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Join Congressman Bob Beauprez at the Relaunch of LOTR DTC!

[ January 31, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] 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 [...] [...]

Liberty on the Rocks Happy Hour: Discussing the Financial Crisis

[ February 1, 2012; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Join fellow liberty enthusiasts this Wednesday night at Choppers Sports Grill for happy hour, networking, and a brief discussion about the economic recession and the economy. We will be joined by special guest Brian Ochsner, a political activist with an extensive financial background. He will provide a short presentation on the topic: “What Caused The Financial/Economic [...] [...]

CPAC “on the Rocks” – February 10th in D.C.!

Attention all CPAC attendees! Join Liberty on the Rocks on Friday, Feb. 10th for a late-night happy hour at Madam’s Organ. It’s what we’re calling “CPAC on the Rocks.” This event will combine the vigor of our traditional happy hours with the liveliness of CPAC weekend and the energy of Adam’s Morgan for what is [...]

Join Jacob Sullum from Reason @ LOTR Happy Hour in Fort Worth!

Join fellow liberty enthusiasts in Fort Worth for Liberty on the Rocks happy hour with special guest Jacob Sullum from Reason! Mr. Sullum will be discussing “Loony Liquor Laws” and answering questions from the audience.

Among other examples of alcohol-control insanity, he will discuss Pennsylvania’s “wine kiosks” and Texas restrictions on beer marketing that were [...]

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 [...] [...]

Calling Ron Paul “isolationist” is either ignorant or dishonest.

Words have meanings, people.

There are many legitimate criticisms of Ron Paul, but calling him “isolationist” is simply a misuse of the word. It is either done purposefully to misrepresent and impugn him or out of ignorance. From Merriam-Webster:

 Isolationism - a policy of national isolation by abstention from alliances and other international political and economic relations.

(emphasis added).

Any statement that Paul wants the U.S. to refuse to trade with or engage in economic relations with other countries is nonsense. He is the furthest possible thing from a mercantilist. He is more of a free-trader than any of the other three remaining Republican presidential candidates.

Paul’s position is clear: “Free trade with all and entangling alliances with none has always been the best policy in dealing with other countries on the world stage.” This belief is a rarity in modern politics. Criticize it as dangerous if you wish. Call it foolish. Call it naive. Call it something accurate, but don’t call it “isolationist.”

You may think him an unelectable dogmatic kook. That is an opinion and you can have it. But when you describe actual policy, try not to make yourself look foolish. Use the actual meanings of words.


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Next Meeting (02/05/2012)

First meeting for February. Plenty to talk about, from CPAC 2012 to the GOP race. Hope to see all the regulars as well as old friends and newbies are always welcome. Cheers for liberty! NOTE: Change of venue for one week only due to Super Bowl XLVI later in the day, St. Augustine’s will not be [...] [...]

Freedom February

in partnership with

Pikes Peak Economics Club, Liberty on the Rocks & Americans For Prosperity-Colorado present

Freedoms Worth Fighting For A Short Course in the Founding Fundamentals

Featuring Dr. Thomas Krannawitter Renown Constitutional scholar & lecturer

In this three part series of presentations and lectures, we will explore the principles of freedom and the first regime in [...] [...]

East Nashville Happy Hour

[ February 1, 2012; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Wednesday, February first Liberty on the Rocks is now proudly having twice a month social meetups for people interested in furthering the ideas of liberty.  Whether you missed the 3rd Thursday happy hour, or just can’t get enough lively discussion – you’ll enjoy Liberty on the Rocks. Make new friends or meet up [...] [...]

Taxis Limos and the fight for free markets in Nashville

Last night at Mafioza’s, long time Liberty on the Rocks member, Rod Williams, brought along Mr. Bokhari from the limousine service Metro Livery. It was great for Ali to share his story with our group; you may have heard about Metro Livery’s lawsuit against the City of Nashville for a city regulation that is holding [...] [...]