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New Guard Summer 2010 Edition - Young Americans for Freedom ( YAF )

New Guard Summer 2010 Edition - Young Americans for Freedom ( YAF )

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The official publication of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). Discussing modern conservative ideas and thought. Vol. 34 Issue 2.
The official publication of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). Discussing modern conservative ideas and thought. Vol. 34 Issue 2.

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 who is john galt?on the Gop’s failure todefend capitalismmiddle east peace:drawing a line in the sand tiananmen 2.0:how Facebook and Twitterdefeated communist chinaPeace through strength: WHY REAL CONSERVATIVESFIGHT TYRANNYRestoring American History: Why President GrantBelongs on the
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 THE MAGAZINE OF YOUNGAMERICANS FOR FREEDOM
SUmmer 2010 VOLUME Thirty-FourNUMBER TWO
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A dangerous precedent: the threat of obamacareand how to defeat it
 
IN THIS TIME
of moral and political crises, it is the responsibility of the youth of Americato afrm certain eternal truths.
WE
, as young conservatives, believe:
THAT
foremost among the transcendent values is the individual’s use of his God-given freewill, whence derives his right to be free from the restrictions of arbitrary force;
THAT
liberty is indivisible, and that political freedom cannot long exist without economicfreedom;
THAT
the purpose of government is to protect those freedoms through the preservation of internal order, the provision of national defense, and the administration of justice;
THAT
when government ventures beyond these rightful functions, it accumulates power,which tends to diminish order and liberty;
THAT
the Constitution of the United States is the best arrangement yet devised forempowering government to fulll its proper role, while restraining it from the concentrationand abuse of power;
THAT
the genius of the Constitution—the division of powers—is summed up in the clausethat reserves primacy to the several states, or to the people, in those spheres not specicallydelegated to the Federal government;
THAT
the market economy, allocating resources by the free play of supply and demand,is the single economic system compatible with the requirements of personal freedom andconstitutional government, and that it is at the same time the most productive supplier of human needs;
THAT
when government interferes with the work of the market economy, it tends to reducethe moral and physical strength of the nation; that when it takes from one man to bestowon another, it diminishes the incentive of the rst, the integrity of the second, and the moralautonomy of both;
THAT
we will be free only so long as the national sovereignty of the United States issecure; that history shows periods of freedom are rare, and can exist only when free citizensconcertedly defend their rights against all enemies;
THAT
the forces of international Communism are, at present, the greatest single threat tothese liberties;
THAT
the United States should stress victory over, rather than co-existence with, thismenace; and
THAT
American foreign policy must be judged by this criterion: does it serve the justinterests of the United States?
 The Sharon Statement
Adopted in conference at Sharon, Connecticut, 10-13 September 1960,at the estate of William F. Buckley, Jr.
 Note: The opinions expressed in this magazine are those of their authors and do not necessarily reect the views held by the editors or theofcial position of YAF.
 THE New Guard
 Table of Contents
from the Editor’s Desk
// Christopher Bedford 1
Economy
Keep Entrepreneurship Alive
Kill the Death Tax
// Adam Nicholson 2
ObamaCare
“Are
You
Serious?”
Killing the Constitution for Health Care
// Will Haun 3
 
Unconstitutional Mandate
 Health Care’s Dangerous Precedent 
// Ramon Lopez 5
Supreme Court Activism
 An Insider’s Guide
// Carrie Severino 7
Education
Creating the “New Man”
The Totalitarian Social Engineering Projects of the Academic New-Far-Left 
// Phillip Smyth 8
 The YAF Scene
Florida YAFers Fight for Freedom
// James Shackelford III 10
YAF at CPAC 2010
// Jordan Marks 11
Foreign Affairs
The Plain Facts of History
 Middle East Peace: Drawing a line in the Sand 
// John Stapleton 13
Tiananmen 2.0
 How Facebook and Twitter defeated Communist China
// Jim Geheron 15
Peace Through Strength
Why Real Conservatives Fight Tyranny Abroa
// Adam Cassandra 17
Culture and History
Will the Real John GaltPlease Stand Up?
 A Brief Examination of the GOP’s Failureto Defend Capitalism
// Charles Olson 19
Why General GrantBelongs on the $50 Bill
Correcting the Record on a Great American
// Frank Scaturro 20
Cocktail
 New Guard 
Cocktail
// Dane Nakamura 21
 
 T
he past three months have seen many changes in the United States.Certainly not the change citizens voted for in 2008, but changenonetheless. We have seen the public persona of a president who, just a year ago, had a friendly reputation and a seeming mandate, crumbleunder re, reforming as a bitter, sarcastic and dismissive politician. Wehave seen a spontaneous national movement for limited government con-tinue to grow and spread across the country, sinking its grassroots intolocal soil and celebrating its one-year anniversary in gatherings acrosshundreds of American cities and towns, rather than just a few. We haveseen a rattled GOP nd strength in its Conservative supporters and rally,presenting thoughtful alternatives and principled opposition. And wehave seen Young Americans for Freedom growing by as many as ftyactivists a day, discovering new leaders, launching bold campus initia-tives, raising national awareness and starting fresh chapters across thecountry including Puerto Rico and Alaska.
The New Guard 
, nally back from a long hiatus, has continued to growand change as well, comfortably falling back into her well-worn grooveas a journal of Conservative thought and activism to be reckoned with.Debuting at CPAC 2010,
The New Guard 
has been welcomed warmly byYAFers and other conservative activists, thinkers and writersacross the country, while also receiving the enthusiastic bless-ings of the “Old Guard”—YAF alumni ranging from formerambassador John Bolton to founding
 New Guard 
editor Dr.Lee Edwards.YAF’s catapult back onto the national stage comes not amoment too soon. This is a time of political upheaval likenone seen since the 1960s. Emboldened by their hollow, andtemporary, victory in the debate over health care, the hardLeft have escalated their attacks on American meritocracy,launching bids to transfer power from bloated banks to greedyunions, grind the United States economy to a halt with cap-and-trade legislation and publicly assault the Supreme Courtfor upholding the Constitutional right to free speech. And, asin the 1960s, the Right has risen to the challenge, escalatingmen and women of intelligence and substance to the forefrontof the debate for liberty raging across the newspapers, televi-sion broadcasts and congressional districts of the nation.
The New Guard 
, volume 34, issue 2, is divided into six sec-tions: health care, education, the economy, foreign affairs, cul-ture and history and activism. The subjects have been chosenbecause of their paramount importance to the preservation of the United States. The authors and articles have been chosen totackle the looming issues of the day and to help prepare youngConservatives across the country for the coming debates anderce electoral battles necessary for a defense, and revival, of American ideals, American exceptionalism, America’s futureand the future of liberty itself.In Freedom, 
Christopher Bedford   
 Executive Editor
The New Guard 
From The editor’s Desk
// By Christopher Bedford
New Guard, summer 2010
 1
 
The New Guard
staff at CPAC launch party.

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