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The Mr. Hydes of Jekyll Island… Liberty on the Rocks

Please join us as we gather in the name of Liberty on January 25th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colo Spgs.) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

Our guest speaker: Bob Adelmann will present: “Who are the Mr. Hydes of Jekyll Island?”, a presentation on the History of the Federal Reserve. Bob graduated from Cornell University with two degrees, including a Masters of Business Administration with a major in Economics and Finance. He has an extensive background with the John Birch Society, is active in the freedom fight / liberty movement and writes regularly for the New American Magazine.

You don’t want to miss this excellent presentation and opportunity to discuss this topic and more with fellow liberty lovers.

We will have free copies of Independence Institute’s: Citizens Budget – Road Map for Sustainable Government in Colorado, booklets (while supplies last). As well as new supporting LOTR membership packages and more.

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 8th: Debating the 14th Amendment

Feb. 22, 2011: Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday ! An honest discussion about one of our nation’s most famous founders.

Liberty on the Rocks is today’s gathering place where you can become acquainted with others who believe in freedom and where we can share our thoughts and ideas on ways to restore liberty in America. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, social organization that seeks to unite individuals, regardless of political affiliation, who desire liberty. With the goal of facilitating networks, friendships and intelligent conversation.

Liberty on the Rocks seeks to initiate the energy and dialogue necessary to move America from the grassroots up, toward the constitutional principles of freedom used to found this nation.

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.

What’s in a name?

Kit Carson Mountain, one of Colorado’s 54 fourteeners, lies in the Sangre de Cristo Range near Crestone Peak and Crestone Needle. The small San Luis Valley community of Crestone is anchored below these majestic peaks and is ground zero in a name change petition controversy.

Residents of Crestone have petitioned the federal government to officially change the name of 14,165-foot Kit Carson Mountain to Mount Crestone. The petition has brought about a debate on Kit Carson and divided the community which has become known for attracting more liberal-minded politically correct people and followers of eastern religion. It seems that these recent residents want to remove Carson’s name because of the Union government’s 1863 – 1864 campaign against the Navajo people which Carson led, resulting in the “Long Walk” or the Navajo’s version of President Jackson’s Trail of Tears.Kit Carson

On the other side of this debate you’ll find mountain climbers, the U. S. Forest Service, local old timers, and historians who contest changing the name of this mountain peak which has held Carson’s name since 1873. The opponents to the name change petition cite various reasons for allowing Kit Carson’s name to remain, including the potential confusion to fire fighters and hikers, changing and reprinting maps, and paying respect to a historical figure who explored and helped open the West prompted by President Polk’s continuation of Monroe’s policy of Manifest Destiny.

This petition debate is much more than a simple argument over a name. I liken this controversy to just another step in the culture war being waged in this nation. Some of you may think it should be handled at the local level and let the community name their peak whatever they want, but I see things more as a domino effect reeking of political correctness.

Let’s suppose that after Kit Carson Mountain’s name gets renamed to Mount Crestone (which would make three Crestone peak names near each other), the folks behind the petition drive decide that we need to change the name of the Sangre de Cristo Range (Blood of Christ) to something completely different and bland. Possibly a name that would allow this majestic range to be released from the implied honor that Spaniards gave the range in reference to Christ. My knowledge of western history has taught me that many acts of brutality have been associated with both the Spaniards and the Christian faith. Is that sufficient reason to change the name of a mountain range? Absolutely not!

In not too distant Archuleta County, you’ll find Jackson Mountain (named after photographer, W. H. Jackson) in the Holy Cross Wilderness. A mountain nowhere near as impressive as Kit Carson Mountain, climbing to a mere 8,862 feet, but whose name could easily be confused with President Jackson by the politically correct. Add to that the potential tie to the Christian association of the mountain’s named wilderness area and we can have another petition for a name change.

While they’re at it, they should include Jackson County, Colorado, to the name change list. At least it would be removing the name of another brutal American hero in the eyes of those want to rewrite our nation’s history.

Should the residents of the communities who see Pikes Peak from their front porch petition to change the name of Zebulon Pike’s mountain to reflect a more modern tone? Maybe we should change Pikes Peak to America’s Peak? Or Garden of the Gods could be renamed the Valley of Sandstone Sculptures.

I’m sure by now you’re becoming painfully aware of how political correctness and the rewriting of history can destroy the living color of our past and turn everything to blasé, black and white.

The renaming of Kit Carson Mountain is just another step to rid our world of western culture. Therefore, I side with the old timers and ask that the feds refuse to grant the request to rename the peak.

Are we there yet? LOTR Wine Tasting with Suthers & Tancredo

Join Liberty on the Rocks and proudly toast to your Freedom and Liberty this October 26th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm as we gather in the name of Liberty at the 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.

Colorado Attorney General, John Suthers & CO gubernatorial candidate, Tom Tancredo will be our guest speakers.

This will be a great opportunity to have some fun tasting wines in the historic spa building in Manitou Springs, meet John Suthers, Tom Tancredo and network with fellow liberty lovers!

$10 per person includes tasting of 4 red and or white wines and a full glass of your choice.  Please bring some crackers, cheese or what ever you would like to share with us that goes well with vino.

Upcoming LOTR Events:

 

Nov 2nd: Election Night … watch the results with other liberty lovers and enjoy some candid conversations ( @ Dublin House)

Nov. 9th: A Wake for Lady Liberty – a celebration of Lady Liberty as she is near dead. You don’t want to miss this one! (@ Dublin House)

Nov. 23rd
: This is Thanksgiving week … but we will still gather to celebrate Liberty and my wife’s birthday. ( @Dublin House)

Dec. 14th: Christmas Party @ D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs

Feb. 22, 2011: Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday !

Liberty on the Rocks is today’s gathering place where you can become acquainted with others who believe in freedom and where we can share our thoughts and ideas on ways to restore liberty in America. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, social organization that seeks to unite individuals, regardless of political affiliation, who desire liberty. With the goal of facilitating networks, friendships and intelligent conversation.

Liberty on the Rocks seeks to initiate the energy and dialogue necessary to move America from the grassroots up, toward the constitutional principles of freedom used to found this nation.

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.

Liberty on the Rocks – Spontaneous Thoughts, a CLEAR Discussion….

Please join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on October 12th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colo Spgs.).

Matt Arnold, President of Clear the Bench Colorado will be our guest speaker sharing his views on the Colorado State Supreme Court and the importance of voting to get rid of or keep judges. Plus we will take time for some good spontaneous thought and have an open di…scussion on the upcoming election, the candidates, issues and whatever else comes to mind.

Upcoming LOTR Events:

Oct. 19th @6pm Mike Popolano (FBI Ret.) will be sharing with us a modern history of Radical Islam. This is a special presentation. Not a typical LOTR night. ( @ Dublin House)

Oct. 26th TBD? ( something fun is in the works)

Nov 2nd: Election Night … watch the results with other liberty lovers and enjoy some candid conversations ( @ Dublin House)

Nov. 9th: A Wake for Lady Liberty – a celebration of Lady Liberty as she is near dead. You don’t want to miss this one! (@ Dublin House)

Nov. 23rd
: This is Thanksgiving week … but we will still gather to celebrate Liberty and my wife’s birthday. ( @Dublin House)

Dec. 14th: Christmas Party @ D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs

Liberty on the Rocks is today’s gathering place where you can become acquainted with others who believe in freedom and where we can share our thoughts and ideas on ways to restore liberty in America. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, social organization that seeks to unite individuals, regardless of political affiliation, who desire liberty. With the goal of facilitating networks, friendships and intelligent conversation.

Liberty on the Rocks seeks to initiate the energy and dialogue necessary to move America from the grassroots up, toward the constitutional principles of freedom used to found this nation.

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.

Liberty on the Rocks – Supreme Court and the 14th Amendment

Please join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on September 28th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colo Spgs.).

Mark Braunlich will share his findings on the Supreme Court and the 14th Amendment. He will discuss: The U.S. Supreme Court’s use of 14th Amendment to nationalize state authority through the invented judicial doctrines of Incorporation and Substantive Due Process.

Mark Braunlich has a B.A. in Economics and earned his law degree in his mid-50s. He has lived in Russia and the Netherlands. He recently began to look at how we the people can empower our state governments to put the federal juggernaut back in its constitutional box.

Liberty on the Rocks is today’s gathering place where you can become acquainted with others who believe in freedom and where we can share our thoughts and ideas on ways to restore liberty in America. We are a non-partisan, non-profit, social organization that seeks to unite individuals, regardless of political affiliation, who desire liberty. With the goal of facilitating networks, friendships and intelligent conversation.

Liberty on the Rocks seeks to initiate the energy and dialogue necessary to move America from the grassroots up, toward the constitutional principles of freedom used to found this nation.

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.