Austrian Economics vs Keynesian: LIVE discussion in Colorado Springs!

Tune in to hear from Justin Longo of the Independence Institute, and Professor Paul Prentice as they discuss the differences between the Austrian and Keynesian schools of economics. Join in the chat to ask your questions or to share your thoughts!

Event will be streamed live on Tuesday, July 26 starting at 6:45 PM. It will also be recorded if you happen to miss the live stream!

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June 6th Meetup with CNN’s Jim Spellman

Up on the Roof with a “National” Perspective!

We hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity for an “off the record” Q&A with national, award-winning, CNN journalist, Jim Spellman!  He was originally scheduled for our May 16th meetup, but had to travel out of town to cover the devastation in the south and the Joplin tornado.  He is back in town, and we hope it will be a slow news period so that he isn’t called away again.

Over his decade of work at CNN, Mr. Spellman has covered homeland security, terrorism, and politics, and traveled extensively as a producer for Anderson Cooper 360. Since moving to Denver in 2008, he has reported extensively on the Tea Party movement, attending well over 50 tea party events across the country.

He won his first Peabody award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and has since received two additional Peabody awards. Recent top stories include covering the BP oil spill from the Gulf coast and the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.

I would be happy to hold a July 4th meetup if we have enough interest. Realizing this is a busy family and travel weekend, I will need your input before making a decision. Please email or send me a FB message immediately:

Would you be able to attend and if so, would the morning, afternoon, or evening work best. One thought that I had was to meet in the morning at a park in Golden, before most have family commitments, for a breakfast get together. Would anyone be interested in hosting a get together at their home? Let me know sacco@libertyontherocks.org

Jim Spellman Event Details
June 6, 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)

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).

The Constitution made Easy with a Glass of Wine…

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on May 24th, 6:00pm to 8pm at 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.

Please bring a snack to share that would go well with a glass of wine.

Our guest speaker will be Mike Holler, author of The Constitution Made Easy.

Mike is a regular guest on talk shows such as Richard Randall and Mike Rosen. Mike Rosen recently endorsed Holler’s book, saying, “Every American needs to read this book.” Mike teaches Constitution seminars around the country as well, and is respected by other writers and scholars for his contributions to the understanding of original intent.

Mike is not just a scholar; but an activist and a true freedom fighter. Mike will have books on hand and will stay around after he speaks to sign them. You won’t want to miss this one!

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.

Upcoming …LOTR Events:

**Sunday May 29th: Memorial Weekend Celebration of our Liberties. Be part of a documentary as an Amsterdam based award winning film crew will film LOTR celebrate liberty at the Dublin House. Prizes, Trivia and more….** 5:30pm – ?

June 14th: Flag Day…. Speaker to be annouced

LOTR  – Concealed weapons permit class will be held in  June.

Whistling Pines Gun Club / BBQ fundraiser later this summer.

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.

May 16th Meetup — “Off the Record” with CNN

Jim Spellman – Up On The Roof!

We hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity for an “off the record” Q&A with national, award-winning, CNN journalist, Jim Spellman!

Over his decade of work at CNN, Mr. Spellman has covered homeland security, terrorism and politics from Washington DC and traveled extensively as a producer for Anderson Cooper 360. Since moving to Denver in 2008 he has reported extensively on the Tea Party movement, attending well over 50 tea party events across the country.

He won his first Peabody award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and has since received two additional Peabody awards. Recent highlights include covering the BP oil spill from the Gulf coast and the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.

Jim Spellman Event Details

May 16, 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)

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Blog site: RedRocks.LibertyOnTheRocks.org

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

LOTR Happy Hour – A gathering for Liberty!

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on May 10th, 7pm to 9pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

Please note that we will start at 7pm, not our normal 5:30pm.

Come on out and enjoy some awesome happy hour deals until 9pm enjoying great conversations with fellow liberty lovers and get caught up on what’s happening in the political world of our city, state and the nation. Be prepared for some trivia and the infamous 30 second soapbox, 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 24th: Wine Tasting—D’Vine Wines in Manitou. 6pm -8pm
Mike Holler , author of, “The Constitution Made Easy” will be our guest speaker.

June 14th: Flag Day,  Empire or Republic? Are we really free?

LOTR  – Concealed weapons permit class will be held in  June.

Whistling Pines Gun Club / BBQ fundraiser later this summer.

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.

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)

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).

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.

April 18th — Education on Tap!

Education’s “Rocket Man” — Randy DeHoff – Up On The Roof!

April 18, 2011

Tax day cometh, and what better way to put it behind you than to meet with friends at the hottest “educational drink tank” in town! Education will be on tap, as our special guest will be Randy DeHoff (who really is a rocket scientist). We will discuss online learning, 21st century learning, the need (or not) for bricks and mortar, 24/7 education, and a non-traditional calendar to name just a few. Join us for what will surely be a lively discussion about the future of education!

Mr. DeHoff is currently the Director of Strategic Growth for GOAL (Guided Online Academic Learning) Academy, a Colorado public high school. He is also a former Colorado Department of Education board member, former Executive Director of the Charter School Institute, and a strong advocate of real paradigm changes in education.

One other Liberty note: if you don’t know Big Government Gary, check out some of his recent videos

Randy DeHoff Event Details

April 18, 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)

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).

LOTR – CS: Government Shutdown / Debt Reduction?

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on April 12th, 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 on: Government Shutdown / Debt Reduction?  Will a government shutdown hurt or does it really matter?  What is truly at stake in the federal budget battle?  Let’s bring out all points of view from “we the people” and see if we can help our lost elected representatives find the right path to fiscal responsibility.

Upcoming …LOTR Events:

April 26th: … Daniel Cole & Elliot Fladen will deliver to us an exciting an open discussion on today’s’ topics. Participation will be encouraged, as always.  @ The Dublin House 5:30pm

May 10th: TBD

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.

LOTR Meets Up in Tempe!

Liberty On The Rocks Greater Phoenix Area!

What: Happy Hour & Phenomenal Discussion Surrounding Liberty
Where: The Tavern on Mill | 404 S. Mill Avenue in Tempe AZ
When: Wednesday, March 30 from 6-11 PM
RSVP on Facebook!

A new venue for a new war, everyone! It’s time to celebrate! We’ll be discussing that matter, of course. Other possible topics for debate or discussion: what should the US and Japanese governments be doing (if anything) for the on-going tragedy and victims of the tsunami? How could individuals or libertarians support the Middle East revolutions without supporting war? Is it the end of nuclear power as we know it? And can I shed enough pounds from my beer belly to convince the Average American that I don’t drink “too much” (pfft!)?

We’ll be having another blow-out bang blash at Aaron’s for April. So don’t feel compelled to fall over drunk at this event. But please attend in any case! Of course, deviates, reprobates and econ junkies are welcome! Be there or be a tax-sucking puritan.