“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Thomas Paine, “The American Crisis,” 1776
September 20th, 2009
I just returned from a fantastic and successful conference at Campaign for Liberty’s Regional Conference at Valley Forge for the past 3 days. I will write about it later after I have a few pictures to share.
Last week YAL Arlington contacted the campaign by email and requested an interview, which I gave today. I was pretty busy this week, so I did not have a chance to look at their website. I had made a mistake in that I had thought YAL was limited to colleges, and after I gave the interview with Kyle, Michael, and a third person (bio info below), I was thinking to myself – “boy, for a bunch of college guys, they sure are pretty organized with their questions.” In 40 minutes we covered everything from derivatives to the FED to income tax to the Open Office concept to doubling the size of the US House. The two derivatives articles I referenced can be viewed here.
After the interview, I found out that these young men are all attending Arlington High School. Take a listen and see if you agree with me!
However, I must say this is certainly NOT the first time I have been pleasantly surprised. Perhaps the two most extreme examples of my campaign so far was meeting an 11-year-old boy gave me a run for my money with his knowledge level on the FED, and at a different meeting an 9-year-old who outdid me since she had memorized the Bill of Rights in the Constitution. (What a show-off!!)
As I continue my campaign against an incumbent who has trampled repeatedly all over the Constitution, I must remark that surely, with smart, well-educated, young men like Kyle and Michael engaged in the fight for our liberties and freedom, America’s future will be very bright indeed!!!
Kyle Peabody – President
Kyle is a founding member of YAL and is currently a senior at Arlington High School. He spends his summers rowing on the USRowing Junior National Team.
Michael Lei – Vice President
Michael is a founding member of YAL and is currently a senior at Arlington High School. Michael is the Senior Class Treasurer for the Class of 2010 and a senior editor of the award winning school newspaper, The Arlingtonian. He is also the National Development Director for Year of Youth.