POSTED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 4:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Louisiana State University will be hosting a Graveyard of Civil Liberties at the LSU Parade Grounds today from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The aim of the event is to inform the general public of alleged infringement upon their constitutional rights.
The Graveyard of Civil Liberties is organized by student activists from the campus, who will be posing as the Grim Reaper and varying prominent political figures during the event. During that time, organization members will hand out candy and pocket constitutions as well as answer questions pertaining to current laws and regulations. The graveyard will include a traditional New Orleans Jazz funeral procession in which the U.S. Constitution will be laid to rest in the Graveyard of Civil Liberties. Liberties buried in the graveyard include, but are not limited to: Freedom of the Press, Right to Bear Arms, Freedom of Speech, and Right to Privacy. LSU Young Americans for Liberty Vice-President Isaiah Cohen stated that “the assault on our liberties over time has been disastrous and it is our responsibility, as collegiate activists, to make our voices heard on this issue.”
The mission of Young Americans for Liberty at LSU is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle" based on the ideals of liberty and the constitution. Young Americans for liberty is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization.