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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!

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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.
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Liberty on The Rocks – Colorado Springs

David Kelly
P.O. Box 63562

Colorado Springs, CO 80962

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.

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.

Are you a Political Turkey? What’s Next?

Join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on November 22nd, 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: Are you a Political Turkey?   & What’s next? We’re going to get back to the basics and open the floor to respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics. No guest speaker or special presentation, just a great open discussion while we celebrate our liberties during this Thanksgiving week .  Plus, let’s take this opportunity to discuss  our LOTR Chapter and what’s next for our group as we prepare for a busy 2012.  So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Upcoming Events:

December 13th: 6 pm @ D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs Celebrate Liberty: A Holiday Party!
Special Guest: Michelle Malkin

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.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: Executing People Che Guevara Style? Self Publishing….

Join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on November 8th, 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.  Plus if the Piping Gods are in our favor, some outlawed tunes may be in the air!

The night’s topic: Executing People Che Guevara Style: Why I Decided to Self-Publish. Our guest speaker, Meira Pentermann 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.

Meira Pentermann advocates for liberty and is an author, small business owner, and fan of twentieth-century history. She is frustrated with the publishing industry’s blatant political bias. Meira is no longer content to write mystery novels. Nine-Tenths is her first self-published novel. In addition to reading and writing, Meira enjoys encouraging and mentoring authors-to-be. Visit her website, http://meirapentermann.com

 

Upcoming Events:

** New Date** November 17th: 6:30pm @ Bemis Hall, Colorado College A Forum:“What if there was no Bill of Rights?”

November 22nd: 5:30pm @ The Dublin House: Are you a Political Turkey? What’s Next?

 

December 13th: 6 pm @ D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs Celebrate Liberty: A Holiday Party!

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.

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.

Who’s your Nanny? Uncle Sammy?

So who is your Nanny?

Is it Uncle Sam or  Governor Hickenlooper?

Maybe it’s  Colorado Rep.  Stephens looking out for you and protecting you from B.O. and his health care plan?

Or it could be your local party serving up ice cream keeping you up to speed while attempting to hold onto their power base filled with entitlements and more ?

Find out by joining us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on September 27th, 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: Nanny-Conservatism. Our guest speaker, Sean Paige will inform us all on the truth of nanny-conservatism in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics.  So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

Sean Paige is executive director of Peak Freedom Forum (formerly the Limited Government Forum) and is the editor of, and a blogger at, Local Liberty Online.org, a website focused on the fight for freedom at the local level. He’s also deputy state director at Americans for Prosperity Colorado.

He’s been heavily involved in local affairs since moving to Colorado Springs from Washington, D.C. in 2002, as both a city council member and an outside critic of city government. He served for five years as editorial page editor at The Colorado Springs Gazette, and spent 14 years before that in the belly of the beast, Washington, D.C., straddling the worlds of politics, journalism and think tanks. His Washington work included stints at the White House and as a congressional staff member. He’s a former spokesman for Citizens Against Government Waste and a former Warren Brookes Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He was also an investigative writer for Insight Magazine, a news weekly published by The Washington Times.

Some Upcoming …LOTR Events:

October 11th, 5:30pm @ Dublin House, Clem Borkowski presents:The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

October 25th: 6 pm: @ D’Vine Wines, 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 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.

What’s up with Canada & North Dakota?

Has the umbilical cord been cut?

Is government inaction the answer to our economic malaise?

Please join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on September 13th, 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. Plus our new feature: This week in our Political World! (Pure Satire).

The night’s topic : The economic recovery of our northern neighbor, Canada  as well as North Dakota.   How can this be?  Bob Adelmann will share his eye opening research on this topic in our LOTR tavern style format. So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

Some Upcoming …LOTR Events:

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

October 11th, 5:30pm @ Dublin House, Clem Borkowski presents:The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

October 25th: 6 pm: @ D’Vine Wines, 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 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.