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May 17th Happy Hour Meetup Featuring…

State Senator Shawn Mitchell – Up On The Roof!

2010 State Legislative Wrap Up & Sine Die Celebration

So far, Colorado State Senator Shawn Mitchell will be our special guest to catch us up on the good, the bad, and the ugly happenings this past legislative session (we’ve asked some D’s but haven’t found a match yet). Senator Mitchell’s expanding resume includes President, Colorado Chapter of the Federalist Society, Senior Fellow of the Independence Institute, and special counsel to former AG Gale Norton on many constitutional issues.

For those of you heading over to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the CD7 Republican debate, be sure to swing by prior to those candidate debates (which begin at 7:00 pm, it’s a 7 minute drive) and join us as we hoist a toast to the end of the session (called sine die, or should we call it, thank goodness it’s over!)

Details:

May 17, 2010

Old Chicago’s rooftop patio (weather permitting, if not, meet in the upstairs bar)

145 Union Blvd.

Lakewood, CO

Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m. (Speakers generally begin around 6:00)

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Liberty on Film Presents: The Cartel

The Independence Institute and Liberty on the Rocks invite you to join us for an unforgettable movie event featuring The Cartel on Tuesday, May 4, at 7 PM, at Denver’s Chez Artiste Theatre.

Watch the trailer here: http://bit.ly/p6lWI

A new, award-winning documentary, The Cartel focuses on New Jersey to offer a fresh inside look at the K-12 public school system. The movie opens viewers’ eyes to the need for significant reform.

Following the May 4 special screening, the Independence Institute’s education tag team of Pam Benigno and Ben DeGrow will host a Q&A to bring the movie’s issues home to Colorado.

Tickets are available from the theater either online or at the box office. The Cartel will be showing several times daily at Chez Artiste Theatre from April 30 to May 6 – http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/denver/chezartiste.htm

Location:

Chez Artiste Theatre
2800 S. Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO

Happy Hour Meetup May 3rd — PCU

Join the discussion about “PC” campuses/culture!

Liberty on the Rocks, The Independence Institute, and The American Enterprise Institute invite you to Liberty on the Rocks (Red Rocks) chapter:

Topic: “The Politically Correct University”pcu book

Guest: Robert Anthony Maranto

Date: May 3, 2010

Time: 5:00 – 7:00p.m.

(speaker begins promptly at 5:45p.m.)

Happy hour prices until 7:00p.m.

Location: Old Chicago

145 Union Blvd.

Lakewood, Co. 80228

Cost: Free

Lead editor, Mr. Maranto, 21st Century Chair in Leadership, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas, will discuss how an overwhelmingly leftist tilt of academia stifles diversity and career success. Mr. Maranto will conduct a book signing. If you want to reserve a copy, e-mail sacco@LibertyOnTheRocks.org or message FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Learn more about the book at http://www.aei.org/book/100020

Please be sure to learn more about your hosts for this event:

pcu iiwww.i2i.org pcu aei www.aei.org pcu red rocsRedRocks.LibertyOnTheRocks.org

www.LibertyOnTheRocks.org

LOTR Denver Gets Revved up for April 15th Rally!

April is here, and that can mean only one thing–the April 15 Tax Day Tea Party! Get revved for the biggest pro-liberty rally in Denver this year as we preview the event. Also, be sure to check out the usual candidate and affiliate group updates around 8pm.

Liberty on the Rocks Denver is THE place to network, socialize and find out what is going on in the Denver area to promote liberty and free markets!

Hope to see you there!

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Denver Liberty On The Rocks, and Denver LotR does not endorse any candidate in any election.

Location:

The Uptown Tavern
17th & Pearl (pool room or patio – weather dependent)
Denver, CO

Denver Meets for Liberty!

Join your fellow liberty lovers for a social gathering this Wednesday at the Uptown Tavern in Denver!  This is the place to share ideas with others as well as to find out what is going on the Denver area to support liberty.  We aim to provide resources for all guests so they can also find the best ways to get information on the principles of liberty. Be sure to check out the literature table while you’re discussing ideas and making new friends in the liberty movement.

Together we can make a difference, but divided we are left hopeless.  We are not alone in our beliefs and it’s important to reinforce that. So come on out to network, share ideas and make new friends, so that we can expand our ideas of freedom and save our country from the tyranny it is under.

The Uptown Tavern offers half off bottles of wine and $4 vodka drinks on Wednesday nights. Hope to see you there!
Location:

The Uptown Tavern (17 & Pearl)
Denver, CO

Denver Liberty on the Rocks this Wednesday!

Join your fellow liberty-lovers for a social gathering in the pool room at the Uptown Tavern as we kick off March Madness!

Come join us on March 17 for some St. Patrick’s Day fun and post-caucus networking. This month will also feature that rare 5th Wednesday, so check us out on March 31 too.

Liberty on the Rocks Denver is THE place to network, socialize and find out what is going on in the Denver area to learn more and promote liberty and free markets!

Hope to see you there!

Location:

The Uptown Tavern
17th & Pearl (poolroom)
Denver, CO

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Denver Liberty On The Rocks, and Denver LotR does not endorse any candidate in any election.

What to Do About the Scott Brown Issue?

After a recent post about Scott Brown being far from a liberty-oriented candidate, many responded that it’s important to live in reality, and that we cannot have a perfect candidate. Especially not one who lives in Massachusetts.  

I agree that it’s important to live within the means of reality, and I believe that is exactly what I’m doing – and what others should do as well.  Scott Brown is nowhere near the ideal candidate. However, as I argued in another post, it isn’t only about electing the right candidates.  Because I live in reality and I know that many out there wouldn’t vote for a truly liberty-oriented candidate, I argue that rather than focus all of our efforts on electing the “right” candidate, we focus a good amount of our time on informing people and discussing the ideals of liberty.  If we choose not to do this and to simply continue trying to elect candidates, we will always be given choices like Scott Brown.  Not just in Massachusetts, but in other places as well.  I must admit that I don’t have much hope for Colorado in 2010, and the reason is because I don’t believe enough voters in the state truly believe in liberty.  And so long as that is the case, we will never have a truly pro-liberty man or woman in office.

Remember, it is about us! The people elect those in office.  And while those in office often try to lead the people where they want them to go, most will not be elected or get into office by going completely against an extreme majority in this country.  Therefore, I argue that we must spread the ideals of liberty to everyone and everywhere. And yes, Scott Brown being elected was no surprise, and I didn’t see it happening any other way.  He was elected, and we must understand that, but the goal must now be to showcase the example of Scott Brown, and to KEEP talking about this until we are able to get a liberty-oriented consensus in this country.  All lovers of liberty and freedom must take on the responsibility of selling the principles of liberty if they ever wish to have a better reality.

Living Free @ the Denver Tavern Tech Center!

Lovers of liberty and limited government: This is the place for you! Enjoy talking politics but are afraid to? Want to make new friends in the liberty movement? Interested in learning about events and happenings in the Denver area? Come on out to the Tavern Tech Center to network, share ideas, socialize and make new friends!

Location:

Tavern Tech Center
5336 DTC Boulevard
Greenwood Village, CO

Denver Tech Center Liberty on the Rocks

Lovers of liberty and limited government: This is the place for you!  Enjoy talking politics but are afraid to?  Want to make new friends in the liberty movement? Interested in learning about events and happenings in the Denver area?  Come on out to the Tavern Tech Center to network, share ideas, socialize and make new friends!

Location:

Tavern Tech Center
5336 DTC Boulevard
Greenwood Village, CO

Watch the State of the Union with LOTR!

For anyone in the Denver area who is interested in watching the State of the Union Address tomorrow (Wednesday, January 27) with liberty-minded folks, this is the place for you!Liberty on the Rocks Denver Tech Center will be hosting the State of the Union Address this Wednesday! A reporter from Time Magazine has also expressed interest in coming to get our reaction to the speech. This is a great chance for us all to have a lively discussion and get to know each other better, so I really hope you can make it!

Location: The Tavern Tech Center (upstairs)
5336 DTC Boulevard
Greenwood Villiage, CO
Map: http://tiny.cc/RqP7Q

Time: 6:30pm – 9pm

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at amanda@libertyontherocks.org

RSVP for the event here:
http://www.facebook.com/LibertyRevolutionary#/event.php?eid=269183899750&ref=ts

Amanda