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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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Can Free Markets Alleviate Poverty? Join us in Denver to discuss… over beer!

Why is it that some countries are poor while others are wealthy? If we could answer that question, wouldn’t millions of people around the world be better off? Well we can answer that question, yet people still suffer in many parts of the globe. If you are interested in learning more about how free trade promotes prosperity, you won’t want to miss happy hour this Wednesday night!

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6-9 pm
Where: Choppers Sports Grill | 80 S. Madison Street in Denver
What: A Happy Hour Discussion on Free Trade

Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, pull up a chair and get to know other liberty enthusiasts in the Denver area while talking politics and philosophy to your hearts content!

That’s what Liberty on the Rocks Denver is all about.

So join us this Wednesday night as we host special guest Rich Mitchell, Executive Director of the PIER Institute, to discuss the topic of Free Trade, and how he is literally helping to promote it through his work.

Specials:

$5 Burger & Fries
$1 off Dry Dock pints & $3 off pitchers

About Rich Mitchell:

Rich Mitchell designed the PIER Institute’s development model, created the Institute, and leads their policy and research initiatives. He has significant experience in international relief work, participating in relief and development projects in countries as diverse as Colombia and post-tsunami Sri Lanka. As a business attorney, he has more than 13 years experience in corporate, securities and nonprofit law representing start-up enterprises as well as international companies. In 2003, he spent six months in Costa Rica studying Spanish and interned at a Costa Rican law office. He has also taught more than 25 college courses including the subjects of International Business and U.S. Business Law. Mr. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law.

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The Good American Post

Thanks to our new friends at The Good American Post for linking to us this morning and promoting our cause for liberty! I was able to meet their Chief Executive Officer and Publisher Tisha Casida and Operations Manager Steve Thompson at Liberty On The Rocks Red Rocks this past Monday, where we hosted featured guest Pete Coors.

The mission of The Good American Post is to promote freedom as well as to help support small business by providing the tools necessary for interested parties to establish their own local news source, while simultaneously creating a profit. The publication, which is available both online and in print, provides communities access to local and national news, with a focus on promoting non-biased information on governance, the economy and sustainability. Anyone interested in working with the Good American Post to publish their own local newspaper can find their contact information here. Tisha from the GAP will be joining the Liberty Bus for their 2 week tour across the United States, which will end in Washington D.C. in time for the big 9/12 Rally on the steps of the capitol.

It is so rare to see the liberty viewpoint addressed in the mainstream media, so it is up to us to establish our own. A great quote by Mahatma Gandhi encourages us to, “Be the change [we] want to see in the world”. We cannot emulate the believers of big government who simply wait for them to get it right. If the media won’t cover our stories and viewpoints on freedom, we must cover them ourselves.  This is why I very much support what this group is doing.

That being said, just because an individual decides to start one of these publications (or any other for that matter) under the banner of “freedom” or “liberty” does not mean all aspects of it will be perfect. With different individuals come different perspectives. It’s amazing how many different opinions I have heard from people in the “liberty movement” on the same topic. We simply cannot assume everyone in the business of writing or blogging for “freedom” is going to be correct on every issue. And yes, I do believe aside from personal opinions (i.e. I like chocolate better than vanilla) that fact is fact and there is no gray area. There are, for example, aspects of The Good American Post that I would take issue with, namely their focus on sustainable food systems and keeping dollars local. I personally believe that we need to trade, trade, trade! with all of the world, rather than focus on keeping our dollars within our communities (that gives us a much larger population to trade with!). However, as I briefly read through their website I was given the impression that they would also be open to discussing this issue and others through the lens of opposing viewpoints. I do hope that is the case, as I believe discussion is vital to our success. I myself do not profess to know everything, and according to her bio, neither does Tisha of the GAP. That is the first step to even getting to the point of having a dialogue!

For me, almost nothing is more important than education and information gathering, especially for those who write on the topic of freedom or plan to discuss its merits with anyone, let alone the news media. If we seek to enlighten others with the philosophy of liberty (a very worthy endeavor), we must first begin with fully enlightening ourselves.