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The Science of Economic Freedom: Milton Friedman’s Legacy

Bastiat LOGO Colorado Springs
The Colorado Springs Bastiat Society invites you
to a FREE presentation here in Colorado Springs featuring

Tom G. Palmer, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow and Director of Cato University &
Vice President-International Programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation

speaking on the topic
“The Science of Economic Freedom:
Milton Friedman’s Legacy”

Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Time: 4:00-5:30, with a cash bar reception to follow
Place: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Col Spg, CO 80906
Admission: Free! (…but space is limited)

For more information on Tom Palmer and to register, please CLICK HERE. Questions? Please contact Joe Woodford at jcwoodf@attglobal.net or 719.579.9909.

Feb. 20th Meetup Featuring…the Constitution!

Tavern Style Politics with a Constitutional Scholar, Rob Natelson

“The Original Constitution: What it Actually Said and Meant”

Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks) Happy Hour
February 20, 2012


This promises to be one of the best LOTR(RR) events EVER! Happy President’s Day!

First off will be our continuing Austrian Economics series, we’re calling “Ask an Austrian!” Our expert, Ryan McMaken, is a writer for the Economics Blog published by the Ludwig von Mises Institute and he will be teaching a class titled Modern Conservative Thought in America at the University of Denver this summer. Learn more about Mr. McMaken at http://www.ryanmcmaken.com/p/economist.html

Next up is our featured speaker, Robert Natelson, one of America’s best-known constitutional scholars. Think you know the Constitution? Prepare to be enlightened and taken on the magic carpet ride of history to discover the real Constitution, from the author/scholar/attorney who pioneered the use of Founding Era source material for analysis!  Mr. Natelson is a retired Professor of Law from The University of Montana, and a Senior Fellow at the Montana Policy Institute, Independence Institute, and Goldwater Institute.  He also created and hosted Montana’s first statewide commercial radio talk show, and holds the distinction of being Montana’s best known political activist.  To learn more about this national expert on the framing and adoption of the United States Constitution, please visit http://www.i2i.org/robnatelson.php

Mr. Natelson will also be available to sign his book, The Original Constitution: What it Actually Said and Meant. Bring your copy, or you can purchase it at the meetup for $20.

Upcoming events

February 16, 2012
27th Annual Founders’ Night with Independence Institute
Ann Coulter vs. Nick Gillespie
Event details:http://events.i2i.org/2011/12/01/27th-annual-founders-night-dinner/

Free online constitutional classes offered by Hillsdale College
Introduction to the Constitution has been archived
Constitution 101:The Meaning and History of the Constitution begins on February 20th and will also be archived.
Register online at http://constitution.hillsdale.edu/

Happy hour from 5:30- 7:00 p.m. (Speakers generally begin at 6:00, happy hour till 7:00)

Join the FB group page: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

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

Join Congressman Bob Beauprez at the Relaunch of LOTR DTC!

Start off 2012 right by attending the re-launch of LOTR-DTC at our new location the Chinook Tavern! You’ll be hangin’ out with our guest speaker and former gubernatorial candidate, Congressman Beauprez, who will share his thoughts on the upcoming 2012 election.

We’ll also have information as to how you can get involved with helping build the grassroots liberty movement. Please contact Orin at Orin @ libertyontherocks.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Where: Chinook Tavern | 6380 S Fiddlers Green Circle in Greenwood Village
When: Tuesday, January 31 from 5:30-8:30 pm

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Denver Tech Center).

Rocky Mountain Black Tea Party Joins Us Feb. 6th!

‘Boot Camp’ with Derrick Wilburn–

“Black & Conservative are NOT Mutually Exclusive”
Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks) Happy Hour
February 6, 2012

Bigger than the Super Bowl and catapulting (some) into Caucus!

Note: All GOP, the Democrat, and the Libertarian presidential candidates have been extended an invitation to join us. I make no promises, but don’t blame me if one drops in and you missed Liberty.

IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT REAGAN’S BIRTHDAY (a president that chose not to see color, but character and signed a bill to honor Dr. Martin Luther King with a federal holiday).

First off will be a “mini-segment” in our Austrian Economics series, we’re calling “Ask an Austrian!” Special Liberty friend and Austrian enthusiast Mike Spalding will moderate a short Q&A session about Austrian Economics and why our economic policies are often dictated by our political policies.

Next up is our featured speaker, Derrick Wilburn, president of the Rocky Mountain Black Tea Party, motivational speaker, and fitness expert. We’re excited to have this opportunity for a frank discussion on race, spring-boarding off of Derrick’s experiences and perspective on how the party of Lincoln lost the black (and brown) vote, and the importance of conservative principles for all who seek to thrive. For more information about Mr. Wilburn and the RMBTP, please visit http://rockymountainblackteaparty.theteapartyweb.com/

Other Upcoming Events

January 30, 2012
Occupy Movement vs. the Tea Party
Centennial Institute and Colorado Christian University
Details at http://www.ccu.edu/admissions/events/events_detail.asp?eventID=723

Happy hour from 5:30- 7:00 p.m. (Speakers generally begin at 6:00)

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

‘Kids Aren’t Cars’ Movie Night @ II for School Choice Week!

Join Liberty on the Rocks and the Independence Institute as we celebrate School Choice Week to promote educational choice and excellence!

We will be showing the 9-part short film series Kids Aren’t Cars, which takes a deeper look into the state of public education in America, and the reasons why we are falling behind the rest of the world. The film highlights examples from Midwestern states and shows the impact organized labor and the assembly-line system has had on educating our children.

When: Thursday, January 26th from 6-8 pm
Where: Independence Institute | 727 E. 16th Avenue in Denver

What: ‘Kids Aren’t Cars’ movie night to celebrate School Choice Week

Reception starts at 6 pm, with the movie starting at 6:30 pm. The film will be followed by a brief discussion with the Independence Institute’s education scholars Ben DeGrow and Pam Benigno. There will also be light snacks available.

This event is FREE and open to the public – so please invite family and friends to help us celebrate school choice week!

To learn more about the movie and watch a trailer, check out the Kids Aren’t Cars website

The Internet: Gutenberg Press of the 21st Century?

Celebrate liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on January 24th 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.

In its obituary of internet pioneer Michael Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg, the New York Times quoted Hart as saying that the internet has the potential of “overturning all established power structures.” The parallels between the Gutenberg press’s history of overturning power structures over the last 500 years and the Internet’s proven ability to do the same in our time are staggering. We will review some of those impacts that the Gutenberg press had, and that the Internet is now having. Printed copies of this presentation will be for sale as well.

Bob Adelmann will present tonight’s topic 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.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and awesome happy hour deals along with a door prize or two.

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

For more info:email 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.

What does the Declaration of Independence really say?

Celebrate liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on January 10th 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 presentation / discussion will cover: treason, history, Blackwell, Bastiat, the Founders, unalienable vs. inalienable rights, AND your opinions.

Leah Hotchkiss 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.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and awesome happy hour deals along with a door prize or two.

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

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

For more info:email 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.

Servin’ Up Some Austrian Economics Jan. 16th!

Grillin’ and Chillin’ with Dr. John P. Cochran–
“Austrian Economics with a dash of Mises/Hayek”

Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks) Happy Hour
January 16, 2012
Sheraton Denver West Hotel
Red Rocks Grille Lounge (bar/restaurant adjacent to the lobby)
360 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, Co., 80228
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Red Rocks goes “game on” for 2012 with a year long focus on Austrian Economics, plus, we’ll tackle divisive issues facing the USA, and give everyone another opportunity to take a concealed weapons permit class.

We’re kicking-off our Austrian Economics programming with an “intro” segment, featuring Dr. John P. Cochran, former Dean of the Business School and a current professor of economics at the Metropolitan State College of Denver Dr. Cochran is a Senior Scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and is the co-author of The Hayek-Keynes Debate: Lessons for Current Business Cycle Research. Additional details about our most distinguished speaker may be found at http://www.mscd.edu/searchchannel/jsp/directoryprofile/profile.jsp?uName=cochranj

January 16 is also Martin Luther King Day, celebrated for the last 26 years by the Annual MLK Marade (march + parade). If you have the day off, please support the Rocky Mountain Black Tea Party, and join our February 6th guest speaker, Derrick Wilburn, for the Marade. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:00am at the “I Have a Dream” monument in City Park, the Marade then follows a route down Colfax Ave and ends at the Denver Civic Center. If you are able to join our friends at the Rocky Mountain Black Tea Party for this special annual event, please contact Derrick Wilburn at admin@RMBTP.org and let him know you plan on attending.

Upcoming events

January 23, 2012
Treasure Walker Stapleton, Colorado Christian University, 7-9p.m.
Details at Facebook group page:Taxpayers’ Responsible School Budget

February 6, 2012
Liberty on the Rocks (Red Rocks) Happy Hour
Derrick Wilburn of the Rocky Mountain Black Tea Party

Dr. John P. Cochran Event Details

January 16, 2012
Sheraton Denver West Hotel
Red Rocks Grill (bar/restaurant adjacent to the lobby)
360 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, Co., 80228
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Happy hour from 5:30- 7:00 p.m. (Speakers generally begin at 6:00)

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

Oh what fun…the Dec. 5th Christmas Party will be!

RED ROCKS 3rd ANNUAL POLITICALLY INCORRECT HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

When?
DECEMBER 5TH
5:30 – 8:30P.M.

Where?
PLEASE NOTE:

LOCATION WILL BE FORWARDED TO RSVP’S ONLY BECAUSE I NEED AN ACCURATE HEAD COUNT! WE WILL BE MEETING WITHIN A MILE RADIUS OF THE COLORADO MILLS MALL. RSVP (name and number of guests, please) sacco@LibertyOnTheRocks.org

Attire?
CLOTHING IS NOT OPTIONAL SO WE SUGGEST THAT YOU WEAR AN UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER, CHRISTMAS PJ’S, LIBERTY GARB, OR COME DRESSED AS YOUR FAVORITE POLITICIAN, WITH SOME SWAG OR SUCH FOR A FEW “BEST” DRESSED.

WE WILL PROVIDE A BUDGET-LIMITED, BUT INSPIRING AMOUNT OF PIZZA AND BEER! THIS IS OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, AND FREE MARKETS!

PLEASE BRING SNACKS, DESSERTS, AND OTHER BEVERAGES TO SHARE IF YOU WOULD LIKE (ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T DRINK BEER)!

THE MAIN EVENT

Save your TV from the snarky insults you’ve been hurling at it during the presidential candidate forums (you know you have!) and bring them on down to our first ever “mock” team debate, with YOU as the candidate surrogate! Here’s your chance to sound off on what you think is REALLY on the candidates’ minds – with an “independent” judge scoring the match for “best” politically incorrect answers. Be prepared to laugh your patooties off!

TEAMS WILL BE BROKEN DOWN AS FOLLOWS:

TEAM NEWT THE “GRINCH”
TEAM “ELF THE FED” PAUL
TEAM “CANDYMAN” CAIN
TEAM “MITT-LETOE” ROMNEY