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Tom Woods to speak at IU! TONIGHT, TUES 9/21/10

You might remember that IU tried to prevent this night from happening. Well, there's nothing like a challenge to get YAL fired up! Please share this great event with all of your friends and family who might live within driving distance of Bloomington, IN.


Tuesday, September 21, 7:00pm
IU Student Union, Whittenberger Auditorium
900 E 7th St Bloomington, IN 47405

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Indiana University's chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YALatIU) will be hosting free-market economist and historian, Thomas E. Woods, next Tuesday, September 21st, in the Whittenberger Auditorium at 7 p.m. where he will present a lecture on the current economic crisis from a free-market perspective. The title of Woods' lecture is "The Economic Crisis: Why, How and What Now?" and throughout the course of his talk he will discuss the economic and political reasons for the collapse, how the government has made the situation worse and where we should go from here.

Controversy arose last year when the IU Lecture Committee, after agreeing at first to bring Woods to campus, later rejected YALatIU's proposal following word from the economics department that Wood's lacked "sufficient academic credibility." Disagreeing with the rationale that a senior fellow at a major school of economic thought, a graduate of Harvard and Columbia, and a two-time NYT's bestselling author lacked sufficient academic credibility, YALatIU launched a fundraising campaign that was successful in raising enough money to bring Woods to campus. YALatIU was also able to secure some help from IUSA's funding board.

The controversy garnered media attention from the Indy Star as well as Bloomington's Herald-Times.

The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer period.

Learn more about Young Americans for Liberty at IU here:
(Here is the old story, now history!)


ARLINGTON, VA -- The Economics Department and Indiana Memorial Union Board Lectures Committee of Indiana University-Bloomington refused to host Mises Institute senior scholar and economist Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr. on campus, citing the blatantly false excuse that Woods, a graduate of Harvard and Columbia and a New York Times bestselling author, lacked “sufficient academic credibility.”

The Young Americans for Liberty chapter whose request to host Woods was denied is fighting back against this gross academic bias and power play with the assistance of CampusReform.org, a website for conservative and libertarian student activists, and the national Young Americans for Liberty organization.

Sam Spaiser, president of the IU Young Americans for Liberty group, has taken swift action to bring Woods to IU with or without the school’s assistance. “It is clear that the Lectures Board rejected Woods based on philosophical differences, not his lack of credibility,” he said. “This is a ridiculous decision based on false pretenses and amounts to nothing more than ideological injustice.”

Woods agreed in a statement given to CampusReform.org. “If my academic credentials are in question, anyone can judge for themselves at TomWoods.com. But from their point of view I’m surely uncredentialed: unlike other speakers they might consider, I haven’t wrecked any economies.”

IU previously spent $35,000 to bring to campus John Edwards, a disgraced liberal politician best known for long denying an extramarital affair and illegitimate daughter, but refused Woods a speaking opportunity despite his more reasonable speaker’s fee of $4,000.

The story was first reported by The Indiana Standard, an independent conservative student newspaper, and published online at CampusReform.org.

The IU Memorial Union Board Lectures Committee chairwoman declined to comment, and said she did not know the committee's budget or its full list of past speakers.

Young Americans for Liberty seeks to recruit, train, educate, and mobilize students on the ideals of liberty and the Constitution. Visit www.yaliberty.org for more information. You can donate directly to help IU YAL bring Tom Woods to campus
here: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=8...


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check out the angry comments!

"Complete idiot. I guess he is lucky I am busy tonight or I would blow his little cub scout meeting up with wacky YouTube video heckling and intimidation!"


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"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Doors open at 6:30 PM for Tom Woods.

There is still time to drive from Louisville or Indy...

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Thanks for the encouragement!



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Quoting my 8-year old grandaughter ...

"No fair. What a bunch of 'scardie-cats!!'"

"Booger Heads"

would be my nephew's comment.

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!


Boys' language skills develop more slowly.

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An Update from IU YAL about Tom Woods

Hey Everyone,

This is Sam Spaiser, President of Young Americans For Liberty at IU Bloomington. I'd just like to give you all an update from "ground zero." First off, we've raised $1829.86 so far!!! That's nearly half of the $4000 we need to bring Tom Woods to campus. The group has been thrilled with the support that fellow liberty-minded individuals have given us over the past week. However, we need your support NOW more than ever! We've been in correspondence with Tom Woods, and are working together, but at this time I can't release any more information about that. This is something that MUST be seen through to the end. A powerful act of liberty on one campus is something that can domino to college campuses all across the country; a polar-opposite of the communism domino effect, so to speak. This MUST end in a great triumph for the cause of liberty. The day that Tom Woods speaks his first words over the PA system in an overfilled auditorium, the IU campus will shake from the quakes of freedom which will bring the establishment crashing to the ground!

You can make a donation here: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=w...

Reposted from: http://iub.campusreform.org/group/blog/update-on-bringing-to...
Aaron here, Thank you all at the DailyPaul for helping with this and spreading the message - We couldn't do this without you! I know times are tough and we have lots of liberty candidates to support as well. So, make your choices wisely. If it just means $10 - every little bit counts.

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"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

reedr3v's picture

MODS could this be on the front page to help

these great activist students?

A Great Opportunity

To expose the intellectual fraud that is rampant in academia. IU, apparently, is stupid enough to discredit themselves and thus help bring this issue to a head.

Such is "higher learning" nowadays.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

This is working out brilliantly for us here!

Check out this article:

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Go IU, Fight Fight Fight FOR FREEDOM


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I thought IU was better than that...

what are they scared of?

Reminds me of Kent State in 1970; Holding on to the past in the face of the growth, awakening, and common "voice" of their students.

Just as it was in Kent State, the students of Indiana University are right. Hopefully, IU won't go down that same path and try to force their views by gunpoint on some of the "best minds in the State of Indiana".

That's next, you know. First, because the ignorant and pro-socialist Committee Chairwoman and her directors control the money and then, by gunpoint, their "agenda" and "viewpoint" WILL BE maintained.

The students are the future of any State University. Yet, entrenched deeply in their omnipotent wisdom, the old "guard" refuses to embrace the Student's concept of liberty and freedom.

Shame on Indiana University. Kent State has never recovered from their joint collaboration of death on the part of the National Guard of Ohio. (They actually had to change their name.) Is this what this Committee Chairwoman wants for her college?

Liberty will prevail. Freedom is a powerful tool. Whether this woman is ignorant or stupid does not matter. She would do best to get the hell out of the way!

Freedom is coming and no amount of State sponsored terrorism can stop it.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

This biased and disgraceful performance by IU

will guarantee a "standing room only" turnout for Tom Woods speech. Very foolish move on their part.

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Good for Sam for jumping on this

big time. The public attention on the Board's duplicity is a golden educational opportunity for academia. And Tom's comeback is perfect; he is a master at the apt zinger that reveals his dishonest opposition. Yay blowback!

This actually may be good for the movement...

The negative that the university receives may be positive for the movement! These people will be called out eventually as the controversy grows. Someone in Indiana, close to the situation, I'm sure will write letters to the editors of the local newspapers and contact the television and radio outlets to push the Edwards angle (and just happen to mention that Tom Woods was excluded). That would make for great controversy and should be pursued vigorously! It will be interesting to see how things play out if they can keep the heat turned up!

"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"


The elites own all fo these damn universities

screw college, and to hell with Indiana U.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Shame on Indiana...

.... double shame on them...

Plano TX

Sam Spaiser

bump for Sam. Hope they win their fight.

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica

funny article quote

"unlike other speakers they might consider, I haven’t wrecked any economies."

That's a shame.

bump for others to read.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

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Their teeth must be crystal; that's the clearest lie I've ever heard!

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

I guess that means that

Obama's credentials wouldn't be good enough either then, well, prior to the POTUS bit anyway...