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The Terms of Engagement: Radical Change?

By David L. Kelly

On 14 August 1765, a mob of nearly two thousand men, riled up and agitated by the Stamp Act, hung an effigy and destroyed the office of Andrew Oliver, Stamp Distributor of Massachusetts. This violent act against the British government was fueled by the printer, Benjamin Edes, whose Gazette articles had condemned the tax. Edes was a member of The Loyal Nine, which had recently begun calling themselves the Sons of Liberty. This was the first well known act of the Sons of Liberty and the genesis of organized opposition by the colonists towards England.

Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry

Several years later, after the English imposed the Tea Act, the Sons of Liberty, disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded three ships carrying tea from the East India Tea Company. They broke open the tea chests and dumped them into the harbor to protest the new tax. From this event one of today’s political grassroots organizations gained its name as the Tea Party movement, comparing their efforts to fighting our government’s usurpations to those of our founders’ fight against the tyranny of the English Crown.
Unlike our founders, who in many cases used violence to make their point, the grassroots groups have remained peaceful and respectful. These liberty-driven groups have influenced voters to support candidates who are supportive of their grassroots movement’s main core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.

Recent primary elections results have proven that the Tea Party has teeth and is biting at the established old guard of the Republican Party. The GOP establishment has not taken the Tea Party lightly and has rallied their troops, spending millions in fighting off the grassroots candidates in a desperate attempt to keep their political power. Regardless of the monies spent and the ugliness of the establishment’s fight to keep their hands on the prize, conservative groups such as the Tea Party have made a major impact and have prevailed in the spirit of their name. This freedom movement that was once called “the silent majority” is now yelling from the mountain top and making a difference by changing the course of our nation.

In comparison to our revolutionary founders, the Tea Party’s most active members may find themselves feeling like Sam Adams, but in reality risk very little. The majority of our founders and the members of the Sons of Liberty knew all too well that everything they had, all that they loved and cherished, including their lives, was at risk. Death by a hangman’s noose was a potential reality.

The one comparison equal to our founders is that today’s grassroots activists and liberty movement members share the desire to live free and to end the tyranny of a hubris-infected government. Our founders’ fight against the crown began years before the shot heard around the world on that bridge in Concord. The grassroots have just begun to fight and the establishment is not going to give in and step aside. It is going to be a long hard fought battle for power and control of our republic’s future political makeup. Like our founders in Boston in 1765, the conservative movement is a force to be reckoned with and will leave its mark. Like it or not.

If they fail, our grassroots compatriots can sleep well knowing that there will be another day and another election. Not that their efforts are any less than our founders; it is the simple fact that our government has yet to reach a level of tyranny to match that of the British Crown during the Revolution. Without the Tea Party and their active effort to make a difference in this year’s election, we could easily see tyranny from our government taking hold and the terms of engagement radically changing. If that ever happens, how many will stand tall like Sam Adams and Patrick Henry? How many will be willing to lose all that they have to preserve Liberty and Freedom for all? That would be a true comparison.

Liberty or Not? Election Night LOTR Gathering

Liberty or Not? Will this mid-term election make any difference in securing Liberty ? Let’s watch and talk about the incoming election results while we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on November 2nd, 6:00pm at the Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colo Spgs.).

Upcoming LOTR Events:

Nov. 9th: A Wake for Lady Liberty – a celebration of Lady Liberty as she is near dead. You don’t want to miss this one!… (@ Dublin House)

Nov. 23rd: This is Thanksgiving week … but we will still gather to celebrate Liberty and my wife’s birthday. ( @Dublin House)

Dec. 14th: Christmas Party @ D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs

 Feb. 22, 2011: Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday !

Liberty on the Rocks is today’s gathering place where you can become acquainted with others who believe in freedom and where we can share our thoughts and ideas on ways to restore liberty in America. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, social organization that seeks to unite individuals, regardless of political affiliation, who desire liberty. With the goal of facilitating networks, friendships and intelligent conversation.

Liberty on the Rocks seeks to initiate the energy and dialogue necessary to move America from the grassroots up, toward the constitutional principles of freedom used to found this nation.

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.

Trivia at Time Out

Join us on Wednesday night for free food, drinks, and trivia at Time Out! We won $30 in gift certificates last time we played here, so be sure to help us spend it — and win more. For liberty.

Location:

4140 Gravois Avenue
St. Louis, MO

Liberty On The Rocks – Politicians Prefer Zombies….

We’ll be discussing the fear factor of our up-coming elections, zombie voting methods and the blood-suckers for whom America typically votes. Be prepared to be scared! And to drink yourself silly!

Location:

SIDESHOW
1201 E. Broadway (Underneath Gumby’s Pizza)
Columbia, MO

Liberty Drinks Presents: Intro to the Free State Project – Wed Dec 8

Register for Liberty Drinks Presents: Intro to the Free State Project in Boston, MA  on Eventbrite

Join us Wednesday December 8 evening for a panel on the Free State Project. We will be joined by a few fellow “Free Staters” from NH to discuss life in the state and the Free State Project. After the presentation we will be socializing at a nearby watering hole.

What the Free State Project is… The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are looking for neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from all walks of life, of all ages, creeds, and colors who agree to the political philosophy expressed in our Statement of Intent, that government exists at most to protect people’s rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else.
http://freestateproject.org/

HOW TO GET THERE
map/directions: http://www.bu.edu/maps/?id=43

public transport:
Closest T Stop: Boston University East Station
Closest BU Shuttle Stop: C6 (outbound) M3 (inbound)

parking:
metered parking most available on nearby Bay State Road, meters go until 8pm. *Free lot, unattended after 5pm at the end of Bay State Road, use ‘226 Bay State Road’ in Boston to find via GPS. See:
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9531/buparking.jpg

ABOUT LIBERTY DRINKS BOSTON (Like us!!)
To gather liberty-loving individuals of all persuasions in the pubs, bars and restaurants of Boston and keep the conversation going.
http://www.facebook.com/liberty.drinks.boston

THE FREE STATE PROJECT ON FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-State-Project/147390698637518Details:

Wed Dec 8, 7p – 930p
Building: Stone Science Building (STO)
675 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA
Room 224
map/directions: http://www.bu.edu/maps/?id=43


Register for Liberty Drinks Presents: Intro to the Free State Project in Boston, MA  on Eventbrite

Election Eve (11/1) with Editor, Greg Moore!

“Election Eve Editorial”

Join Greg Moore, editor of The Denver Post for our special Election Eve meetup!  Maybe we can exchange editorial views with Mr. Moore and be the inspiration for a future editorial post? As if Colorado’s political slugfest isn’t enough entertainment for you, there’s Monday Night Football (Texans vs. Colts) and the World Series to enjoy after the event as well.

If you would like to learn more about our special guest, Greg Moore, here are a few links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_L._Moore
and, on the lighter side,
http://www.denverpost.com/lifestyles/ci_12614290

Upcoming Event Suggestions

Free Beer!!! Join Amanda and your friends of Liberty this upcoming Monday, October 25th.
Details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156739437699339&ref=mf

Greg Moore Event Details

Date:  November 1, 2010

Time: 5 – 7 p.m., happy hour specials (Speakers generally begin between 5:45 – 6:00)

Where:  Old Chicago’s rooftop (or upstairs bar)
145 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO
FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Are we there yet? LOTR Wine Tasting with Suthers & Tancredo

Join Liberty on the Rocks and proudly toast to your Freedom and Liberty this October 26th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm as we gather in the name of Liberty at the D’Vine Wines Winery (934 Manitou Ave., Suite 108, Manitou Springs, CO) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

Colorado Attorney General, John Suthers & CO gubernatorial candidate, Tom Tancredo will be our guest speakers.

This will be a great opportunity to have some fun tasting wines in the historic spa building in Manitou Springs, meet John Suthers, Tom Tancredo and network with fellow liberty lovers!

$10 per person includes tasting of 4 red and or white wines and a full glass of your choice.  Please bring some crackers, cheese or what ever you would like to share with us that goes well with vino.

Upcoming LOTR Events:

 

Nov 2nd: Election Night … watch the results with other liberty lovers and enjoy some candid conversations ( @ Dublin House)

Nov. 9th: A Wake for Lady Liberty – a celebration of Lady Liberty as she is near dead. You don’t want to miss this one! (@ Dublin House)

Nov. 23rd
: This is Thanksgiving week … but we will still gather to celebrate Liberty and my wife’s birthday. ( @Dublin House)

Dec. 14th: Christmas Party @ D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs

Feb. 22, 2011: Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday !

Liberty on the Rocks is today’s gathering place where you can become acquainted with others who believe in freedom and where we can share our thoughts and ideas on ways to restore liberty in America. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, social organization that seeks to unite individuals, regardless of political affiliation, who desire liberty. With the goal of facilitating networks, friendships and intelligent conversation.

Liberty on the Rocks seeks to initiate the energy and dialogue necessary to move America from the grassroots up, toward the constitutional principles of freedom used to found this nation.

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.