My YAFers

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    Here is a picture of some of my YAF members from UC Davis at the Young America's Foundation Conservative Student Conference in San Diego, California.  I was the Founding Chairman of our YAF chapter.  I had an army of 45 hard core conservatives to help me fight the arrogant liberals on campus.  (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) Jeremy, Allan, Laura, Me, and Ivan.  Allan was my Executive Director, and he is one of my best friends.  Conservative leaders such as Dinesh D'Sousa, Ralph Reed, and Starr Parker were at this event.  These conferences helped train us to be more effective leaders, and they gave us the skills to fight the leftists on campus.

    I learned an important lesson at this conference from Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA 46).  Congressman Rohrabacher said that you must always stand up to "bullies" whether it be in politics, in the work place, in your school, or anywhere in life.  If you let someone push you around and always submit to it, you will always be pushed around.  However, if you are assertive and you stand up for your beliefs and rights at all times, people will (1) know they can not push you around and (2) they will respect you as a person.  They may not respect you at that moment or even  the next day, week, or month, but they will respect you for standing up for yourself.  I have used this lesson numerous times in my life to show people that I am ANIRBAN ROY, and I will not back down for what is right and for what I stand for.

Last Updated:  April 16, 2006 3:47 PM