Liberty on the Rocks is a non-profit libertarian organization designed to educate, connect, and activate liberty enthusiasts around the world. Through local chapters and events, citizens and activists throughout the country can increase the size of their networks, enhance their understanding of economics and the philosophy of freedom, widen their knowledge of local and national educational outlets, and increase their opportunities for involvement. LOTR is a meeting place for classical liberals, libertarians, civil libertarians, free marketers, and those curious or new to the ideas of liberty. It is a place to discuss the ideas of liberty, *not* for electoral politics.
Our Philosophies/Information Promoted Via LOTR:
Liberty on the Rocks promotes the ideals of free market economics and the philosophy of freedom. The following list contains major organizations and/or people we as an organization market to the public. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Ludwig Von Mises Institute
Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)
Economic Freedom Project
Institue for Humane Studies (IHS)
Future of Freedom Foundation
The Independent Institute
Students for Liberty
Economist Tom Woods
Economist David Friedman
Economist Murray Rothbard
Liberty on the Rocks is a 501(c)(3), non-partisan social and educational organization committed to increasing the size and effectiveness of the liberty movement.
Through its local networks and events, liberty advocates across the country are connected with leaders in the movement, free market organizations, information, opportunities for involvement, and others in their community; helping libertarian activists increase their understanding, build their network, and promote liberty more effectively.
LOTR networks establish a regular meeting place and time where free market leaders, advocates and enthusiasts get together socially to share ideas, increase their knowledge, learn about free markets and the philosophy of freedom.
In the spring of 2008 three friends sat down with the intention of discovering ways they could foster a much-needed liberty movement in their local community. They concluded that the best way to encourage unity among liberty-oriented individuals in their area was to hold social meet-ups at a local tavern so people had the chance to interact with and learn from one another. They held their first meeting in May of 2008 at My Brother’s Bar in Denver. Fourteen people showed up to share their thoughts on liberty and how to best achieve it in America today. From there the grassroots movement had begun. Once Liberty on the Rocks Denver was established and deemed successful, other chapters would soon appear in other states as well as other cities in Colorado.
Liberty on the Rocks is currently working to assist individuals with establishing local social networks aimed at uniting liberty-oriented thinkers within their community. These social clubs also focus on providing a forum that encourages individuals to network with local freedom-based organizations and activists. Liberty on the Rocks will work with all liberty-focused 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.
The overall purpose of these liberty clubs is to establish a welcoming, inclusive environment where libertarian thinkers are free to share ideas, gain and disseminate knowledge, and to learn new opportunities for becoming better informed and involved. Establishing a social environment such as this is the first step towards creating a powerful group of individuals motivated to work together to promote freedom and individual liberty.
Does Liberty on the Rocks Support a Specific Political Party?
Absolutely not. The concept behind Liberty on the Rocks is that it shouldn’t matter what an individuals political affiliation is, if they support the concepts of individual rights and free markets. The fact is we all have different opinions on many things, but what we do agree on – freedom – is so important! There are already plenty of partisan clubs. This is not one of them. Liberty on the Rocks welcomes individuals from all political parties and ideologies open to the ideals of liberty, s0 long as they are willing to engage in polite civil discourse and refrain from being rude or obnoxious.
Are Candidates Running for Office Welcome at Liberty on the Rocks?
Our organization is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend the meet-ups to learn more about the principles of economics and liberty and to meet other freedom lovers in their community. However, Liberty on the Rocks does not endorse or oppose candidates in any election at any time and does not promote materials that either support or oppose specific candidates. If Liberty on the Rocks chapters wish to educate members on where the candidates stand they are welcome to invite them to attend the event in order to mingle with patrons one on one. We simply want to make it clear that we do not favor or oppose any candidate for office! We encourage citizens to learn the facts and decide for themselves – which includes taking the time to determine whether voting is worth their time in the first place.