Inside the Mind of a C4L Intern
It is truly something special to be a part of the difference makers in the liberty movement. If you had asked me six months ago if I ever thought that I would be able to intern for Campaign for Liberty – I would have laughed. I never would have thought I would be able to intern for a political organization founded by Congressman Ron Paul that “promotes and defends the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of education, issue advocacy, and grassroots mobilization.” But I did, and my experience as an intern was beyond what I could ever imagine.
C4L isn’t like most of the libertarian leaning [or liberty-related] non-profits in the DC area. First off, C4L is a 501(c)(4); although C4L does not endorse or oppose candidates for public office like a PAC (Political Action Committee), and unlike 501(c)(3)s which are strictly educational, C4L lobbies for or against legislation. Using that power to lobby for pro-liberty legislation and denounce any legislation that harms the American people is genuinely the most patriotic thing I have done as an American citizen.
After all the hard work of sorting hundreds of thousands of petitions, faxing certain congressmen, and answering emails and phone calls from concerned Americans, it was such a great relief to have the Audit the Fed bill pass through the House last Wednesday.
One of my favorite parts of the internship is to answer phone calls or thank our donors. Our members really have made a huge impact on preserving the American founding principles today, and I love hearing what our members have to say via phone calls or emails. It’s great to see so many Americans take action to restore this country for my generation and the generation to come. There are not enough words to express my emotions for my gratitude.
Another great part of his internship is that we are each assigned a book reading from a variety of profound political and theoretical literature that has inspired many of our great liberty leaders today. This summer, having read The Law by Fr