Happy Hour: How Gov’t Can Seize Your Property

How do we stop something we know nothing about? Answer: we don’t!

Stop by our next LOTR happy hour in Denver for plenty of networking, great conversation and good drink specials (till 6:30). We will be joined by featured guest Eapen Thampy, the Executive Director of Americans for Forfeiture Reform. We’ll hear a brief discussion from Eapen around 7:15pm. Networking and happy hour starts at 6!

Mr. Thampy hails from Columbia, MO, where he founded his organization in 2010. Previously, Eapen studied economics and mathematics at the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked in the wine industry.

When: Wednesday, August 15 from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison St., Denver

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What is Asset Forfeiture?

Asset forfeiture laws allow American state and federal law enforcement agencies extraordinary powers to raise revenues through the seizure of private property.

As federal and state criminal and civil laws multiply and are enforced by ever-growing bureaucracies, asset forfeiture has come to represent the most serious assault on the right to private property in the U.S. today, and is implicated in a number of serious issues of law and governance, including the federalization and militarization of domestic law enforcement, the emergence of de facto private prosecution, the existence of the War on Drugs, and the emerging regulatory burden faced by businesses operating in the United States and abroad.

LOTR Happy Hour: Discussing Political Authority w/ Prof. Huemer of CU Boulder

Join us this Wednesday for another Liberty on the Rocks Denver happy hour!

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The theme for this week’s event is political authority. Where does political authority come from? By what mechanism does the Constitution bind us all? Can we as individuals morally say “no” to government officials? Why do people view an IRS agent collecting taxes differently than extortion from the mafia? Philosophy Professor Michael Huemer of CU-Boulder will address these issues of political authority and the many problems with social contract theory this Wednesday at Choppers Sports Bar and Grill in Cherry Creek.

We will kick things off at 6:30 with another liberty speak out contest to see who gets to wear the crown! Anyone is welcome to participate and/or cheer on their favorite liberty advocate.

As always, we will meet in the back room of Choppers Sports Grill in Cherry Creek from 6-9pm. Join in anytime, and bring your friends!

Learn more about Professor Huemer of CU-Boulder Here

When: Wednesday, May 16 from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver

Happy Hour with Author of Shakedown Socialism!

Ever wanted to explain to someone precisely why socialism doesn’t work? Why not take a few pointers from someone who has lived it?!

Join us for a special “Bonus” happy hour event on Monday, August 29th as we are joined by Oleg Atbashian, author of Shakedown Socialism, and the creator of

When: Monday, August 29, 2011 from 7-9 PM
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver

There will be trivia, group discussion, a brief talk followed by Q & A, and of course, lots of social networking and beer drinking!

More info about Oleg:

Oleg Atbashian was born and raised in the Ukraine; he has been a teacher, a translator, a freelance journalist, and at one time a propaganda artist, creating graphical agitprop for the local party committee in Siberia. In 1994 he emigrated to the USA hoping to live in a country that was ruled by reason and common sense. He is the creator of and author of Shakedown Socialism. He will have autographed copies of his book available for purchase.