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  • Young Conservatives adviser at Texas A&M quits

    11/24/2008 7:51:07 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 53 replies · 2,228+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Nov. 23, 2008
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A faculty adviser for the Texas A&M chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas has resigned, saying he was "ashamed beyond words" when the group posted fliers identifying four professors who signed a petition opposing "demonization" of 1960s radical William Ayers. John Fike, a professor in engineering technology and industrial engineering, quit the adviser role last week, the Bryan-College Station Eagle reported Sunday. The national petition asked for support for education "as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment and liberation" and had more than 4,000 signatures. It circulated during the presidential race, when Ayers' acquaintanceship...
  • Response to Minuteman boss less harsh[Simcox returns to UT San Antonio]

    10/30/2007 10:06:05 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 102+ views
    Express-News ^ | 10/29/2007 | Melissa Ludwig
    After a hostile reception in April, Chris Simcox's return Monday to the University of Texas at San Antonio was much quieter, though not entirely free of protest. Simcox, president of the Arizona-based Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, was invited to campus by UTSA's chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas to talk about the values of the Minutemen, often-armed citizens who patrol U.S. borders reporting illegal activity to police. He spoke in the Retama Auditorium at the University Center. A handful of students chanting "Racist, fascist, go away!" interrupted Simcox during his speech, but were led away in orderly fashion by...
  • Police, protesters clash at UTSA [over Chris Simcox speech]

    04/12/2007 8:08:51 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies · 1,290+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/12/2007 | Melissa Ludwig
    A simmering illegal-immigration debate at the University of Texas at San Antonio— where 45 percent of students are Hispanic — erupted into a heated protest Wednesday during an outdoor speech by Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, a group of volunteers who patrol the Mexican border to stop immigrants from entering the country illegally. UTSA's chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas invited Simcox to speak to draw attention to the lack of security on the border, said Laura Morales, the group's executive director. Liberal groups descended on the Simcox talk, booing and chanting "Racist, fascist go...
  • Minuteman draws protesters' ire[UT Austin, Texas]

    04/11/2007 2:48:42 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies · 621+ views
    The Daily Texan ^ | 4/11/07 | Lindsey Mullikin
    Demonstration disrupts speech by controversial group's founder Police escorted five protesters outside during a Tuesday evening speech by Chris Simcox, founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, arresting one and detaining another, said University spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon. The Young Conservatives of Texas hosted Simcox, who spoke at the Geology Building. Constant chants and heckling from demonstrators hindered Simcox's speech, resulting in the police's intervention. Weldon said one individual was arrested with a criminal trespassing charge, and another was detained briefly for "interfering with a police officer." The Minuteman Corps, which consists of citizen volunteers, aids in the discovery of illegal...
  • Conservative Students to Display “ACLU Nativity Scene”

    11/30/2006 9:08:17 AM PST · by Jay777 · 85 replies · 5,001+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 30-Nov-06 | John Stephenson
    This is absolutely hillarious! The Young Conservatives of Texas - University of Texas Chapter announced today that they will be displaying an “ACLU Nativity Scene” on the West Mall of the University of Texas campus on Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th. The group’s intent is to raise awareness on the extremity of the ACLU, and bring to light its secular-progressive efforts to remove Christmas from the public sphere. The display, the first of its kind in the nation, will feature characters that are quite a bit different than the standard crèche. “We’ve got Gary and Joseph instead of...
  • Young Conservatives of Texas Upset About Republican Backdoor State Income Tax

    03/18/2005 11:26:04 AM PST · by bstein80 · 10 replies · 1,413+ views
    The Young Conservatives of Texas ^ | March 2005 | Matthew J. Griffing Esq.
    HB3 - Conservatives Must Stop the "Payroll Tax" Now! by Matthew J. Griffing, Esq. Senior Vice Chairman for Legislative Affairs The Republican-led Texas House of Representatives has taken a big step toward doing what Democrats could not do in over 120 consecutive years in power – enacting a virtual state income tax. For many years, Texas Republicans advocated fiscal restraint, and their opposition to a state income tax was axiomatic. Those days are long over, and Speaker Tom Craddick (R-Midland) is to blame. This session, the House Leadership led by Speaker Craddick is dumping billions of new wasteful spending into...
  • Young Conservatives of California

    03/14/2005 8:54:29 PM PST · by bstein80 · 20 replies · 1,763+ views
    Brendan Steinhauser | March 14, 2005 | Brendan Steinhauser
    I am interested in starting a sister organization of The Young Conservatives of Texas. This new group will be called, The Young Conservatives of California. It will adopt the mission statement and stated goals of YCT, but will have complete autonomy from YCT in everything it does. If you have high school or college kids or grandkids, please have them contact me if they are interested in forming a chapter on their campus. My credentials can be found here: http://www.yct.org/books.htm I will be using the principles and ideas outlined in my book on campus activism to build a successful conservative...
  • UNT Conservatives' Mock Illegal Alien Hunt Stirs Resentment

    02/24/2005 3:51:58 PM PST · by WindOracle · 34 replies · 799+ views
    Agape Press ^ | February 10, 2005 | Jim Brown
    Scores of angry Latino students and others at the University of North Texas are demanding that something "be done" about a Young Conservatives' demonstration called "Capture an Illegal Immigrant Day." The demonstration featured Young Conservatives members wearing bright orange shirts that read "Illegal Immigrant" on the front and "Catch me if U can" on the back. Passersby were encouraged to track down the mock "illegal aliens" around campus to win a prize. Members of Latino fraternities and sororities were among those on the campus who were offended by the demonstration and confronted the conservative group members, accusing them of racism...
  • YCT and Protest Warriors Crash Austin Anti-War Rally--"Peace" Groups Get Violent

    10/12/2004 10:59:26 PM PDT · by bstein80 · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    KeathMilligan.net ^ | Brendan Steinhauser
    http://www.keithmilligan.net/view.php?id=271 The video works now! Its awesome! We need to get this link to bloggers all over the country. People need to know how "peaceful" the left really is. I think the part where Lauren is blocked by the dirty hippy sums up the new breed of young conservative. Confrontational and unafraid to speak out. Kudos to YCT and PW!
  • YCT and Protest Warrior Crash Anti-War March in Austin

    10/11/2004 10:05:57 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 24 replies · 2,552+ views
    KeathMilligan.net ^ | Oct. 2 | Keath Milligan
    Marchers, Conservative Counter-Demonstrators Clash at Texas Peace Rally Posted by Keath Saturday October 2, 2004 08:37:13 PM Updated: Saturday October 2, 2004 09:38:03 PM by Keath Some marchers at today's downtown peace rally to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi responded agressively to a handful of conservative counter-demonstrators, leading to a bit of shoving and one marcher being thrown to the ground by police. While the marchers were peaceful and polite in general, a couple of the demonstrators physically confronted a small group holding signs in support of the president and the war in Iraq. Click here to watch the...
  • The Young Conservatives of Texas New Website is Online

    09/12/2004 5:03:25 PM PDT · by bstein80 · 28 replies · 1,224+ views
    The Young Conservatives of Texas ^ | 9-12-2004 | Brendan Steinhauser
    I just wanted to let everyone know that YCT has just updated our website. Please feel free to join our discussion forum and check out our media clips. And of course, we never turn down donations to our cause. The UT chapter of YCT had an amazing first meeting, probably the largest in its history. There were over 200 students in attendance. Look for YCT to continue to make inroads against the campus left, the media and the Democratic Party this year. We will be holding numerous events this fall, taking on issues such as affirmative action in Texas schools,...
  • News Advisory: New Book by YCT Leader Gives Secrets of Success to Student Activism

    07/19/2004 9:32:59 AM PDT · by bstein80 · 6 replies · 343+ views
    The Young Conservatives of Texas ^ | July 19, 2004 | Brendan Steinhauser
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES OF TEXAS University of Texas at Austin Chapter _________________________________________________ News Advisory: New Book by YCT Leader Gives Secrets of Success to Student Activism—Calls for a “Conservative Revolution” Across College Campuses For Immediate Release Contact: Brendan Steinhauser, YCT-UT advisor, 361-772-5175 (Austin, Texas) Brendan Steinhauser, a member of The Young Conservatives of Texas, has recently announced the publication of his book, The Conservative Revolution: How to Win the Battle for College Campuses. The book is a how-to guide for conservative students who want to build powerful political groups on their respective college campuses. It provides detailed advice on how to...
  • YCT GUIDE TO JUNE TEXAS MUNICIPAL RUN-OFF ELECTIONS

    06/10/2004 6:11:30 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies · 241+ views
    Ronald Reagan on YCT: "I am truly grateful for your friendship and for everything you've done for conservatism, for our country, and for Texas." -President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) GUIDE TO JUNE MUNICIPAL RUN-OFF ELECTIONS Please find below voter information for the June run-off elections in the following counties: Travis, Williamson, Bexar, Tarrant, Fort Bend, Collin, Lubbock and Tom Green. TRAVIS COUNTY & WILLIAMSON COUNTY Austin Community College Board of Trustees Run-off, Saturday, June 19 Marc Levin for Austin Community College Board of Trustees An attorney, Levin serves as YCT's Director of Government Affairs. He believes the current ACC tax rate...
  • YCT-UT to appear on MTV this weekend

    03/12/2004 3:57:56 PM PST · by bstein80 · 15 replies · 150+ views
    The Young Conservatives of Texas ^ | March 12, 2003 | Brendan Steinhauser
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES OF TEXAS The University of Texas at Austin For Immediate Release March 12, 2004 Contact: Brendan Steinhauser, student advisor, (512) 458-0252, bstein80@yahoo.com Lauren Conner, director of internal affairs, (512) 495-4917, Lauren.Conner@bba02.mccombs.utexas.edu YCT-UT Will Appear on MTV This Weekend Austin, Tx—The UT Chapter of YCT is pleased to announce that some of its members will appear on Music Television network on this Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The T.V. station produced a piece on campus activism and sent reporters down to Austin to interview a number of YCT-UT members about the organization and its many recent events. The crew arrived...
  • Separate but Equally Delicious (Activist Campus Conservatives Improve on Leftist Tactics)

    03/05/2004 8:17:38 PM PST · by Zunt Toad · 14 replies · 294+ views
    The phrase “student activists” usually conjures up images of sign-waving protestors railing against various evils of the establishment. Indeed, for decades after the modern student movement began at the University of California-Berkeley in the 1960s, such protestors were traditionally liberal —and reflexively so, given that administrations were comparatively conservative. But now that today’s educational establishment is populated with yesterday’s student radicals, conservatives find themselves in the odd position of being the protestors. But rather than rely on disruptive tactics, modern conservatives are improving on plays from the liberal handbook: They’re making their points with wit and humor, not catcalling and...
  • YCT Releases Endorsements in Republican Primary

    02/25/2004 12:17:20 PM PST · by anymouse · 18 replies · 416+ views
    Young Conservatives of Texas ^ | February 25, 2004 | David Rushing
    Austin, TX - The Young Conservatives of Texas announces its endorsements in the March 9th Republican primary for which early voting continues until March 5. The full list of our endorsements in contested primary races is below, followed by comments on selected candidates and links to lists of early voting locations in Texas' largest counties: YCT 2004 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS STATEWIDE Supreme Court, Place 5: Justice Steven Wayne Smith Railroad Commission: Victor Carrillo Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2: Judge Larry Meyers Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5: Judge Cheryl Johnson Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6: Judge Mike Keasler...
  • YCT Challenges Paul Green and Bill Green to Renounce Endorsements from the Austin Chronicle

    02/24/2004 10:05:39 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 22 replies · 182+ views
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES OF TEXAS ^ | February 23, 2004 | David Rushing
    YCT Challenges Paul Green and Bill Green to Renounce Endorsements from Texas' Most Left-Wing Publication That Endorsed Al Gore, Tony Sanchez, Lloyd Doggett & Green Party Candidates Endorsements Appeared in Same Issue as Prostitution Ads The state's most left-wing alternative weekly publication, The Austin Chronicle, which runs advertisements for prostitution services, has endorsed liberal to moderate Republican judicial candidates Paul Green and Bill Green, along with liberal Democrat Congressmen Lloyd Doggett and Ciro Rodriguez. Paul Green is challenging conservative Republican Texas Supreme Court Justice Steven Wayne Smith while Bill Green is running against conservative Republican Ernest Garcia for the Austin-based...
  • Texas A&M group fights race-based quotas via pen

    02/23/2004 9:52:54 PM PST · by kattracks · 87+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/24/04 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>A conservative group at Texas A&M University has established a $10,000 essay contest for students who disagree with affirmative action.</p> <p>The Young Conservatives of Texas are asking prospective writers to discuss "how you or a family member have overcome institutionalized discrimination and/or the stigma imposed by policies giving preference to particular racial and ethnic groups in college admissions, employment, and other competitive arenas."</p>
  • A&M group offers scholarships for `overcoming' affirmative action

    02/23/2004 9:06:09 AM PST · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 18 replies · 135+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 02/19/2004 | Ron Nissimov
    Parodying affirmative action policies, a conservative student group at Texas A&M University will offer scholarships next year to students who pen winning essays about "overcoming" affirmative action. The scholarships -- for $5,000, $3,500 and $1,500 -- will be awarded next year in the "Overcoming Affirmative Action Essay Contest," sponsored by the Young Conservatives at Texas A&M and the conservative Texas Review Society, a nonprofit organization that publishes the Austin Review, Texas Education Review, the Houston Review and the Examiner (at Texas A&M). Earlier this week, the College Republicans at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Conn., announced a $250 scholarship available...
  • YCT Releases More Endorsements in Texas Republican Primary and Special Run-off Elections

    02/14/2004 12:10:44 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 83+ views
    Young Conservatives of Texas ^ | February 14, 2004 | David Rushing, Mark McCaig
    YCT Releases State Legislative, SBOE and Courts of Appeals Endorsements in Republican Primary and Special Run-off Elections. Austin, TX - The Young Conservatives of Texas today announced its endorsements for the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and Texas courts of appeals in the March 9th Republican primary for which early voting begins February 23. YCT also announced its endorsements in the February 17 special run-off elections for State Senate Districts 1 and 31. A full list of all endorsements in these races is enclosed below. David Rushing, YCT State Chairman, stated, "We are pleased to endorse former Amarillo Mayor...
  • YCT Endorses Steven Wayne Smith, Victor Carrillo,(et al in Texas SW Races)

    02/12/2004 2:51:16 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 180+ views
    Young Conservatives of Texas ^ | February 11, 2004 | David Rushing, Mark McCaig
    Austin, TX- Today, the Young Conservatives of Texas announced its endorsements in the March 9th statewide primary races for which early voting begins on February 23. YCT State Chairman David Rushing stated, "For Texas Supreme Court, Place 5, YCT is proud to once again endorse Republican Justice Steven Wayne Smith. A proven and principled conservative, Justice Smith initiated and won the Hopwood lawsuit that ended unconstitutional racial quotas and preferences at the University of Texas. On the Texas Supreme Court, Justice Smith has distinguished himself as a fine jurist who refuses to legislate from the bench." Mark McCaig, YCT Communications...
  • YCT Announces Congressional Primary Endorsements (Texas)

    02/12/2004 10:44:29 AM PST · by anymouse · 32 replies · 188+ views
    Young Conservatives of Texas ^ | February 12, 2004 | David Rushing
    Austin, TX - The Young Conservatives of Texas today announced the following endorsements for the United States Congress in the March 9th Republican primary for which early voting begins February 23rd: District 1: Wayne Christian District 2: Clint Moore District 3: Sam Johnson District 4: Ralph Hall District 7: John Culberson District 9: No Endorsement District 10: Michael McCaul District 11: Bill Lester District 17: Arlene Wohlgemuth District 24: Kenny Marchant District 25: Rebecca Armendariz-Klein District 31: John Carter Mark McCaig, YCT Communications Director stated, "In Congressional District 1, we were faced with a very difficult decision between several capable...
  • College bake sales by conservatives who oppose affirmative-action spark conflict

    12/24/2003 6:46:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 355+ views
    College bake sales by conservatives who oppose affirmative-action spark conflict By MELANTHIA MITCHELL The Associated Press 12/24/2003, 7:13 a.m. ET SEATTLE (AP) — Campus bake sales by conservatives who oppose affirmative-action are cooking up discord — and complaints about restrictions on free speech. Organizers charge white students $1 for a cookie, while blacks and other minorities pay 25 to 95 cents. Doughnuts are available for 50 cents to everyone except Asian Americans and whites, who cannot purchase them. Unfair? So is affirmative action, organizers contend. "It's a good example of what affirmative action does, judging people based on race," said...
  • Campus Conservatives Demand Their Rights

    12/16/2003 1:41:36 AM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 184+ views
    An education watchdog group is charging several colleges around the country with silencing free speech after shutting down bake sales and is considering legal action. The "affirmative action bake sales," held by Republican and libertarian groups are modeled after "wage gap" bake sales held by student feminist groups, have sold cookies and brownies at different prices depending on student's race and sex to protest college policies that determine admissions based on such factors. The bake sales have been shut down on several college campuses in recent months. At one, two angry students at the University of Washington who were opposed...
  • Conservative Texas Student Group Holds 'Affirmative Action' Bake Sale

    11/19/2003 4:55:00 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 294+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 11/19/03 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - A conservative Texas student group is planning an "affirmative action" bake sale and pledge drive Wednesday to protest the creation of a new position addressing diversity at Texas A&M University. The group is opposed to the new vice president of institutional assessment and diversity position at the university. Dr. James A. Anderson will assume this post on Nov. 19. The Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) held a similar bake sale in September at Southern Methodist University, but university administrators shut it down. "We hope our affirmative action bake sale and pledge drive will show the students of...
  • YCT Protesting Ted Kennedy Friday(11/7) at Texas A&M

    11/06/2003 6:36:54 AM PST · by DrewsDad · 68 replies · 508+ views
    Texas A&M YCT ^ | 11/6/03 | Texas A&M YCT
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES OF TEXASTexas A&M Chapterhttp://yct.tamu.edu/ JOIN YCT IN PROTESTING TED KENNEDY'S RECEIPT OF BUSH AWARD FOR "EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE" FRIDAY AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY IN COLLEGE STATION CONTENTS1) News Advisory2) Itinerary for Protest3) Tips for Joining YCT at Protest ****************** 1) News AdvisoryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2003 CONTACTS: Matthew Maddox, YCT-A&M Chairman, (713) 256-7951 Sarah Davis, YCT-A&M Executive Director, (979) 324-5225 YCT TO PROTEST SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY FRIDAY NOV. 7TH AT TEXAS A&MKennedy to receive ?George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service? College Station, TX- The Young Conservatives of Texas A&M today officially announced plans to...
  • YCT Endorses Sanchez for Houston Mayor; Opposes Houston Light Rail Boondoggle

    10/29/2003 7:43:59 PM PST · by anymouse · 18 replies · 219+ views
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES OF TEXAS ^ | October 29, 2003 | David Rushing
    NEWS ADVISORY October 29, 2003 Contacts: David Rushing, Chairman, (713) 408-3606 Marc Levin, General Counsel, (713) 906-1833 YCT Endorses Sanchez for Houston Mayor; Opposes Houston Light Rail Boondoggle Houston, TX- Today, the Young Conservatives of Texas announced its endorsement of Orlando Sanchez for Mayor of Houston and its opposition to the $8 billion dollar ballot measure to allow Houston METRO to construct a massive light rail boondoggle. The Houston area municipal election is on Tuesday, November 4 and early voting is underway. YCT State Chairman David Rushing stated, "Although YCT does not generally endorse in local elections, we are united...
  • YCT 2003 Legislative Ratings Released, Now Available on YCT Website

    10/09/2003 9:41:18 AM PDT · by anymouse · 8 replies · 159+ views
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES OF TEXAS ^ | October 9, 2003 | David Rushing
    YOUNG CONSERVATIVES OF TEXAS WWW.YCT.ORG NEWS ADVISORY October 9, 2003 For Immediate Release Contact: David Rushing, YCT State Chairman, (713) 408-3606 Randy Samuelson, Vice Chairman of Legislative Affairs, (512) 663-3701 YCT 2003 Legislative Ratings Released, Now Available on YCT Website Respected Index Published Since 1975 Identifies Most Conservative and Most Liberal Legislators in 2003 Austin, TX - The Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) are pleased to announce the release of our 2003 Legislative Ratings, which reflect votes by the Texas House and Senate members on the 20 issues in each chamber that we believe best reflect the contrast between the...
  • RALLY FOR AMERICA, AUSTIN, TEXAS 3/30/03, 3:00 p.m.

    03/23/2003 8:33:33 PM PST · by bekka · 50 replies · 509+ views
    3/23/03 | becca
    RALLY FOR AMERICA, SUNDAY, March 30, at 3:00 p.m. on south side of the State Capitol grounds. Come show support for our soldiers, our nation and its leaders. The Young Conservatives of Texas--UT Austin will be joined by The Austin Review, The Center for American Freedom, Free Republic-Heart of Texas Chapter, The Flip Side Radio Show with Don Crawford, The Lynn Wooley Show on KTEM in Temple, the UT Chapter of Beta Theta Phi and numerous other patriotic organizations in sponsoring this support rally. The event will feature patriotic music, supportive signs, and many inspiring speakers. Anyone who supports the...
  • Conservative Students Learn Lesson in Media Bias

    03/14/2003 4:15:39 AM PST · by kattracks · 36 replies · 515+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/14/03 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - A Texas newspaper reporter who sent an insulting e-mail to a conservative student group - calling the students "heartless, greedy, anti-intellectual little fascists" - apparently has been fired from the newspaper. Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Steve McLinden sent a sneering response to the Young Conservative Texans (YCT) last month, after the YCT sent the newspaper a press release announcing plans to protest Bill Clinton's Feb. 12 appearance at the University of Texas. Annoyed by the press release, McLinden wrote to the conservative group, "Ah, the heartless, greedy, anti-intellectual little fascists are mobilizing again. (Let me guess. All...