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Joe Walsh comes to speak at a Liberty event
Who: Joe Walsh, former Congressman of Illinois, host of the Joe Walsh Radio Talk Show
Where: Liberty University, Demoss Hall, room 4040
What: Joe Walsh comes to Liberty University speak at an event
By: Kylie Kehrman
Friday, April 29, three Liberty clubs joined forces to have a former congressman of Illinois and conservative talk show host to come and speak to the students of Liberty University.
Christians 4 Freedom, along with Students at Liberty for Gun Rights and Turning Point USA were proud to present Joe Walsh. The event was announced at convocation. Walsh made an appearance on stage to encourage students to come to the event.
“To save this country, it’s on you, it’s going to be on your generation,” Walsh said, “You’re going to have to do something about it. It’s up to you to save the America you are standing up for.”
The event took place in the Demoss room 4040 at 7:00 p.m. There were more than 80 people in attendance, including Walsh’s wife Helen.
Shannon Robinson, secretary of Christians 4 Freedom says that they had to change their room reservations three times prior to the event in order to accommodate.
“No matter your age, no matter your political persuasion, I appreciate anytime anybody takes five or ten minutes to think about this country,” Walsh said.
Walsh discussed the future of America, and the importance of being college students being involved in politics. He spoke for about 45 minutes then followed with a 15 minute long Q&A.
The event was initially set up by Christians 4 Freedom. Walsh said that he was invited and come to speak at Liberty by Nicholas Hamilton, the president and cofounder of Christians 4 Freedom. Hamilton heard Walsh speak at an event hosted by Turning Point USA.
Students at Liberty for Gun Rights and Turning Point USA Liberty Chapter helped in the coordination, advertisement and funding in the event.
This was Walsh’s first time visiting Liberty. He took the opportunity to come to speak on campus eagerly.
“I was excited to come to Liberty because I had never been before,” Walsh said.
The students in attendance were just as eager to hear what Walsh had to say. The crowd was engaged in what Walsh had to say. There were even a few students who had come to the event from North Carolina State.
Brittany Specht, the secretary of Students at Liberty for gun Rights and sophomore at Liberty says that both Jordan Stein, the president of Students at Liberty for Gun Rights, and Hamilton put months into planning the event.
“It was really well done. I know that Mr. Walsh was very appreciative how well it was organized. The president of my club, Students at Liberty, Jordan, he put a lot of effort into this, and Nick Hamilton too,” Said Specht, “Everything went very well. We had good time keeping. Mr. Walsh said he was very impressed by the time he left by how smooth things went.”
Christians 4 Freedom, Students at Liberty for Gun Rights and Turning Point USA Liberty Chapter are all student run clubs here at Liberty. While all three of these clubs have different focuses, they all stand for one thing: freedom.
All three clubs will continue to host events the following semester, and are open to anyone interesting in joining.
For even more freedom, tune into the Joe Walsh Show. A new episode is released each weekday at 5-7 P.M. Central time.
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College Students and Politics
Joe Walsh on why it is important that college students are engaged in Politics
By: Kylie Kehrman
Illinois’s former congressman and the host of the Joe Walsh radio talk show made an appearance at Liberty University, April 29, to talk about the future of America and what our generation has to do with it.
Liberty was honored to have Joe Walsh come and speak at both convocation and later at an event put on by Christians 4 Freedom, Students at Liberty for Gun Rights and Turning Point USA. Walsh came to discuss the importance of student involvement in the political system.
“It’s very important because it will impact their lives. Politics will dictate the kind of world you will grow up in. Politics dictate what you’ll be able to say, the money you’ll be able to keep, the freedom you have in life,” Said Walsh.
Walsh said that if you are not involved in the political system, then you will be forced depend on those who are.
“I believe it is important for America’s youth to be active in politics regardless of any college student degree and aspiration in life. I believe this because within just a few years we will be suffering the consequences of our silent voices. In just a few years, it will be on today’s millennials to turn this nation around and restore the moral and biblical values we once had,” Shannon Robinson, secretary of Christians 4 Freedom and Liberty University Freshman, said.
Unfortunately, college students tend to show little interest towards today’s politics. This can prove to be detrimental to America.
How will our involvement in politic impact America?
- We are the future of America. It is our generation that will be running the country in a few years.
- Our generation is the largest generation in America. Our decisions are going to determine the course of this country, and we need to be prepared.
- Our country is morally and financially bankrupt, and it is our generation and every generation after us that is going to suffer for it.
“We are the future of America,” Brittany Specht, the Secretary of Students at Liberty for Gun Rights, said, “If we are not involved then we have no idea what will come out of D.C. or leadership. You need to be involved in something that has such a large impact on you and your future family.”
You can watch Walsh’s speech on the Christian’s 4 Freedom YouTube channel.
You can also check out the Joe Walsh Show, which airs every weekday from 7-5 p.m. central time.
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AT CONVOCATION ON APRIL 29/ JOE WALSH/ THE FORMER CONGRESSMAN OF ILLINOIS AND HOST OF THE JOE WALSH SHOW/ WAS ANNOUCED THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE SPEAKING AT A EVENT HOSTED BY CHRISTIANS FOR FREEDOM AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY///
WALSH MADE AN APPERANCE ON STAGE TO ANNOUCE THAT HE WOULD BE SPEAKING AT DEMOSS AT SEVEN O’CLOCK THAT EVENING// THE EVENT WAS TO BE HELD ON THE FORTH FLOOR IN ROOM 4040///
WHILE ON STAGE/ WALSH STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT INVOLVMENT IN POLITICS/ HE STATED THAT IT IS UP TO OUR GENERATION TO SAVE AMERICA///
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