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Making the Case for Freedom

Economic Freedom Session:

March 31st, 1:30pm @The Dublin House


Are you a liberty activist seeking to enhance your arsenal of talking points surrounding the issues of capitalism and free markets?

Then this is the educational training course for you!
Liberty on the Rocks is looking for leaders in the liberty movement (current or future) who are interested in increasing their understanding of the fundamental principles of free market economics by attending a half-day educational course in Colorado Springs.
**Tickets to attend are $10**

On Saturday, March 31st from 1:30-6:30pm, Liberty on the Rocks will host a hands-on, discussion and activity-driven economics training session. During this half-day course, attendees will learn and/or better understand:
-The role economics plays in the advancement of liberty

-How to make the case for freedom from an economic and philosophical perspective

-Different ways of looking at public policy from an economic perspective

-The essential arguments against the new ‘Story of Broke’ video

-And more!

Facilitators and Panelists will include Jeff Proctor of the Charles Koch Institute, Dr. Paul Prentice of the Mises Institute, Professor Joshua Dunn of UCCS, and Justin Longo of the Independence Institute.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION:
The seminar will be immediately followed by a cocktail reception with complimentary drinks and appetizers for attendees, instructors and individuals on the panel. Light snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day.

RSVP today by purchasing tickets at:
http://coloradosprings.libertyontherocks.org/economic-freedom-session/

Seating is Limited! Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the event

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Bastiat Society

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Economic Cycles
by Justin Longo

Philosophical Foundations: First Principles

I gave this talk on Saturday, February 11th for the Liberty on the Rocks economics fundamentals class. I guess you could say this is the essay version of what I said. Enjoy!


I want to give you the tools to build a foundation that will guide you to a consistent philosophy. I don’t necessarily want you to agree with everything I’m about to say, but rather, to use the guidelines of establishing first principles to form your ideals. I believe it is extremely important to constantly “check your premises.” First principles are those premises.
Continued…

March 27th:
Recognizing Liberty and Q&A with
5th Congressional Candidate
Robert Blaha
5:30pm @ the Dublin House

March 31st:
Free Market Economics Training
1:30pm  – 6:30pm
@ the Dublin House $10

For more info
RSVP today by purchasing tickets (click here)

April 10th:
Guest Speaker: Ann Barnhardt
5:30pm @ the Dublin House

April 24th:
Civil Unions/ Marriage
Government’s Role?

5:30pm @ the Dublin House

May:
Congressman Lamborn, Q & A

@ the Dublin House
Date to be determined


LOTR – Colorado Springs meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening.
For more info:email David Kelly david@libertyontherocks.org
or call 719.237.4598
Liberty on the Rocks is the place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles while enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers!

Media, Films, Propaganda & Liberty

What would a free market film/media industry look like?  Who truly controls what we can view in the theater or at home?  Does Liberty and Freedom of Choice have a place in the media related industries or are we all lost to the propaganda of a few? Come find out and celebrate liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers this February 28th 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 presentation and topic of discussion: Media, Films, Propaganda & Liberty will be led by Kaitlyn Anderson with the usual respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and awesome happy hour deals along with a door prize or two.
So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.


Freedom February

A Short Course in the Founding Fundamentals, featuring Dr. Thomas Krannawitter and his three part series of presentations and lectures in which we will explore the principles of freedom and the first regime in history built upon them, the United States of America. We will also examine the great challenge of preserving and advancing those principles in a world dominated by human slavery and the great Civil War that resulted, as well as the deep philosophic critique of those principles by progressive intellectuals and politicians, a critique that has been largely successful in undermining the authority of our Constitution and shaping our politics, law, and government today. The goal of this series is to help us understand better how we got to where we are today, and how we might improve our efforts to reclaim the limited government and free society that is rightfully ours.

February  29th, 7pm – 8:30pm at the Vanguard School Library,1605 D. South Corona Ave.,Colorado Springs.

This last seminar is $30
For more info and to register: click here

March 13th:
Hydro-fracking El Paso County
Commissioners Amy Lathen
& Peggy Littleton   Q & A
6pm @ D’Vine Wines
in Manitou

March 27th:
Recognizing Liberty
5:30pm @ the Dublin House

April 10th:
Guest Speaker: Ann Barnhardt
5:30pm @ the Dublin House

LOTR – Colorado Springs meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening.
For more info:email David Kelly david@libertyontherocks.org
or call 719.237.4598

Liberty on the Rocks is the place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles while enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers

Celebrate Liberty: A Holiday Party!

You’re invited to join us for a special holiday event as we celebrate our Liberty.  Coalition for a Conservative Majority (CCM) and Liberty on the Rocks will join together in celebration of our liberty during the holidays with our special guest, Michelle Malkin on December 13th , 6pm 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!

We will provide heavy hors d’oeuvres. Feel free to bring some crackers/ cheese / or chocolate to share with your wine.

Please RSVP to: david@libertyontherocks.org

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and a door prize or two.

Our guest speaker: Michelle Malkin is a conservative blogger, political commentator, and author. Her weekly syndicated column appears in a number of newspapers and websites. She is a Fox News Channel contributor and has been a guest on MSNBC, C-SPAN, and national radio programs. Malkin has written four books published by Regnery Publishing.  Michelle will share her thoughts with us and then we will o pen the floor to respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics.  So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

Upcoming Events:

January 10th: 5:30pm @ The Dublin House “The Declaration of Independence . What does it really say?”  A discussion.

January 17th: 6:30pm @ Colorado Springs Christian School Auditorium – a presentation on: “Sharia and the Muslim Brotherhood” co-hosted by:9-12 Colorado District 5, Pikes Peak Patriots

January 24th: 5:30pm @ The Dublin House  The Internet: Gutenberg Press of the 21st Centurypresented by Bob Adelmann

February 14th: 5:30pm @ The Dublin House  “Valentines day LOTR special: Ladies night!”


For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.org/

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.

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: Education Colorado Style @ D’Vine Wines

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty with our special guest, Ben DeGrow on October 25th , 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 some crackers/ cheese / or chocolate to share with your wine.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and a door prize or two.

The night’s topic: Education – Colorado Style. Our guest speaker, Ben DeGrow, Sr. Education Policy Analyst at the Independence Institute will lead this presentation and then open the floor to respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics.  So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

Upcoming Events:

 

November 8th: 5:30pm @ The Dublin House “Executing People Che Guevara Style: Why I Decided to Self-Publish”  presented by, author, Meira Pentermann

November 10th, 6:30pm, location TBD – “What if there was no Bill of Rights?”

November 22nd, 5:30pm @ The Dublin House – TBD

December 13th, 6pm @ D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs,  Christmas / Holiday Celebration

January 17th 6:30pm @ Colorado Springs Christian School Auditorium – a presentation on: “Sharia and the Muslim Brotherhood” co-hosted by:9-12 Colorado District 5, Pikes Peak Patriots

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

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.

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.

Who will win the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party?

Is Liberty lost?

Will the Liberty Movement make a positive change in the 2012 election?

Who will win the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party?

Find out by joining us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on October 11th, 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 along with a door prize or two.

The night’s topic: The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party. Our guest speaker, Clem Borkowski will lead this presentation and then open the floor to respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics.  So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

Clem Borkowski is a Liberty Movement Advocate, Board member of the Coalition for a Conservative Majority , Graduate and Alumni Board member of the Leadership Program of the Rockies and local business owner.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

October 25th: 6 pm: @ D’Vine Wines, Education  Colorado Style Guest Speaker: Ben DeGrow

November 8th: 5:30pm @ The Dublin House  TBD

Save the Date:  November 10th, 6:30pm, Bemis Hall, Colorado College
“What if there was no Bill of Rights?”

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

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.

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.

Shakedown Socialism – Progress to Nowhere

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty with our special guest, author, Oleg Atbashian on August 23rd, 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

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and wines with light appetizers. We will also be celebrating my birthday. Rsvp’s are encourged! RSVP to david@libertyontherocks.org

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.

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.

Some Upcoming …LOTR Events:

September 13th, 5:30pm @ Dublin House, Clem Borkowski presents:The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

September 27th, 5:30pm: @ Dublin House, Nanny Conservatives? Guest Speaker: Sean Paige

October 25th: 5:30pm: @ Dublin House,   Education  Colorado Style –  Guest Speaker: Ben DeGrow

Save the Date:  November 10th, 6:30pm
“What if there was no Bill of Rights?”

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

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.

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.

Keynesian vs. Austrian Economics…

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on July 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.  The night’s topic : Keynesian vs Austrian Economics.

Dr. Paul Prentice will present the Keynesian Economic Theory while Justin Longo will present the Austrian Economic Theory.   After brief descriptions/presentations of the theories we will open up the floor to Q & A which promises to be a lively discussion in a tavern style manner.  So come on out and join in the discussion . You won’t be disappointed.

Dr. Paul Prentice earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Connecticut. Paul served under President Ronald Reagan, as Chief Macroeconomist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Paul is active in the arena of economic liberty, serving on the Board of Directors of the Limited Government Forum in Colorado Springs, where he helps direct their “Economic and Civic Literacy Project” and continues to develop and present the condensed version of Free People, Free Markets. In 2008, Dr. Prentice was appointed to the position of Adjunct Faculty at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Justin Longo graduated twice from George Mason University. In 2004 with a BS in Management and again in 2007 with a BS in Economics. It was at George Mason where Justin fell in love with economics, particularly the Austrian school. Currently, he works full time for the Independence Institute as the web guy who writes a lot. Justin also co-owns and edits the news website CompleteColorado.com, and continues to help out with Liberty on the Rocks, the social networking organization he helped co-found.

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.

Some Upcoming …LOTR Events:

August 9th, 5:30pm:  Israel… @ the Dublin House

August 23rd, 6pm: A Double Header… Nanny Conservatives?  Guest Speaker Sean Paige. And Oleg Atbashian author of Shakedown Socialism , founder of  ThePeoplesCube.com Plus aBirthday Celebration &  Wine Tasting—D’Vine Wines in Manitou

September 13th, 5:30pm @ Dublin House, Clem Borkowski presents:The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

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.

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: A Republic, If You Can Keep It ?

Empire or Republic?      Is the U.S. an Empire ? Have the Progressive’s and Statist’s won the day?        Have we lost the Republic that Benjamin Franklin claimed we had?

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on June 28th, 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 on the night’s topic: A Republic, If you can keep it. 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.

Some Upcoming …LOTR Events:

July 12th: Austrian  vs. Keynesian Economics @ Dublin House

August 23rd: Birthday Celebration &  Wine Tasting—D’Vine Wines in Manitou

September 13th Clem Borkowski presents:The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

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.

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.

The True State of the Economy – Solutions During the Escalating Crisis!

Liberty on the Rocks is proud to host: John Michael Chambers

Presenting: “The True State of the Economy… Solutions During the Escalating Crisis!”

June 15, 2011 — 6:30 pm (doors open at 6pm)
Free Admission !
Stargazers Theatre
10 South Parkside Drive, Colo. Spgs.

** Please note that this is on Wednesday, not our normal Tuesday.**

You don’t want to miss out on this special presentation. Mr. Chambers – Founder of Save America Foundation is touring the U.S. speaking to groups about the critical state of our beloved nation and offering solutions in his presentation, “The True State of the Economy…Solutions During an Escalating Crisis.”

Some of the issues that will be discussed during the presentation by Mr. Chambers is the severity of this crisis and it’s impact on multiple fronts, preparing individuals for the transformation of America, introducing groups to multiple organizations, programs and initiatives to become more familiar with, and action items/tools for groups to implement immediately in their area of influence.

The Stargazers will be serving beer, wine , cocktails and food.

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

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!

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.

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.

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.