LOTR DC Happy Hour ft. Bartab TONIGHT!

Liberty on the Rocks DC: April Happy Hour ft. Bartab | April 27, 2011 @ 6:00PM

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Sign of the Whale

1825 M Street, NW

Washington, DC

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Liberty on the Rocks has officially partnered up with Bartab! Join us at Sign of the Whale in the back bar to cap off the work day and grab some $1 drinks.**MENTION LIBERTY ON THE ROCKS AT THE DOOR FOR HALF-PRICED BEER, WINE, AND MIXED DRINKS FROM 6 – 8 PM.**It’s going to be a great night with giveaways, Liberty on the Rocks guest bartending, and the best part – Bartab is hooking you up with your first drink for just $1! Just follow the link below to get your drink – and redeem it at the bar for just $1 on your cell phone using Bartab:

To learn more about Liberty on the Rocks DC:

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Sign of the Whale is easily accessible from the Farragut West, Farragut North, and Dupont Circle Metro stations:

See you there!

Announcing the Lucky Winners of Two Apple iPads!

Liberty on the Rocks is pleased to announce two winners have been selected for our recent outreach contest which came to an end today at 1 PM (ET). Congratulations to Chase Kronzer of Washington D.C. and Jason Walker of Colorado Springs, who were determined our winners upon a random computer selection. Chase and Jason will each receive Apple gift cards totaling $600 to use as they please (but seriously, we think they’ll get some iPads!). Jason and Chase, we hope your new electronic devices will make it that much easier for you to spread the ideals of liberty and free markets, from wherever you may be!

We would also like to thank the rest of the contestants for connecting with Liberty on the Rocks, whether at CPAC, the Students for Liberty conference or online. We hope to have the opportunity to work alongside you into the future to steer this country onto the path of freedom. With an ever increasing debt and the sparks of protest breaking out at the mere mention of cuts, it’s clear that our work has only begun. To maintain a free and prosperous nation, we must first convince our fellow countrymen that they too desire to be free. It will take time, patience, camaraderie, education and discussion. Throughout this long lasting battle of ideas, Liberty on the Rocks will be there to connect freedom lovers nationwide and to encourage and support education, involvement and activism.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our Apple iPad contest. And congratulations to our two lucky winners!

In Liberty,

Amanda J. Teresi


Liberty on the Rocks DC:

After Party ft. Big Government Gary | February 19, 2011 @ 8:00PM


McFadden’s DC
2401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C.

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Come celebrate a fantastic month for liberty with Liberty on the Rocks DC and Big Government Gary (literally the BIGGEST advocate for limited government) after the Saturday of the Students for Liberty International Conference.

Drink specials: $3 Bud Lights and other great specials.

McFadden’s is only 2 blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro and a short distance from the site of the Students for Liberty International Conference at the George Washington University campus.

Liberty on the Rocks is 501(c)(3) non-partisan social network that seeks to connect freedom-minded individuals, promote the ideals of free markets and individual rights and encourage liberty-oriented activism. We believe political parties are only as good as the ideas behind them, so we welcome individuals from all political affiliations who believe in freedom to meet one another and work together to enhance liberty in America.

For more information about McFadden’s, visit

DC Liberty on the Rocks Happy Hour

Liberty on the Rocks DC: January Happy Hour
Wednesday, January 26, 2010 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
The 51st State Tavern
2512 L Street NW
Washington, D.C.

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The holidays are over and everything is back to the norm. Some of us are going strong with our New Year’s Resolutions, while others are counting down the days to Spring. Regardless, join Liberty on the Rocks DC at our January Happy Hour at the 51st State Tavern (UPSTAIRS) in Foggy Bottom.

We invite all newcomers, so bring your friends so that they can learn about the liberty movement while enjoying a drink with DC’s finest.

Drink specials:
$3.00-$3.50 Beer & Rail Drinks
$3.75 Smirnoff Mixed Drinks
$5.75 Smirnoff Specialty Martinis

The 51st State Tavern is a few blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro. For more info, check out:

Liberty on the Rocks DC: Holiday Karaoke Party and Food Drive! | December 16th @ 6:00PM

Thursday, December 16, 2010 · 6:00PM – 9:00PM
SoBe Bar & Bistro

3100 Clarendon Blvd. (In the courtyard behind Mister Days)

Arlington, VA

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Join your liberty minded friends at Liberty on the Rock DC’s Holiday Karaoke Party and Food Drive at Sobe Bar & Bistro for some holly jolly fun.

Holiday Karaoke Party: Expect great drink specials, Karaoke Karoling after 8, Hayek talks, heavy decorations, and photo opps with Santa.

Bring in non-perishable food items to benefit DC Central Kitchen. For each item you bring, you’re entered for a chance to win a gift certificate provided by Sobe Bar & Bistro and Mister Days.

Location: SoBe Bar & Bistro is located at 3100 Clarendon Blvd., (In the Courtyard behind Mister Days). For a map, follow the link:
Metro: One block from the Clarendon Metro stop on the Orange Line.

Book Highlight: The Creature from Jekyll Island, A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Griffin


At our September Happy Hour and Book Giveaway, The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve by G. Edward Grffin was handed out to our guests. The book offers readers a chance to read the “true” history of the Federal Reserve System. As the description on narrates,

Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magicians’ secrets are unveiled. We get a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, their pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A dry and boring subject? Just wait!

You’ll be hooked in five minutes. Reads like a detective story – which it really is. But it’s all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of all history. It’s all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity.

Creature from Jekyll Island is a “must read.” Your world view will definitely change.

If you interested in obtaining a copy and are in the DC area, please send an email to

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.

Washington DC Kicks Off Liberty On The Rocks!

Liberty on the Rocks DC: “Loosen your tie and free your mind.”

Meet and mingle with liberty-minded young professionals in the DC area as you take advantage of great happy hour specials and develop connections! We’ll need your help to kick off the DC chapter right!

The Iron Horse Saloon is within walking distance from the metro and features skeeball, video games, and more in the private section of the bar.

Liberty on the Rocks is a grassroots organization whose goal is to help people establish social environments to educate, unite and activate liberty-minded individuals within their community. Networks aim to unite individuals not only with one another, but also with the freedom-based organizations in their local communities. Liberty on the Rocks will work with all liberty-oriented organizations and/or groups to help connect them with potential students, volunteers and/or members, so they may better expose their message and the educational information they produce to individuals in their community. With chapters in cities from Phoenix to Denver, Vancouver to Nashville, it was about time to harness the power of the movement in the nation’s capital.


The Iron Horse Tap Room
507 Seventh St NW
Washington, DC

The Strategy – A Long Term Approach to Freedom

Rather than simply trying to pick the best candidates, I see the goal as trying to encourage more people to consider and look into (for lack of a better term) *Libertarian ideals.  This is not as a ploy to get new Libertarian registrations (which I don’t see as bad), but rather to get more people thinking with a “Libertarian” mindset.  If a majority of individuals begin to adopt three quarters (or more) of the Libertarian argument, we will no doubt see a change in what happens in our government.  Could you imagine if most of the people in this country demanded free trade, fewer regulations, less spending and taxes and an increase in individual rights across the board?

I see an informed majority demanding real change in government as the only way to truly bring freedom back to America.  Legislators often do what the majority demands.  It is not as though many don’t want universal health care; the problem is that too many do.  And too many vote over and over again to tax and spend the money of the so-called “rich”.  The only way I see us ever getting on the course intended by our Founding Fathers is for liberty-minded folks to become the majority.  We need to inform people, and to encourage them to keep an open mind.  But we must first start with ourselves.  We, the lovers of freedom and justice, must keep our minds open and learn all we can.  To assume we know it all is a dangerous thought.  It makes us close our minds to new ideas and can dampen our efforts at influencing others.

We must be the advocates of freedom, and weave our fight into our daily routine.  Over dinner, drinks or casual conversation, we can mention (without malice) things others may not know and ask their opinion.  These ideas must get into everyday conversations around the country, and those who truly wish to defend our individual liberties must find a way to do so.

To help start the process of getting new ideas into the mainstream, Liberty on the Rocks has created (super cool) informational stickers.  These are the first two, and there will be more to follow.  They will eventually come in the form of t-shirts.  We hope this helps to get the conversation started, even if it only plays a small part.

By purchasing one or more stickers today, you will not only help to start the conversation by proudly displaying your stickers, but you will also help to fuel the nationwide Liberty on the Rocks movement.  All proceeds go to Liberty on the Rocks – both its educational efforts and the expansion of its social networks on a national scale.   Get yours today!

LOTR Stickers

To order your sticker, simply send cash or check to:

Liberty on the Rocks
P.O. BOX 9632
Denver, CO

Stickers are $5.00 a piece.  Please be sure to put in a short note listing the sticker(s) you want and your return address.

These stickers can also be purchased at the following Liberty on the Rocks meet-ups: Denver, Red Rocks and the Denver Tech Center.

*I use the word Libertarian because it’s the best way, in my opinion, to sum up the idea of an “advocate for liberty and justice”.  I am not for or against any party. I am an advocate of principle.