From: Rand-Paulfirstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 10:15 PM
Subject: [Rand-Paul] New Meetup: Political "Boot Camp" Training for Student Activists
Announcing a new Meetup for Rand Paul for US Senate!
What: Political "Boot Camp" Training for Student Activists
When: Saturday, March 27, 2010 8:30 AM
2201 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37240
The Leadership Institute’s flagship school, nicknamed “the boot camp of politics,” provides you with effective techniques to organize and lead massbased youth efforts for candidates and causes of your choice.
The Youth Leadership School has launched more successful political careers than any other Leadership Institute training program.
Topics covered include:
* Building an effective student organization
* Getting out the vote
* Earned media (favorable publicity)
* Developing a public relations strategy
* Launching a successful career in politics
This school is held on college campuses across the country and at the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia.
For more details see:
Learn more here:
Upon doing research about the Leadership Institute’s background my findings were rather interesting. I found the following :
While the Institute does not provide instruction in philosophical conservatism, it does encourage its graduates to read classic conservative authors like Edmund Burke and "classical liberal" authors like Frederic Bastiat, as well as more more modern conservative thinkers including William F. Buckley Jr.,His is a house hold name as a news commentator,author.
Milton Friedman He flip flopped on economics at one time he was Originally a Keynesian supporter of the New Deal and advocate of government intervention in the economy, during the 1950s his reinterpretation of the Keynesian consumption function challenged the basic Keynesian model. At the University of Chicago, Friedman became the main advocate for opposing Keynesianism. During the 1960s he promoted an alternative macroeconomic policy known as "monetarism"
Russell KirkDuring World War II, he served in the American armed forces and corresponded with libertarian writer, Isabel Paterson, who helped to shape his early political thought, Let's take a side step here for just a bit and let me show you who Isabel Paterson was
She was a Canadian-American journalist, author, political philosopher, and leading literary critic of her day. Along with Rose Wilder Lane and Ayn Rand, who both acknowledged an intellectual debt to Paterson, she is one of the three founding mothers of American libertarianism.Paterson's best-known work, her 1943 book
The God of the Machine, a treatise on political philosophy, economics, and history, reached conclusions and espoused beliefs that many libertarians credit as a foundation of their philosophy.
Her biographer Stephen D. Cox (2004) believes Paterson is the "earliest progenitor of libertarianism as we know it today." Ayn Rand wrote in a letter in the 1940s that The God of the Machine "does for capitalism what Das Kapital does for the Reds and what the Bible did for Christianity".
you remember him, the G-d hating,gay loving,legalize drugs, pro-abortion libertarian who wanted to be president. Here is yet another free thinker who had influence on the school F. A. Hayek. Friedrich August von Hayek CH was an Austrian-born economist and philosopher known for his defense of classical liberalism and free-market capitalism against socialist and collectivist thought. The economist and Hayek wrote an essay titled "Why I Am Not a Conservative" (included as an appendix to The Constitution of Liberty), in which he disparaged conservatism for its inability to adapt to changing human realities or to offer a positive political program. Although he noted that modern day conservatism shares many opinions on economics with classic liberals, particularly a belief in the free market, he believed it's because conservatism wants to "stand still", whereas liberalism embraces the free market because it "wants to go somewhere". Hayek identified himself as a classical liberal, but noted that in the United States it had become almost impossible to use "liberal" in its original definition, and the term "libertarian" has been used instead. However, for his part Hayek found this term "singularly unattractive" and offered the term "Old Whig" (a phrase borrowed from Edmund Burke) instead. In his later life he said: "I am becoming a Burkean Whig".
The Leadership Institute teaches 41 different types of classes and seminars using its own curriculum. Class content varies from teaching how to create a campus newsletter to political activism (i.e. grassroots activism) to professional training and development (i.e. broadcast journalism). The Institutes's website lists its schools and other services.
they also provide International Training! How interesting is that ???
Leadership Institute training sessions and leadership schools are open to students regardless of party registration. The instructors, though typically conservative, use examples and anecdotes from multiple political parties and all points on the political spectrum. Its revenue comes mostly from donors acquired through direct mail. Its 2007 revenue was $11.9 million, Morton Blackwell, the Institutes's president, claims that it does not teach political ideology per se. They do it by having the students read Libertarian authors and therefore planting the seeds of the LIBERTARIAN PLATFORM and way of thinking, a cunning and clever way of teaching in my opinion Mark Montini, one of the institute's teachers[who?] in the 1990s told his classes that Bill Clinton's skills as a communicator were greater than those of Ronald Reagan, the 'Great Communicator.' Many of the students agree with this observation and see the 'technology' as being politically neutral!
Everything about this school screams LIBERTARIAN and if anyone can't see it they are dumber than a brick or naive as a new born baby.
Here we have yet another deception from the Rand Paul camp. Sending his volunteers to boot camp on how to be the best libertarians they can be and he calls himself a conservative Republican!!! Who dose he think he is kidding ? Surly not the voters of Kentucky.