On the Tenth Day Before Christmas…
By: Barry Belmont

…ten brosefs chest bumped me…

You know you’re doing something right when the VisLupiKids and the CoffinAndKeyR-Tards are saying you’re doing something wrong.

Recently, both groups highlighted the fact that funding from the ASUN is ridiculous.The CaKDudes agreed with Patrick Delaplain, Director of Clubs Stuff,when he referred to “our current club funding policies a ‘club un-support’ system,” then went on to show that particular groups got particularly dumb funding and that this should be stopped. Among the most notable mentions was our club:

UNR Students for Liberty – $5,516 across a variety of
tiers for catering, plane tickets, a speaker etc. It doesn’t
seem like UNR Students for Liberty practice the ‘sound
money’ that they preach.”

The VisLupiKids, never far behind, jumped on board and said Yeah! You go CaKBros! You get those UNR Students for Liberty! They even went so far as to jab right at us, “you can’t assert you do not acknowledge the legitimacy of government while at the same time suckling from the government’s tit.”

Not only can we do that, but we needed to do that. We needed to do it to get people like you and the CaKBrosefs to even notice that the funding policies have been flawed for years. We needed to do it to get people like the director of Clubs’n'Such, the senate, the commissioners, the ASUN to recognize the inherent inadequacies of their policies. We’ve tried the diplomatic, “legitimate” approach. It didn’t work. We even tried talking to our senators:

There’s no point. We’ve tried, God knows we’ve tried to reform the student government. But there’s no point. It’s a flawed system, in and of itself. The policies, the positions, the participants: broken and unfixable, all of it.

So what have we done this time? We’ve said outright that we are exploiting ASUN. We are biting the hand that feeds us so that hopefully that hand’s owner will know better than to feed all the things that come up to it. We’re the monsters your system has created: a club that relies solely on the ASUN for funding, with no intentions of stopping, and no intentions of seeking outside funding. We aren’t hiding behind the ploy of “bettering the campus.” We’re not even trying to better ourselves.

We’re just a $5,000+ mirror for an unworkable system.

But…but we have a heart over here at the Students for Liberty. And in the spirit of the season, we’ll be giving back. We’re not so selfish. It’s not always about us. That’s why we’ll be posting 10 gifts from here until Christmas. Please do enjoy.

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5 Comments Posted in Absurd, Christmas, Stupid Government, Videos
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  • Name

    Here's an idea, why not draft a bill and have some senators sponsor it. Clearly you guys have ideas about how to reform the system. So put it on paper.

  • http://unrforliberty.com/ Barry Belmont

    That always seems to be the stock response to our fairly legitimate concerns. Let's just you and I go over the fallacies involved.

    1. It ain't our job to draft legislation. That's why we have senators right? That's what they get *paid* to do.

    2. It'd merely be tire polish on a totaled car. Sure, the wheels would look great, but if the whole thing doesn't work to get those wheels spinning, there's no point.

    3. For what we'd want to to, it'd probably be a bandaid for an amputation. We want big, gigantic change. No single bill can do this.

    4. I don't want there to be “senators” why should I want there to be senators to sponsor it?

    5. We want radical change. Let's say the ASUN magically changes its fees from $75 to $45. I'd love it. It'd be a vast improvement. But I want more. A pathetic bill will not do that.

    6. No effective system can be based on the pedantic notion of write-a-bill-to-fix-the-problem. Your very suggestion assumes the exact opposite assertion as our conclusion.

    Does that help with our position on bills?

  • Name

    And this is why you are destined to failure. Sweeping change is tough to come by. Marginal change is much easier. As far as drafting your own bill, the senators don't really know how to draft legislation, and most of them are too lazy to draft stuff anyway. Coming to them with something saves them a lot of work, and they'll be much more likely to consider it.

    You're right, no single bill can solve all the problems. So write several. ;-)

  • http://unrforliberty.com/ Barry Belmont

    That always seems to be the stock response to our fairly legitimate concerns. Let's just you and I go over the fallacies involved.

    1. It ain't our job to draft legislation. That's why we have senators right? That's what they get *paid* to do.

    2. It'd merely be tire polish on a totaled car. Sure, the wheels would look great, but if the whole thing doesn't work to get those wheels spinning, there's no point.

    3. For what we'd want to to, it'd probably be a bandaid for an amputation. We want big, gigantic change. No single bill can do this.

    4. I don't want there to be “senators” why should I want there to be senators to sponsor it?

    5. We want radical change. Let's say the ASUN magically changes its fees from $75 to $45. I'd love it. It'd be a vast improvement. But I want more. A pathetic bill will not do that.

    6. No effective system can be based on the pedantic notion of write-a-bill-to-fix-the-problem. Your very suggestion assumes the exact opposite assertion as our conclusion.

    Does that help with our position on bills?

  • Name

    And this is why you are destined to failure. Sweeping change is tough to come by. Marginal change is much easier. As far as drafting your own bill, the senators don't really know how to draft legislation, and most of them are too lazy to draft stuff anyway. Coming to them with something saves them a lot of work, and they'll be much more likely to consider it.

    You're right, no single bill can solve all the problems. So write several. ;-)