Did you miss the 2013 International Students For Liberty Conference? Did you attend, but just want to check out all the awesome things people are saying about it across the internetz? Look no further! Here’s a little media re-cap for you:
Dear Mr. Beck,
There is no reason you should have heard of me before. I’m just a guy who became enamored with the principles of liberty in 9th grade and grew to appreciate the philosophical rigor and enormous individual and societal benefits that flow from them. I’m now a graduate student in philosophy, and co-founder and president of a nonprofit organization called Students For Liberty (SFL) that began 5 years ago to support libertarian students and student organizations.
Today, SFL has over 900 student organizations in our network, is run by over 250 volunteer student leaders who are working to change the world, runs dozens of conferences for thousands of students around the world, provides a plethora of resources to young libertarians everywhere, such as 175,000 free copies of our 3rd publication, After the Welfare State. SFL is dedicated to expanding the younger generation’s understanding and appreciation of the philosophy of freedom and the benefits that may be derived from it.
This is admittedly an ambitious and long-term goal, but one that I am optimistic about and pursue because of the inherent value of liberty. I am writing this letter today because of the comments you made about me on your show this past Friday, February 22, 2013. Regrettably, you called me a Nazi, a fascist, a jerk, a guy who “thinks he’s God”. I submit I am none of those things, or at least I don’t try to be. I have no intention of getting caught up in name-calling or responding to the many strawmen you constructed and then ridiculed. There is no profit in that. It’s water under the bridge. (more…)
The 2013 International Students For Liberty Conference was an overwhelming success, with over 1400 total attendees, including students from every inhabited continent on the planet. It was truly an awe inspiring event that showcased the breadth and depth of the global student movement for liberty.
For the third year in a row we hosted a filming of The STOSSEL Show on Saturday night of the conference. This year’s recording was the best yet featuring guests such as Congressman Justin Amash, the Cato Institute’s David Boaz, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, Radley Balko, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Ann Coulter, and over 1000 passionate students for liberty.
The Liberty 101 episode of The STOSSEL Show will air TONIGHT, February 21, at 9:00pm Eastern Time on the Fox Business Network. Tune in to see the full strength of our movement on display.
Can’t attend the 2013 International Students For Liberty Conference? Not to fear— the power of social media is here! SFL will be live blogging, live tweeting, and live streaming the conference all weekend! Check out the program booklet and tune into our media bombardment below to get your fill of #ISFLC13. Be sure to use the hashtag #ISFLC13 if you want your comments and questions to appear in the livefeed!