Thursday, February 18, 2010

Facing Down Snowpocalypse: The International Students For Liberty Conference 2010

While the Federal government was actually shut down for four days because of the unprecedented snow storm in Washington, the Students for Liberty prevailed against the weather, flight cancellations, and traffic delays to attend their third international conference at American University this past weekend.

I believe it is Samuel Adams who said that "It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." Well folks, this weekend at the ISFLC, I saw an irate, tireless minority if there ever was one.

And let me tell you that based on my experience at the ISFLC, the stereotype of libertarians as disaffected, mostly male, losers living in their parent's basements and spamming Digg.com with Ron Paul articles is entirely false. To begin with, you would not believe the number of (very lovely) libertarian women in attendance...


But what jumped out at me the most, was how extremely engaged, how unbelievably talented, how totally cool all the libertarian students I met were. I highly recommend next year's conference to any students and recent graduates interested in learning more about liberty, networking, finding great opportunities to work professionally in the libertarian movement, and having a blast!

Please also visit the excellent sponsors of the Students for Liberty Conference, and check out all their excellent opportunities, including internships, fellowships, associate placements, and careers in the liberty movement. A director at the Cato Institute told me he has one of the coolest jobs in the world- professional libertarian. Sigh. That is a pretty cool job.

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2 comments:

Daryl said...

I'm glad you had a good time. The gov't being out of commission for a few days reminds me of an old Mark Twain quotation: "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." – Mark Twain (1866)

W. E. Messamore said...

You know- those four days without the government went by just fine for me, how about you? Maybe we should make it four weeks? Four years, anyone? Just to see what happens?

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