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Liberty Hour in Denver

Join fellow liberty advocates for food, cocktails and fun conversation this Wednesday night at Choppers in Cherry Creek!

MEETING ON THE PATIO + FREE APPETIZERS!!!! RSVP on Facebook!

Become part of discussions about capitalism, free markets, societies where no one rules with an iron fist – or whatever you feel like bringing up!

This week’s topic for discussion will be brought to us by our very own Patrick Kane, a recent high school graduate planning to make his way to George Mason University this fall where he will study philosophy.

Mr. Pat Kane of Liberty on The Rocks and the Open Government Institute of Colorado will be making a few short remarks regarding the mechanics of a stateless society in the American West. The information provided will be based off his senior thesis, which derived a large amount of research from the book, “The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier” by Terry Anderson and Peter Hill.

Read a review in the Freeman Online!

This Wednesday we will meet on the patio (rather than the back room), where Choppers will be providing us with FREE APPETIZERS while they last! So stop by early to grab some grub.

When: Wednesday, June 6 from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers | 80 S. Madison
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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

LOTR Happy Hour: The Truth About the War on Drugs

Join us on Wednesday, May 2 from 6-9pm for another Liberty on the Rocks happy hour in Denver!

The topic for the night will be the War on Drugs – and the myriad problems that come with it. Our featured speaker will be Mr. David K. Williams, Jr., former state chair of the Colorado Libertarian Party, and Executive Director of the Gadsden Society of Colorado.

Mr. Williams will begin his talk right around 7:30, following our “30-second soapbox” where anyone is free to announce events/happenings/groups, etc.

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!

Choppers | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver

Are There Limits to Privatization?

Join fellow liberty lovers on Wednesday, April 18 for social networking, cocktails and a lively discussion by Harris Kenny of The Reason Foundation on the topic of privatization.

Mr. Kenny will share research he has done to showcase the successful attempts at privatization, and will answer questions from the audience following his presentation. So get ready to push the envelope over the discussion of the ultimate question – what is the true role of government?

Plus! Stop by early between 6:30-7pm to participate in a new communications building exercise. We will be looking for volunteers willing to stand up and advocate for liberty (in the comfort of the bar of course!) – and we hope you will be one of them!

When: Wednesday, April 18 from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers in Cherry Creek | 80 S. Madison

Happy Hour Specials
$5 Burger & Fries
1/2 off House Wine Until 6:30pm

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Denver HH: Are There Limits to Privatization?

Join fellow liberty lovers this Wednesday for social networking, cocktails and a lively discussion by Harris Kenny of The Reason Foundation on the topic of privatization.

Mr. Kenny will share research he has done to showcase the successful attempts at privatization, and will answer questions from the audience following his presentation. So get ready to push the envelope over the discussion of the ultimate question – what is the true role of government?

When: Wednesday, April 18 from 6-9pm
Where: Choppers | 80 S. Madison in Denver

Plus! Stop in between 6:30-7pm to participate in a new communications building exercise. We will be looking for volunteers willing to stand up and advocate for liberty (in the comfort of the bar of course!) – and we hope you will be one of them!

Happy Hour Specials
$5 Burger & Fries
1/2 off House Wine Until 6:30pm

Campaign Finance & Free Speech + Beer = LOTR Happy Hour!

Join Liberty On the Rocks Denver for a spirited discussion of free speech in the context of Colorado’s campaign finance laws. Diana Hsieh and Ari Armstrong will discuss the nature of those laws and their adverse impact on the free speech rights of political activists. They’ll also review the proposed campaign finance rule changes to be discussed at a Dec. 15 hearing with Secretary of State Scott Gessler — including why you should support those changes and how you can do so.

We will kick things off at 6:15 with a short free market exercise and group discussion, followed by plenty of networking. We will hear from Ari and Diana around 7:15, after the 30-second soapbox.

Wednesday, Dec 7th, between 6-9 pm
Choppers Sports Grill, 80 S. Madison Street in Denver (back room)

Ari Armstrong publishes FreeColorado.com, coauthors a twice-monthly column for Grand Junction Free Press, and contributes regularly to The Objective Standard. Ari has also written articles for such publications as the Denver Post and Colorado Springs Gazette.

Diana Hsieh earned her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. Every Sunday, she hosts a weekly webcast applying philosophy to real life at http://PhilosophyInAction.com/. She also blogs at NoodleFood.

Free Market Happy Hour Activity + Immigration Discussion

Join us tomorrow night for another Liberty on the Rocks happy hour!

LOTR is THE place to network, make new friends and learn of opportunities to become informed or involved. This week we will kick things off with a 15-20 minute game that will not only be entertaining, but a great lesson in economics and free trade! We will also be joined by special guest Anders Ingemarson who immigrated to the United States from Europe in 1994, becoming an American citizen in 2002. He will discuss his perspective on the topic of immigration, and why he believes it is an extremely important topic to consider.

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 6-9 pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver
What: Free Market Activities + Immigration + Beer!

So bring your family and friends and come on out to celebrate liberty with your free market friends! RSVP on Facebook.

Specials:
$5 Burger & Fries

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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 www.ThePeoplesCube.com.

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 ThePeoplesCube.com and author of Shakedown Socialism. He will have autographed copies of his book available for purchase.

Atlas Shrugged Mania @ LOTR Happy Hour in Denver!

Join us this Wednesday for Liberty on the Rocks Happy Hour! In anticipation of the upcoming opening night for Atlas Shrugged Part 1, we plan to celebrate Ayn Rand, her timeless classic Atlas Shrugged and the Objectivist philosophy she founded.

Mock Debate: 6-7PM
Happy Hour: 7-8PM
Featured Guest: 8-8:30PM

Special Guest Diana Hsieh!

Diana Hsieh is a young philosopher who specializes in practical ethics. She received her Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2009. She is a prolific writer and dedicated educator. She hosts a blog called NoodleFood and also conducts podcasts, including one solely dedicated to exploring Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. If you want to know more about Objectivism, Atlas Shrugged, or Ayn Rand in general, Diana is the one to ask!

Mock Debate: Is Capitalism Moral or Immoral?

We hope you will join us early for our mock debate (6-7PM). Anyone is welcome to participate and engage in the discussion following the “debate”. To learn more, visit http://tiny.cc/k23ve.

Win a Pair of Tickets to see Atlas Shrugged!

Test your knowledge of Atlas Shrugged! Liberty on the Rocks Denver will be giving away a pair of tickets to the opening night of Atlas Shrugged in Westminster to the person who answers our trivia question correctly. So come with your thinking caps on for your chance to win!

Liberty on the Rocks is THE place to meet others in the liberty movement – or those simply interested in the values of freedom. We welcome and encourage all to attend! So grab a beer, whiskey or glass of wine and get to know the other liberty enthusiasts in the area, all while having a great time. Hope to see you Wednesday!

Ladies Drink Free @ Liberty on the Rocks Happy Hour!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a night early – and join fellow freedom lovers for happy hour with Liberty on the Rocks!

Mock Debate from 6-7 PM (anyone is welcome to attend and participate!)
Happy Hour from 7-8 PM
Open Mic from 8-8:30

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Ladies get a FREE Drink*!

You won’t want to miss happy hour this Wednesday, especially if you’re a lady! In an effort to get more women involved in the liberty movement, we’d like to do what we do best – bribe them with drinks (after all, isn’t that what we do each month by hosting happy hour?)!

All ladies attending our March 16th happy hour will receive one free drink ticket, so bring your friends and come on out! It may be a double standard, but it’s our right to do it – and we’d like to celebrate that right!

*Chance to Win $100*

Liberty on the Rocks is looking to expand – so we need your help! In exchange for a small donation, attendees at LOTR can enter to win a $100 Visa gift card! (This contest is optional to attendees)

*Open Mic Night*

In addition to our pre-happy hour mock debate (see below), we will also be hosting a 20-minute open mic night where we will give participants 2 minutes to get in front of the mic to talk about anything liberty related – whether it’s a joke, a short story, or an idea for promoting liberty – anyone is welcome to come up and share!

*Mock Debate*

This week’s mock debate will surround the important topic of free trade. Participants will be asked: Should Government Regulate Free Trade? We already have volunteers for the pro-liberty side, but could use one more on the “progressive” side. To learn more about the mock debates or to sign up for a role visit: http://bit.ly/fnEJcD

*Free drinks are limited to one per female attendee