It is always good when senators from both parties recognize that looking to the government, and giving it more power over individuals, is not the answer.



Thank you. I encourage everyone to send an email to the seven senators that stood up for freedom. They are:




They are:




Linda Newell, Vice-Chair (D) linda.newell.senate@gmail.com

Kevin Lundberg (R) kevin@kevinlundberg.com



Shawn Mitchell (R)l shawnmitch@aol.com






Thanks to the state Senators that voted for freedom and against the police state yesterday.

Thank you to the seven state Senators on the Health and Human Services Committee that voted to protect individual freedom and against expanding the massively failed drug war yesterday.

On a 7-2 vote, the committee killed Senate Bill 196, which would have made it illegal to purchase Sudafed (and similar over the counter medicines) without a doctor’s prescription. Law enforcement was the driving force behind the bill, saying it was necessary to combat meth-amphetamine production.

Socially conservative Senator Lundberg, before voting against the bill, nailed it: “I am troubled by the testimony in favor of the bill that there is no acknowledgment of the liberties and freedoms of citizens compromised by this.” (See “Colorado Senate panel rejects more limits on meds used in meth.”)

It is always good when senators from both parties recognize that looking to the government, and giving it more power over individuals, is not the answer.

Thank you. I encourage everyone to send an email to the seven senators that stood up for freedom. They are:

They are:

Linda Newell, Vice-Chair (D) linda.newell.senate@gmail.com

Kevin Lundberg (R) kevin@kevinlundberg.com

Shawn Mitchell (R)l shawnmitch@aol.com

LOTR DC Happy Hour ft. Bartab TONIGHT!

Liberty on the Rocks DC: April Happy Hour ft. Bartab | April 27, 2011 @ 6:00PM

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Sign of the Whale

1825 M Street, NW

Washington, DC

RSVP Here > Liberty on the Rocks DC

Liberty on the Rocks has officially partnered up with Bartab! Join us at Sign of the Whale in the back bar to cap off the work day and grab some $1 drinks.**MENTION LIBERTY ON THE ROCKS AT THE DOOR FOR HALF-PRICED BEER, WINE, AND MIXED DRINKS FROM 6 – 8 PM.**It’s going to be a great night with giveaways, Liberty on the Rocks guest bartending, and the best part – Bartab is hooking you up with your first drink for just $1! Just follow the link below to get your drink – and redeem it at the bar for just $1 on your cell phone using Bartab: www.bartab.com/Liberty

To learn more about Liberty on the Rocks DC: www.dc.libertyontherocks.org

To learn more about Bartab: www.bartab.com

Sign of the Whale is easily accessible from the Farragut West, Farragut North, and Dupont Circle Metro stations: www.signofthewhaledc.com

See you there!

Gary Johnson Visits Liberty on the Rocks Charleston for Happy Hour!

He’s climbed Mount Everest, competed in the IronMan Triathalon, served two terms as Governor of New Mexico* (where he cut state payroll by 1,000 employees and vetoed more bills than all 49 other Governors combined).

And now he’s coming to Charleston for a Liberty on the Rocks cocktail hour.

Monday, April 25th at 5 pm at the Mills House Hotel on the patio.

*(Oh, and he’s running for President of the United States.)

Mount Diablo Liberty on the Rocks

We will begin having this meetup in Walnut Creek every first Wednesday of the month. Pyramid was very accommodating and I got comments on facebook from other people who saw us which was great! You don’t even have to come for the whole event. Come by late or leave early and participate in the socializing of East Bay Liberty Lovers.

When:  Wednesday May 4th 6:30 pm

Where: Pyramid Alehouse

1410 Locust Street

Walnut Creek   CA

This time, everyone try to bring at least 1 friend or family member. What would be awesome would be to bring someone who may not yet have an interest in politics or is scared away by activism but cares about these issues.

I am working on the logistics of speakers/30 second soap box with the restaurant so the larger  our group becomes, the better it will be for solidifying speakers/areas at these places.

See you at our next meetup!

May 2nd — “Meet Up” with Mitchell & Ramirez in Lakewood!

Senator Shawn Mitchell & Representative Robert Ramirez — Up On The Roof!

With special guest emcee Justin Everett, presenting:

“2011 Colorado Legislative Wrap-up”

Really? What a trifecta! Our dynamic, engaging, and talented emcee and a delegate to the 2004 national GOP convention. The always debonair Justin Everett has pulled together a special team (a seasoned vet from the Senate, along with a political “newbie” from the House) to bring you the highlights and low lights of another legislative session soon to come to a close.

Senator Mitchell is a Senior Fellow of the Independence Institute, president of the Colorado chapter of the Federalist Society, and a favorite of Liberty. This multi-talented senator is not only an intellectual and amazingly quick witted, but he is most certainly destined for higher office (Run Shawn Run!). Senator Mitchell has consistently fought for fiscal conservatism and smaller government on behalf of his Colorado constituents since being elected into the state house in 1999.

Representative Ramirez, a Jersey boy, Eagle Scout, and entrepreneur, served our country in the Navy and is currently a “shake ‘em up” freshman Colorado legislator. He sits on the House Transportation and Education committees. (Rep. Ramirez also generously contributed a way cool campaign jacket to our Liberty holiday fund raising event held this past December).

This should be another amazing Liberty meetup. Think sunshine and let’s hope for our first happy hour on the roof top patio this year!

Mitchell & Ramirez Event Details (special guest emcee Justin Everett)

May 2, 2011
Old Chicago’s rooftop
145 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, CO
Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m. (Speakers generally begin between 5:45 – 6:00)

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This presents an excellent opportunity for those that believe in the United States Constitution: a chance to actually enforce it.

The Federal regulation of a plant grown in this state, harvested in this state, sold in this state and consumed in the state is a farce. None of the enumerated powers of Article, Section 8 gives the feds the authority to regulate this activity. Using the interstate commerce clause as a justification is nonsense, yet we countenance it because the US Supreme Court said we should. What sheep we are. The feds can not make the moon the sun by declaring it so. It is time we assert our sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment and stop the fed's unconstitutional usurpation of state power.

How many "conservative" Republicans would be willing to enforce the Tenth Amendment when the issue is marijuana? On the other hand, how many "progressive' Democrats want the feds to butt out of this issue, but want them involved in health care?

It is hypocrisy to pick and choose when the Constitution should be applied on a case-by-case basis depending on the issue. The enumerated powers and the Tenth Amendment always apply, even when you don't want them to.

Medical Marijuana and the Tenth Amendment

The Colorado Independent has an article (that I found thanks to Complete Colorado) on Obama’s Department of Justice potentially cracking down on the medical marijuana industry in states that have legalized it. (See “DOJ smack down of medical continues, raising questions in Colorado.“)
This presents an excellent opportunity for those that believe in the United States Constitution: a chance to actually enforce it.
The Federal regulation of a plant grown in this state, harvested in this state, sold in this state and consumed in the state is a farce. None of the enumerated powers of Article, Section 8 gives the feds the authority to regulate this activity. Using the interstate commerce clause as a justification is nonsense, yet we countenance it because the US Supreme Court said we should. What sheep we are. The feds can not make the moon the sun by declaring it so. It is time we assert our sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment and stop the fed’s unconstitutional usurpation of state power.
How many “conservative” Republicans would be willing to enforce the Tenth Amendment when the issue is marijuana? On the other hand, how many “progressive’ Democrats want the feds to butt out of this issue, but want them involved in health care?
It is hypocrisy to pick and choose when the Constitution should be applied on a case-by-case basis depending on the issue. The enumerated powers and the Tenth Amendment always apply, even when you don’t want them to.

B.C. rights panel awards lesbian $22,000 over tirade by comic

Provincial Human Rights Commissions as well as the federal one in Canada hold no purpose. If you’re rights have truly been violated take it before the courts. If not leave it alone. A person should be able to tell whatever jokes they want.

Full Story

BC NDP breaking gender requirement since Dix election

The NDP will not return to absolute fairness until they eliminate the quotas for candidates during a provincial election as well.

Full Story

Gary Johnson at Charleston Liberty on the Rocks

He’s climbed Mount Everest, competed in the IronMan Triathalon, served two terms as Governor of New Mexico* (where he cut state payroll by 1,000 employees and vetoed more bills than all 49 other Governors combined).

And now he’s coming to Charleston for a Liberty on the Rocks cocktail hour.

Monday, April 25th at 5 pm at the Mills House Hotel on the patio.

*(Oh, and he’s running for President of the United States.)

Colorado Springs – LOTR: Blurred Vision

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on April 26th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and awesome happy hour deals, while warming us  up  to an open discussion/debate led by two brilliant young men, Daniel Cole and Elliot Fladen.  The topic: “Blurred Vision?  How far has our republic gone from our Founder’s vision?” This topic may not be Pandora’s Box, but it will bring out many issues  that will make this quite an engaging event.  So come on out and  join in the discussion . You won’t be disappointed .

Colorado Springs LOTR events / discussions can cover subjects on just about every liberty-oriented topic there is.  We encourage participation  and the sharing of ideas . So come on out to happy hour, enjoy a beer and join us. The purpose is to get us talking to each other about our viewpoints on different topics, so we may become better aware of what we believe and why, and what we have no opinion on (yet!). There is no doubt about it – this will be the most fun you’ve ever had while learning at the same time!

Liberty on the Rocks is THE place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles. It is also the happy hour for you if you’re interested in getting better informed or involved in the liberty movement.

Colorado Springs LOTR  is proud to promote free market and/or liberty-based institutions and groups, both local and across the country. When attending a Liberty on the Rocks happy hour, be sure to grab information near the door to learn about think tanks and groups in your area.

Upcoming …LOTR Events:

May 10th: Happy Hour—Dublin House

May 24th: Wine Tasting—D’Vine Wines in Manitou?

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.