A Return to Values — A Good Read Irrespective of Your “Brand”

There are frequent discussions these days about political labels.  There is also value in putting the “brand” aside, and considering “generically” the issues of limited government, free markets and individual rights.

Our recent guest speaker, former Congressman Bob Beauprez, unabashedly carries the Republican banner, but it certainly doesn’t diminish his experience, views and perspective on those principles of individual liberty and adherence to the Constitution, we, as a group, proclaim.

In his recent book, A Return to Values, Beauprez, does what he does best – he calls it as he sees it.  He was there, part of the “do-nothing Congress” that is seen as having frittered away the opportunity to turn the ship around and head government back to the Founding Fathers’ brilliant vision.  There is always high value in learning the game from those who have played, and that insight on issues and politics makes the book a worthwhile read.

The first part is a short and touching autobiography, including war stories from the trials, tribulations and triumphs of being a freshman in Congress and a novice politician during “interesting times,” (Congressman Beauprez served as representative from Colorado’s then newly- formed 7th district from 2002-2006, and lost to Governor Bill Ritter in the 2006 Colorado gubernatorial election).  The second part is a well-researched, facts-driven overview of many of the challenges facing Colorado and our country, structured as a challenge to his party’s leadership to champion fiscal conservatism, the Constitution, and American traditions.

Throughout, you’ll find Beauprez writes as he speaks, from his heart, with honesty and clarity.  He names names, and freely takes and spreads criticism where he believes it’s due.

What comes through most though, in retrospect, is that politics was never supposed to be one’s business, it was supposed to be citizen service; a return to that value, politics serving its citizens, should be a commonality across all brands of politicians.

Bob Beauprez continues to write about policy issues in his blog, A Line of Sight.   His book, A Return to Values, is available through the link, at Amazon.com.

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Chicago Liberty on the Rocks with the Motorhome Diaries!

Join fellow liberty lovers and meet Jason Talley and Pete Eyre of the Motorhome Diaries on August 14th! Learn about their recent adventures as they travel the country in search of freedom.

The Motorhome Diaries is the story of two friends who took to the road in April 2009 to search for freedom in America. Along the way, MARV (the Mobile Authority Resistance Vehicle), Jason and Pete meet individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints at college campuses, homes, businesses and organizations that are united by one thing: increasing individual freedom and responsibility and decreasing the scope of government.

Learn more at: http://www.motorhomediaries.com

*The Tin Lizzie is offering friends of liberty an open bar for this event. The cost is $20 for bottles of Coors Light, call drinks and house wine for the three hour duration of the party. We even have our own section marked off, but you have to buy a ticket to get in.*

This event is co-sponsored with the Chicago chapter of Liberty on the Rocks. Help us to become the no. 1 chapter in the country by attending and bringing friends!


Tin Lizzie
2483 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-2706

Twin Cities Liberty on the Rocks

Come drink and chat with your fellow liberty lovers in the Twin Cities!


Club Jager
923 Washington Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN

BBQ Celebration of Life and Liberty!

It’s summer and time for a barbeque! Boulder Liberty on the Rocks, Campaign for Liberty and Young American’s for Liberty will join forces for a joyful BBQ celebration of life and liberty (that’s a lot of liberty)!

Bring your own drink (booze allowed) and a couple of bucks for hotdogs/hamburgers. Bring a side if you can.
We will be holding this BBQ at Martin Park in Boulder. Map here: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=martin+park+boulder+co&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.29802,62.929687&ie=UTF8&t=h&cid=12158324820912439689&ll=40.002832,-105.246792&spn=0.031427,0.061455&z=14&iwloc=A&iwd=1

Bring your friends!

Check out the faceook page for more information.

Dallas Liberty on the Rocks Kick’s Off @ Adair’s Saloon

Come on out to Adair’s for a night of Liberty-talk and recruiting! Let’s show everyone just how cool liberty can be!


Adair’s Saloon
2624 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX

Nashville Liberty on the Rocks with AFF and CFL

Liberty on the Rocks, in conjunction with America’s Future Foundation, and the Campaign for Liberty, will be hosting a social night at local libertarian Brett Corrieri’s Mafiaozas Pizzeria. Come by, chat, hang out, talk politics, meet others, learn something new about liberty, network, and have a good time. It’s come-and-go as you please and as always there is no cover charge!



Mafiaoza’s Pizzeria

2400 12th Avenue South

Nashville, TN

Colorado Springs Liberty on the Rocks Thursday, July 23rd!

A Freethinking Alternative to Democrat “Drinking Liberally” meet-ups!

Unless the weather turns better than predicted, ask the hostess to direct you to our tables inside.

Half price select appetizers & martinis. $3 house wines, wells and drafts.

RSVP or not, we hope to see you and/or any friends you invite!


McKenzie’s Chop House

128 S. Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO

Liberty on the Rocks South Metro Denver

Please come join your free market friends as we toast liberty at Darcy’s Wednesday July 22nd. As our guest, we will have Ronald Lewis in the house, who is the author of Stick It to the Man.


Darcy’s Pub & Irish Bistro

4955 S. Ulster Street

Denver, CO

South Bay Liberty on the Rocks – Friday, July 24 in Sunnyvale

Bay Area Liberty on the Rocks Group

Bay Area Liberty on the Rocks is an informal social group whose purpose is to work to educate and connect all liberty-lovers in the nine county Bay Area through social activities such as drinking at bars/other fine establishments.

We are open to liberty-lovers of all stripes. It doesn’t matter what political party you registered or didn’t register under, if you voted or didn’t. You can be an anarcho-capitalist, a communitarian-libertarian, a Chicago-schoolite…

Group Photo South Bay Liberty on the Rocks
Friday, July 24, 2009 at 7:00PMCome join other Bay area Liberty lovers for drinks and conversation!

This month’s event will be held at Fibbar MaGee’s Irish Pub in Sunnyvale, the same place we had our January 23 event, for those of you who were there. It’s very close to Caltrain, and there is plenty of parking nearby for those who choose to drive.

Walking directions to 156 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 from Sunnyvale Caltrain Station
410 ft – about 1 min

Sunnyvale Caltrain station

1. Head southeast on W Evelyn Ave toward S Murphy Ave 66 ft
2. Turn right at S Murphy Ave 344 ft

156 S Murphy Ave

See the full event details, including location, at http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Liberty-on-the-Rocks-Group/calendar/10897722/.

Northwest Indiana Liberty on the Rocks kick off!

It is not often enough that we find many like-minded
individuals in one place.  The Northwest Indiana Chapter of
Liberty On The Rocks was formed to create just such activity
and conversation.  I extend to each of you my personal
invitation to attend the first Liberty On The Rocks Happy Hour.

Liberty on the Rocks Northwest Indiana Chapter Announces first
Happy Hour Event!
Uno Chicago Grill
2385 Southlake Mall Drive

(East of I 65 on South Side of Rte 30)
Merrillville, IN 46410

Friday, July 24th
5:00 Pm to 8:00 Pm
$1.99 – $2.99 Snack Hour appetizer specials

Please accept my invitation to join us for a meeting of the
minds to discuss ways we can further our cause of liberty.
This is a not-to-be-missed social event where you will be
surrounded by like-minded individuals and quickly learn that
there are many more of us than the news media would lead you to

At this, our first gathering we will be holding a drawing.
Mention this ad for a FREE ENTRY to win your first course at
Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. Bring a friend for a
SECOND FREE entry. The drawing will take place at 7:00 pm – you
do not need to be present to win!

E-mail Ray Duensing at: Ray@weknowthetruth.net

Join our face book group for more information and to RSVP.


Response has been tremendously positive.  A large enthusiastic
crowd will be in attendance.  Confirmation to attend from more
than 10 liberty minded group leaders has already been
received.  You are sure to find news of many local activities
that may be of interest to you.

Note:  If you are a Liberty minded, freedom loving group leader
(or know one) that I have not yet contacted – please contact
me.  E-mail me to arrange for space on our Freedom information
table and time to briefly describe your group.

Please forward this to anyone you feel may be interested in
attending all are welcome.