March 4, 2015 at 7:19 am

In This Issue From the Chair

  • Printed?

  • Republican Breakfast (March 4, 2015 @ 7 a.m. in Longmont)

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

  • Muni Financials (March 5, 2015 6-8 p.m.)

  • Liberty on the Rocks (LOTR)  (March 9, 2015 6:00 p.m.)

  • Skype conference call to organize the Campus Libertarians (March 9, 2015 @ 9:30 p.m.)

  • A Table at CU (March 11, 2015, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • Professor Birzer


Our very own Quentin McKenna wrote to me:

  • I noticed that my letter got into the blog.  However, I don’t subscribe to the Daily Camera so I don’t know whether it also got printed or not.  Might you have seen it printed in the paper?

If you have a link to Quentin’s article and/or the answer to whether it was published in the printed edition, please contact me: and I will pass on to Quentin.

Republican Breakfast (March 4, 2015 @ 7 a.m. in Longmont)

I usually go to the Boulder County Republican’s breakfast.  They usually have terrific speakers. Sometimes I even steal one or two of them for our lunch.

Their breakfasts are the first Wednesday of each month at the ungodly hour of 7 a.m.  It costs $11 and the food is quite good.

This month’s speak will be Robert Schutzius. Robert has more than 23 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having held both technical and financial roles with Shell, ARCO, North American Exploration, and now Anadarko.

More info here:

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 one of our previous lunches 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.  Both Ken and Dan made arguments for a kind of government intervention in the marketplace that left me quite unhappy.

Muni Financials (March 5, 2015 6-8 p.m.)

Our Cate reports:

  • There will be a presentation from about muni financials, modeling and options, on Thurs. 3/5, 6-8pm, Boulder Library, Boulder Creek Room. Seating is limited to 70, so RSVP is needed:


  • More info:!activities/c1ifl

Liberty on the Rocks (LOTR)  (March 9, 2015 6:00 p.m.)
This is not a Libertarian Party event but I mention it because many of you have expressed interest in knowing about it

Join us on Monday, March 9th for a panel discussion on Intellectual Property, with a Q&A session following the presentations. This is the first time we have covered this topic at Flatirons Liberty on the Rocks, and we’re excited to hear two completely different perspectives on it.

    Monday, March 9th.
Doors at 6pm, Speaker at 7pm
    Miller’s Bar and Grille
103 South Public Rd., Lafayette

Skype conference call to organize the Campus Libertarians (March 9, 2015 @ 9:30 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!

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.

See the section immediately below.

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

A Table at CU (March 11, 2015, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

The CU Libertarians, Bill Gibson (LPBC treasurer), and I (LPBC Chair) have agreed to be at a table to try to further organize the CU Libertarians.

Our very own Hetty has also volunteered to help, uh, man the table.  Where do you get your energy, Hetty?!?!?!

It is important that we get young people involved in the Libertarian Party or we will only be talking to an aging population of libertarians.


  • The 30-odd CU young people on this mailing list, and
  • The 180-or-so others

on this mailing list help us for as much time as you can on Wednesday, March 11?

We will be indoors at the UMC at CU near the Packard dining hall so weather and comfort should not be an issue.

Please help.  Please call me at 303-912-9356 or email me at if you can help.

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.

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The above was in the last newsletter.  Professor Birzer sent me the following correction.

  • Birzer has HAPPILY agreed to do so!  Thanks, Ralph.  You made my evening.

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: Libertarian Conundrums
Libertarian Party of Boulder County

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