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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

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.

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.

Shakedown Socialism – Progress to Nowhere

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty with our special guest, author, Oleg Atbashian on August 23rd, 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

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and wines with light appetizers. We will also be celebrating my birthday. Rsvp’s are encourged! RSVP to david@libertyontherocks.org

Oleg Atbashian was born and raised in the Ukraine; he has been a teacher, a translator, a freelance journalist, and at one time a propaganda artist, creating graphical agitprop for the local party committee in Siberia.  In 1994 he emigrated to the USA hoping to live in a country that was ruled by reason and common sense. He is the creator of ThePeoplesCube.com and author of Shakedown Socialism.  He will have autographed copies of his book available for purchase.

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.

Some Upcoming …LOTR Events:

September 13th, 5:30pm @ Dublin House, Clem Borkowski presents:The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

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

October 25th: 5:30pm: @ Dublin House,   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  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.

Israel… Facts & Myths

Please join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on August 9th, 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 : Israel… Facts & Myths.

Jax Bubis will lead a brief overview of the history of the State of Israel.  Then a look at some of the most common myths including: The Freedom Flotilla (Gaza), The West Bank, the name Palestine, Occupation/Imperialism and more. Of course as always, we will then keep in the tradition of our founders and enjoy a good respectful tavern style discussion.

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.

Some Upcoming …LOTR Events:

August 23rd, 6pm: Oleg Atbashian author of Shakedown Socialism , founder of  ThePeoplesCube.com Plus a Birthday Celebration &  Wine Tasting—D’Vine Wines in Manitou (RSVP to david@libertyontherocks.org is encouraged)

September 13th, 5:30pm @ Dublin House, Clem Borkowski presents:The Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

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

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  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 Happy Hour – A gathering for Liberty!

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on May 10th, 7pm to 9pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

Please note that we will start at 7pm, not our normal 5:30pm.

Come on out and enjoy some awesome happy hour deals until 9pm enjoying great conversations with fellow liberty lovers and get caught up on what’s happening in the political world of our city, state and the nation. Be prepared for some trivia and the infamous 30 second soapbox, So come on out and  join in the discussion . You won’t be disappointed .

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.

Upcoming …LOTR Events:

May 24th: Wine Tasting—D’Vine Wines in Manitou. 6pm -8pm
Mike Holler , author of, “The Constitution Made Easy” will be our guest speaker.

June 14th: Flag Day,  Empire or Republic? Are we really free?

LOTR  – Concealed weapons permit class will be held in  June.

Whistling Pines Gun Club / BBQ fundraiser later this summer.

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.

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.

Wine Tasting – A Taste of Freedom!

Join Liberty on the Rocks and proudly toast to your Freedom and Liberty this September 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm as we gather in support of Liberty for a wine tasting at Water 2 Wine (8130 South University Blvd., Centennial, CO) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

Sample and choose from Water 2 Wine’s more than 100 wines from 13 countries and allow your taste buds to travel around the world. Light appetizers will be provided.

Amy Oliver of the Independence Institute and Mothers Against Debt will be our guest speaker discussing the hot topic of: Transparency in Government.

Enjoy the wine, light appetizers and entertainment while supporting Liberty on the Rocks for only:
$20.00 per person

RSVP is required as seating is limited.

Rsvp to: David Kelly david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Contact David Kelly for more information and payment options.

This is a Liberty on the Rocks exclusive event.

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks, and LOTR does not endorse any candidate in any election.