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Auraria Debate | Liberal Bias in the Classroom: Fact or Fiction?

Does a liberal bias exist in the classroom? If so, should students be concerned about it?

Depends on who you ask!

Join Liberty on the Rocks and Young Americans for Liberty this Wednesday afternoon, September 12 for free pizza and a dynamic debate between attorney and political commentator Jessica Peck and David Lane, the Denver attorney famous for defending former professor Ward Churchill.

This event is FREE to students! So head over this Wednesday anytime between 10:30-12:00 pm, grab some pizza for lunch and join us for a great debate, networking with other students, and plenty of time for your questions to be answered.

Location: Sigi’s Cabaret (RM 140) in the Tivoli
Time: The debate will run from 11-11:45.

Hope to see you there!

jessica peck 2VS CHURCHILL

Presentation by Randal O’Toole of CATO

No happy hour this week! See “change of plans” below:

The American Dream turned into a nightmare when the housing bubble burst, and people have been trying to figure out who to blame- Greedy bankers? Corrupt politicians? Ignorant homeowners? In American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership, Randal O’Toole explores the forces at play in the housing market and shows how we can rebuild the American dream of homeownership by eliminating federal, state, and local policies that distort the free market for housing.

Please join the Independence Institute and Liberty on the Rocks for a presentation with Mr. O’Toole on Wednesday evening, June 20 at the Independence Institute.

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 5:30-7pm
Where: Independence Institute | 727 E. 16th Ave., Denver

5:30 PM Refreshments
6:00 PM Presentation

R.s.v.p. to Mary@i2i.org or 303-279-6536 X 102

Randal O’Toole is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute & Independence Institute working on urban growth, public land, and transportation issues.

Can’t make it? View the event LIVE online from 6-6:45 (MDT) tonight!

Harmful Effects of Green Energy

When our government picks winners and losers in energy… we all lose.

Join us on Friday, May 4th for a conversation about green energy in Colorado with Amy Oliver Cooke and Donovan Schafer of the Independence Institute.

RSVP on FACEBOOK

Throughout the discussion (which will be followed by Q & A) you will learn:

  • How we have turned against energy production in Colorado
  • Why “green” energy is unaffordable, unreliable and a danger to our way of life
  • How environmentalists view ‘fracking’ – and why they are wrong
  • How oil and gas are beneficial to our lives
  • How to talk to others about these issues effectively

We will also look at and discuss a few video clips from the following documentaries:

Gaslands (View Trailer Here: http://bit.ly/9oFdUz)
Spoiled (View Trailer Here: http://bit.ly/IpQID4)

Social Networking Reception 5:30-6:00
Presentation and Q & A 6-7:30

Beer, wine and light snacks will be provided for guests. Seating is limited. RSVP to amanda@libertyontherocks.org to reserve your space today!

Location: Independence Institute | 727 E. 16th Street in Denver

CO Springs Economics Training Wrap Up

On Saturday, March 31st, Liberty on the Rocks was pleased to host Jeff Proctor of the Charles Koch Institute who presented economics lessons for free market advocates in Colorado Springs.

On a most beautiful Saturday in the beginning of spring, we were pleased to have 25 liberty-lovers join us for a 5-hour economics session. It wasn’t quite the 60+ we had in Denver a month beforehand, but weather was definitely a culprit (being that it was too nice to stay indoors)!

Throughout this five hour session attendees participated in a number of educational activities and delved into some in-depth group discussion. Whether it was learning the ins and outs of price creation or gaining a better understanding for how the free market works, attendees not only strengthened their knowledge, they also enhanced the size of their network while enjoying themselves in the process!

In addition to debunking some of the arguments made in the Story of Broke (a project of the horribly inaccurate Story of Stuff), we also hosted a panel at the end of the session that allowed attendees to ask all the questions their hearts desired – and boy did they have questions! Participants on the panel included our facilitator Jeff Proctor, Dr. Paul Prentice of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, Professor Joshua Dunn of UCCS, and Justin Longo of the Independence Institute. With this great line-up, it was no surprise that even after 45-minutes of Q & A participants stuck around for another hour and a half to mingle one-on-one with the days instructors and panelists. Overall, it was a great success! This was not only indicated by the lively discussions and enthusiasm for the activities, but from the positive and encouraging comments that followed.

We hope to follow this last session with another in the coming months. Possible location: Louisville, CO.
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Ann Barnhardt presents @ LOTR

Join us as we celebrate liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers this April 10th 5:30pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.
The outspoken Ann Barnhardt will be our guest speaker presenting on a liberty related topic that she is passionate about and one that will remain a mystery until her presentation begins.  You don’t want to miss this event !


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 with the usual respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics. You won’t be disappointed.

Join the
Bastiat Society

If you are not a member of the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs and you would like to be invited to future Bastiat Society events, you need to register (for free) and become a member by clicking here and entering your email address in the “Join the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs Email List”.

April 24th:
Civil Unions/ Marriage
Government’s Role?
5:30pm @ the Dublin House
May 22nd:
Congressman Lamborn, Q & A

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!

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.


Free Market Economics Training

Mark your calenders for March 31st as LOTR presents an exciting opportunity to learn  -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 for why socialism can’t work and so much more! (See Below)


Free Market Economic Training
March 31st, 1:30pm @
The Dublin House


Are you a liberty activist seeking to enhance their 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 team up with the Charles Koch Institute to present an exclusive 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 for why socialism can’t work

-And more!

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.

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

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!

Join the Bastiat Society

If you are not a member of the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs and you would like to be invited to future Bastiat Society events, you need to register (for free) and become a member by clicking here and entering your email address in the “Join the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs Email List”.

Hydro-fracking in El Paso County

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty with our special guests: El Paso County Commissioners, Amy Lathen and Peggy Littleton on March 13th, 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 note the venue change)
** 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.

Lathen and Littleton will briefly cover recent history on the evening’s topic of Hydro-fracking in El Paso County and then open the floor to Q & A and 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.


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…

Milton Friedman and the Morality of Capitalism

A Food for Thought Luncheon –
Tom Palmer from the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and Cato Institute speaking on “Milton Friedman and the Morality of Capitalism” drawing from his new book, The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won’t Tell You.
Cost $30, March 15th:11:30 to 1:00 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, register at
http://events.SignUp4.net/tompalmer2012

Join the Bastiat Society

If you are not a member of the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs and you would like to be invited to future Bastiat Society events, you need to register (for free) and become a member by clicking here and entering your email address in the “Join the Bastiat Society of Colorado Springs Email List”.

March 27th:
Recognizing Liberty and Q&A with
5th Congressional Candidate
Robert Blaha
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!

The Constitution Made Easy

Local author, Mike Holler’s newest book:

“My brilliant friend and stalwart defender of freedom Mike Holler has written the ultimate 21st-century guide to the U.S. Constitution. This handy book is a labor of love and scholarship from one of the wisest patriots I know. With fresh prose, Mike provides an invaluable side-by-side translation of our founding document’s language. The Constitution Made Easy distills the Founding Fathers’ wisdom of the ages for the modern age. It belongs in every American family’s home!”

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

Upcoming events….


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.

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

February 28th:
Media, Films & Propaganda
5:30pm @ the Dublin House

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

March 27th:
Recognizing Liberty
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!

Copyright © 2012 Liberty on The Rocks – Colorado Springs, All rights reserved.
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.
Our mailing address is:

Liberty on The Rocks – Colorado Springs

David Kelly
P.O. Box 63562

Colorado Springs, CO 80962

For the Love of Liberty…

Ladies Night!  The first drink* is on us for all the ladies, so come on out and celebrate liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on this Valentines Day, February 14th 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 topic of discussion is: Liberty, a love story. Then we will open the floor to 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.
*one drink per lady; wine, well or draft

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  15th & 29th, 7pm – 8:30pm at the Vanguard School Library,1605 D. South Corona Ave.,Colorado Springs.

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

February 28th:
Media, Films & Propaganda
5:30pm @ the Dublin House

March 13th:
Recognizing Liberty
6pm @ D’Vine Wines

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!

Copyright © 2012 Liberty on The Rocks – Colorado Springs, All rights reserved.
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.
Our mailing address is:
Liberty on The Rocks – Colorado Springs

David Kelly
P.O. Box 63562

Colorado Springs, CO 80962