LOTR; AFP & Initiative; CU Libertarians; Freedom Fest; Conundrums; Birzer; Quarterly Meeting

February 22, 2015 at 11:41 pm

In This Issue From the Chair

Liberty On The Rocks

 Initiatives & American For Prosperity (February 26, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.)

 Skype conference call to organize the Campus Libertarians (February 23, 2015 @ 9 p.m.)

 Freedom Fest

 Libertarian Conundrums

 Professor Birzer

 LPBC Quarterly Meeting (May 14, 2015 @ noon)


Liberty On The Rocks (LOTR)

This is not a Libertarian Party event yet I am sure many of you may want to be aware of these events:

     Monday, February 23rd.
Doors at 6pm, Speaker at 7pm
     Miller’s Bar and Grille
103 South Public Rd., Lafayette

They meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 6-9pm at Miller’s Grille, 103 South Public Rd. Lafayette, CO 80026. No cover charge; donations accepted.

There has been a major battle brewing in Colorado over the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, so we’re bringing in one of the leading authorities on the subject, Mr. Penn Pfiffner, to talk about it. After a short refresher on the form and function of TABOR, we’ll be discussing the current legal attacks and the defenses being offered.
Understanding TABOR is as easy as it is crucial, so join us on Monday, February 23 at Miller’s Grille in Lafayette to load up on some intellectual ammunition so you can defend your rights as taxpayers when speaking with friends and colleagues who may be unwittingly trying to take them away.
Penn Pfiffner was an early leader and proponent of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) and served as Regional Coordinator in the 1986 effort. He served on the TABOR Committee in subsequent years and is the current Chair. He led the opposition campaigns to the anti-TABOR Amendment 59 in 2008 and the tax increase proposal, Proposition 103.


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Initiatives and Americans For Prosperity (February 26, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.)


Americans for Prosperity will be coming to our lunch.

We will be discussing the nuts and bolts of how to get a citizen’s initiative on the ballot.  Perhaps the Libertarian Party and Americans For Prosperity can help each other.

Skype conference call to organize the Campus Libertarians (February 23, 2015 @ 9 p.m.)

Ryan Hite (CU senior) has worked hard on helping organize the Campus Libertarians to be recognized as an official group.  Thank you so much Ryan!

Ryan points out that funding for student groups is a mess. The student group funding has frozen. See http://cuindependent.com/2015/02/06/student-group-budget-increases-frozen/59861

From the above link:

  • The student group had a funding balance that was supposed to last for eight years and was consumed in two, Coffin said. CUSG had been considering a $300,000 increase in SGFB’s budget, to be paid for with student fees, until Coffin ordered the freeze.

Is anyone surprised?

Can you help be at a table at to help recruit members of the CU Libertarians? Time and date has not been set.  Please contact me if you wish to help.  Please join our Skype conference call if you are willing to help set a time.

Our next organizational Skype call meeting takes place at the time above.  If you’d like to be involved, please email me at ralphs@dos32.com

Professor of Conservative Thought Bradley Birzer

Professor Birzer had been such a hit that he has been invited to give yet another presentation on a topic of his choice.

He has agreed to do so. Date not as yet set.  Stay tuned.

LPBC Quarterly Meeting (May 14, 2015 @ noon)

Our bylaws require that we hold a public quarterly meeting.

The next meeting will be held at

  • Carelli’s (unless we have to change venue)

Freedom Fest


Libertarian Conundrums (March 5, 2015 12:30 p.m.)

This will be the first of probably several discussions about the perceived failures of libertarian philosophy.

At our last lunch we discussed the “need” for government intervention in the marketplace when it came to innovations in pollution control.

So this lunch will be devoted to libertarianism and pollution. This will be, basically, a followup to the lunch of February 12 in which Ken presented ideas about his diesel engine pollution control device.

The Back Room at Carrelli’s

We have the back room booked at Carelli’s through the end of March

Greg Carelli tells me he will book us a month at a time.  If we lose the back room for some reason, I will let you guys know, I hope, well in advance.

A reminder that our weekly

Libertarian Lunch
645 30th Street
Boulder 80303
will be held this Thursday at 12:30

This coming Thursday’s topic: Americans for Prosperity and Getting Initiatives on the Ballot
Ralph Shnelvar
Libertarian Party of Boulder County

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