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Young Americans for Liberty brought Free Speech Wall to campus

The Young Americans for Liberty brought free speech to Campus a few weeks ago for all.

Free Speech Wall is what was created and was up all day on Monday Sept. 23.

Students had the opportunity to write whatever they wanted on the wall.

“Because Constitution week had just ended, we hoped to bring even further attention to free speech and the other fundamental rights in our constitution that made this country great,” said Sam Link, president of the University chapter of Young Americans for Liberty for the past two years.

The plan for the Free Speech Wall began before it was actually set up on campus.

“It was in our plans to construct for two weeks [ahead of time],” Link said.

The Young Americans for Liberty is a national organization with almost 500 chapters nationwide consisting of over 100,000 students.

“Together, with our Free Speech Wall and Campus Fest, we have signed up more than 100 people and reached many, many others,” Link said.

Chance Stoodt started the Bowling Green Chapter on campus three years ago, Link said.

The goal of Young Americans for Liberty is to identify, educate, train and mobilize youth activists committed to “winning on principle”, according to their Statement of Principles, she said.

The organization plans to be very active on campus this year, Link said.

The Young Americans for Liberty will also be attending various events on campus, Link added.

Some students on campus enjoyed the Free Speech Wall and used it.

“I think the Free Speech Wall was pretty beneficial,” said junior Angel Russell. “Students seemed to have some positive things to say from what I saw.”

The Free Speech Wall was observed by some students as a very important thing for students to be apart of.

“I think the Free Speech Wall is helpful,” said sophomore Jacob Thorpe. “Free speech is very important for the nation, so for students to be able to do that is pretty cool.”

While the free speech wall received some positive feedback from students, some students think that free speech is not always positive.

“Free speech is great,” Russell said. “I just hope it isn’t taken advantage of and people don’t write the kind of stuff you would see on a bathroom stall.”

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