Join Liberty on the Rocks Milwaukee for their one year anniversary!

TAVERN POLITICS ROCK! Come and CELEBRATE Liberty on the Rocks Milwaukee WE JUST TURNED ONE!!!

Dave Westlake (candidate for US Senate) will be speaking briefly about issues effecting our liberty and will also answer questions. There may be a few other candidates showing up as well. Join us with questions and bring a friend!

Since this is a special night I will be bringing a homemade treat or two. Feel free to bring food if you’d like.

PLUS we now have some great educational materials for purchase from Stacy Kaat*!

*all proceeds will go to Stacy Kaat, who purchased the educational materials, not to Liberty on the Rocks

Disclaimer: Liberty  on the Rocks does not endorse or oppose any candidates for office. We encourage individuals to get to know their elected officials and potential elected officials in order to stay informed, active and up-to-date on issues relating to liberty.


Frank’s Power Plant
2800 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

Liberty on Film Presents: The Cartel

The Independence Institute and Liberty on the Rocks invite you to join us for an unforgettable movie event featuring The Cartel on Tuesday, May 4, at 7 PM, at Denver’s Chez Artiste Theatre.

Watch the trailer here:

A new, award-winning documentary, The Cartel focuses on New Jersey to offer a fresh inside look at the K-12 public school system. The movie opens viewers’ eyes to the need for significant reform.

Following the May 4 special screening, the Independence Institute’s education tag team of Pam Benigno and Ben DeGrow will host a Q&A to bring the movie’s issues home to Colorado.

Tickets are available from the theater either online or at the box office. The Cartel will be showing several times daily at Chez Artiste Theatre from April 30 to May 6 –


Chez Artiste Theatre
2800 S. Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO

Columbia’s Weekly Gathering for Liberty

Fed up with the Nanny State yet?

Come congregate with others of like-mind in the Columbia area! We meet every Thursday at the Heidelberg during Happy Hour. Just ask the hostess for “Liberty on the Rocks”.

When you get to the Heidelberg, enter @ the room to the right of the entrance. Weather/crowds permitting, rooftop patio will occasionally be used during spring/summer months.


The Heidelberg
410 S. 9th Street
Columbia, MO

Liberty lost? Respect, never trust…

On March 23, 1775, exactly 235 years to the day before the Health Care Reform bill was signed into law, one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolution, Patrick Henry closed his speech  on that day with these words:   Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God!  I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Liberty … Have you lost your Liberty?  Regardless of what you may think or feel, recent unconstitutional legislation, passed and signed into law, can give you no other answer to the question, have you lost your Liberty ?  Yes, yes you have lost a major part of your personal liberties and freedom guaranteed to you by the Constitution and by our Creator granted to us at birth.

Our current Congress and Administration are doing all they can to “Force” their agenda and ill will upon us all.

So what are we to do about this?    I ask you, what are you going to do to help save our Republic, of the people, by the people?  What are you willing to sacrifice to regain your lost freedom and liberties?

Are you going to live your life, day to day, business as usual?  Or are you going to make a stand , as I am and tell your government… Enough,  No more.

I ask everyone who wants to live in a Free Republic to seriously think about our nation and what bleak future awaits us if we don’t make a major change and elect candidates who support Freedom, Liberty, Free Markets and Limited Government.

I was brought up to respect authority, but to always question authority and to never trust the government.  Today, with our current situation, I have trouble even trying to respect our hubris infected government.   Honesty and Integrity are the cornerstones that respect is built upon.  I feel that our elected representatives must possess these characteristics to be fit to hold office.   Sadly, there is no more than a handful in our government that  would even come close.  We must remedy this and elect people who will listen to their constituents and respond through actively supporting and defending our Constitution and our unalienable rights to Freedom and Liberty.

In closing, Please become active in the election process. Vote in those who best represent you and let them know that you will hold them accountable.  We the people are wide awake now, with our eyes wide open.

For Liberty!

David Kelly

What Are the Tea Parties All About?

Amanda Teresi, President of Liberty on the Rocks, was recently on a local PBS show Studio 12 to discuss the Tea Party Movement with other activists in the liberty movement.

Watch the episode here:

Loveland Meets @ McGraff’s for Liberty!

Northern Colorado saw it’s first Liberty on the Rocks in Fort Collins. It has now spread south to Loveland!

Join your fellow freedom lovers for the kick off event of Liberty on the Rocks Loveland. This is THE place to network, share ideas, make new friends, enjoy great conversation and learn about how you can get involved in the fight for liberty in your local community.

Liberty on the Rocks is a social environment, aimed at connecting lovers of liberty of all political parties, so they may discuss ways to further freedom in America and gain strength through numbers.


McGraff’s American Grill
1602 East Eisenhower Boulevard
Loveland, CO

St. Louis Hosts Dave Roland of the Show-Me Institute!

Join us for our eighth gathering of Liberty on the Rocks St. Louis!

We are pleased to host special guest Dave Roland, policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute, who has agreed to speak about liberty to the group before we head out for drinks. You won’t want to miss out on the most fun and informative happy hour you’ll attend all month!

Come to  at 5:30 p.m. to hear Dave speak, and we’ll then walk over to Dressel’s, a pub with great beer, appetizers, and vegetarian-friendly fare.


The Show-Me Institute
4512 W. Pine (in the Central West End)
St. Louis, MO

Asheville North Carolina Meets @ El Chapala!

Join your fellow freedom lovers for a fun and informative evening at Liberty on the Rocks Asheville. Engage in conversations with all kinds of liberty lovers – share what you know, and learn something new! Overall, forge some new alliances and get pumped to fight for liberty. It’s a battle of ideas that we can win!


El Chapala
868 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC

Kansas City Gathers @ Barley’s Brewhaus

Come join us for our April meeting!

Liberty on the Rocks Kansas City is an informal social group whose purpose is to connect all liberty-lovers in the greater Kansas City area through social activities such as drinking at bars/other fine establishments.


Barley’s Brewhaus
11924 W. 119th Street
Kansas City, MO

Liberty on the Rocks in the Boulder Examiner!

Last week Ryan Gaunt from the Boulder Examiner sat down with me to discuss Liberty on the Rocks:

Do you find yourself thinking what is going on with the free world? Do you ever wonder what happened to the American principles of limited government, individual liberty and free markets? Do you ever wonder where are all the people that still believe in Freedom and why no one in the main stream media, except John Stossel, is talking about freedom? Well Colorado’s own Amanda Teresi did when she co-founded Liberty on the Rocks, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the principles of Freedom that once made America the bastion of a free society.

Liberty on the Rocks is based on the idea of tavern style politics in the tradition of the Founding Fathers. It is a place where people can come together to discuss current political issues and debate the philosophies of old with a uniting theme of Liberty. With the government taking more control of the economy and eroding the protections of the constitution, Liberty on the Rocks is the grassroots movement that is encouraging folks to become active and informed on issues related to Liberty, in a comfortable and relaxed setting. The meetings are informal without set agendas where people can mingle and network or get up in front of the crowd to give a quick speech if they have important information to share.

Liberty on the Rocks doesn’t support or oppose any candidates or parties, it is simply a group working towards spreading the message of Freedom to folks across the country, and it’s going Nationwide. Chapters have started up in eleven states and even one in Vancouver, Canada. “Free Market think tanks should be considered cool”, Amanda Teresi said over a cup coffee. Amanda, who is the current president of Liberty on the Rocks, established this organization to encourage people to learn the principles of liberty in a way that is more in depth than watching the news. The Liberty on the Rocks social networks encourage liberty-lovers from all political backgrounds to share ideas on liberty and discuss the ways it can be maintained in America. They also point guests towards local and national organizations that have completed research on these issues, so they have opportunities to better educate themselves as well.

“The people are the defenders of the constitution, not the government”, said Amanda Teresi, “Someone is always going to try to grab as much power as they can and it is up to an educated and informed public to keep that power in check”. Amanda is an informed and active citizen who wants people to know of the best places to look for information on current issues, such as from organizations like the CATO institute, Reason, the Mises institute, the Independence Institute and Lew

Because of the activism of Liberty minded people, the idea of a Free nation is still alive and well as represented by Liberty on the Rocks. As Amanda touted ,”If a nation expects to be ignorant and free…it expects what never was and never will be.” If you are looking for a fun place to grab a drink and have some enlightening discussions while learning how to get more involved in the liberty movement, than Liberty on the Rocks would Love to see you at one of their next meetings. To find a chapter near you, visit, or email Amanda directly at