Glenwood Springs Discusses Medical Marijuana

Join us!


Riviera Restaurant Bar
702 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO

Happy hour deals will be extended to 8:30 for us as well as 10% off entrees.

Liberty on the Rocks encourages open political discussion beyond partisan platform.

You don’t have to be a political crack hound to join us at Liberty on the Rocks. I know the majority of people are mostly informed on matters that they see effect them directly, so bring you, your perspective, your info on a subject and share it. You do not have to be a political know it all, a book of facts & stats, or a die hard of any sort to join us at Liberty on the Rocks.

See you there.

Possible subject… Medical marijuana in Colorado is free market capitalism at work. Yes? No? Personal Greed or Service to the Community? Discuss.

All my best,

Show-Me Institute Discusses Red Light Cameras

The Show-Me Institute and Liberty on the Rocks St. Louis will be co-hosting a discussion of the use of cameras in public places as a law enforcement tool. During the past few months, red light cameras and surveillance cameras have been in the news, and we’re excited to have Sen. Jim Lembke and Alderman Antonio French, both of who have taken strong stances on these issues, speak at this event!

There will be snacks, and the discussion of the constitutional and privacy issues at stake is sure to be fascinating.

RSVP here:


Show-Me Institute office
4512 W. Pine
St. Louis, MO

Liberty on the Rocks Fort Collins


Join us for a casual evening of libations and witty political discourse!

Are you looking to find ways to promote liberty in your community? Supporting a free market organization or cause? Open announcements start at 8!

So bring your family and friends for another great night of Liberty on the Rocks!

Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 9th
Meeting Time: 7 PM- 9PM; Open announcements 8PM- 8:30PM
Meeting Location: Mulligan’s Pub, 2439 South College Ave Fort Collins, CO

Does Antitrust Protect Consumers or Harm Individuals?

Most people react to the term “antitrust” with favor, and support the antitrust efforts of our government.  But is it possible that instead of protecting consumers, the government is actually hurting individuals with their antitrust cases? Considering the government’s track record, I think it’s fair to say that it’s at least worth looking into.

I recently read a book by Dominick T. Armentano that completely challenged my thinking on antitrust. Whereas I was always taught that the government should protect consumers from companies that became “too big”, I found that they were actually stifling individual rights, hampering industrialists and entrepreneurs and doing no good for consumers. You can read Antitrust: The Case for Repeal online in its entirety thanks to the Mises Institute, and I highly recommend that you do.

A recent story in Idaho makes an excellent case for why we should not support the government in its antitrust actions.

The US Department of Justice recently settled a case against doctors in Idaho for conspiring to “…boycott treatment of injured workers…”.  Sounds like a bunch of meanies doesn’t it?  However, if you are like me and are suspicious of most government efforts, this should sound like a bunch of baloney and prompt further investigation of the matter.

great article posted in the Christian Science Monitor makes the case that the government is essentially trying to tell these doctors how much they should charge for their services – and they are succeeding.  While the government makes the claim that these doctors are “price fixing”, what is clear is that it is the government who is setting prices and forcing physicians to go along with the prices they determine, even if it is a detriment to doctors themselves.

While many individuals believe that people have a “right” to be treated by a doctor, they often forget the right of a doctor (or any service provider) to charge what they see fit for their services, and to deny treatment if they feel they are are being forced to make a deal that will leave them worse off than they were before.  We cannot forget that the reason people trade (i.e. offer services for payment or payment for services) is because they benefit from the transaction. Who wants to work hard only to lose money? Is that why people open businesses? Or go to medical school?

If we want to continue to see aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators as well as hard working members of society, we must allow them to decide their own fee schedules in a free market environment. And if you argue that doctors have a “duty” to care for the sick, don’t forget to consider the very real possibility that we will lack many great doctors when we completely restrict their freedom and ability to operate in their best interest. In this situation, everyone loses.

Let Freedom Ring! on June 9th

Let Freedom Ring Wine Reception and Talk

Wednesday, June 9th 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
The Infinity: Club Lounge
333 Main Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Cost $25. Tickets Sold at Brown Paper Tickets.


Larry Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education

Sally C. Pipes, President of the Pacific Research Institute

Patri Friedman, Executive Director & Founder of the Seasteading Institute

and John Chisholm, software entrepreneur.

Inspire and be inspired intellectually, socially & politically in the fight for freedom.

Mingle with like-minded lovers of freedom and thought leaders while enjoying fine wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Gain new perspectives while sharing your thoughts and suggestions; become part of intellectually stimulating and enlivening discussions leading to solutions and action. Hear from Larry, Sally and Patri how their organizations are leading the fight for freedom.

In her remarks, Sally Pipes will touch on health care: challenges, myths, and solutions. Patri Friedman will explain how seasteading improves governments through the power of competition. Larry Reed will inspire us to rise to the challenges and take principle-based action.

About the organizations: The Foundation for Economic Education (Irvington-on-Hudson, NY; founded 1946) is one of the oldest free-market organizations in the US. Through education and outreach, FEE advocates for first principles of freedom: private property, individual liberty, rule of law, and the free market. Learn more at

The Pacific Research Institute (San Francisco; founded 1979) champions freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions. Learn more at

The Seasteading Institute (Sunnyvale, CA; founded 2008) advances and supports the establishment and growth of permanent, autonomous communities on the open oceans, enabling innovation with new political and social systems. Learn more at

Parking: Street and public garage parking are readily available around the building.

Public transportation – three options:

– BART to Embarcadero station; walk 3 blocks south east on Main Street to 301 Main; enter through courtyard on the left side of street.
– Caltrans to 4th Street/King Street station in SF; tranfer to Muni. Take N or T line to Folsom station (at Embarcadero); walk two blocks south west on Folsom Street to Main Street; turn left on Main; walk 1/2 block south east to courtyard on left.
– Ferry. From SF Ferry Building walk three blocks south east on the Embarcadero to Folsom Street; walk two blocks southwest on Folsom to Main Street; turn left on Main; walk 1/2 block south east to courtyard on left.


If you would like to contribute additional support to these organizations, please select the additional support you would like to give, bronze ($25), silver ($50) or gold ($75), by selecting the option “ticket + ____ Support” which will automatically combine the ticket plus your preferred additional support amount.

Please also note that while the seller is listed as “The Seasteading Institute” in the purchasing process we ask where you heard about the event from and will be distributing funds between the organizations.

After the Flood in Nashville…. Liberty Lives On!

As the waters recede, we are happy to note that MAFIAoZA’s came through the flood mostly unscathed. Join your fellow lovers of liberty to swap flood stories, ideas for how to keep government small while we rebuild, and tip back a few brews, iced tea, or other beverages. Please feel free to bring lots of friends!


2400 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN

LOTR Colorado Springs – Conservatism and Ivy League Elitism

Join Liberty on the Rocks  and gain back your Freedom and Liberty. Join us on June 8th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm as we gather in the name of Liberty at the Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colo. Spgs.) enjoying Tavern Style Politics in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.
Daniel Cole – Gazette Op-ed guest writer, Columbia Law School student and political activist will be sharing his thoughts on Conservatism and Ivy League Elitism.
 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.

Upcoming events:

June 22nd: Candidates Debate @ the StarGazer

June 26th: Dr. Leland Baker presentation and book signing @ Pikes Peak Library District.

July: A taste of Freedom” – Wine Tasting (date and location TBD)

For more info, contact: David Kelly: 719.237.4598 


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 any candidate in any election.