we received, but the number of people. There were so many people lining up to take our Quiz that we had a line just for people waiting on pens! And even those who were apolitical or disagreed with us came up to give us the opportunity to tell them what we’re about.