Thursday, January 25, 2007, 7:00 pm

Colorado University Boulder Campus Lecture

“The Individualist Alternative to the Political Left and Right”
Where: Wolf Law Building (WLFL 207)

American politics is divided today, between the political left and the right–so goes the prevailing wisdom. But the wisdom is wrong: the Bush conservatives’ support for the welfare state at home and for “nation-building” overseas shows how close the political left and right have become. In this talk, Dr. Lewis will demonstrate how common principles of altruism and statism have led both camps into a deadly alliance, against the sovereign individual. This has offered Americans a false alternative between deadly socialist policies. A true alternative would place the sovereign individual–ethically, politically, and economically–as the starting point of a proper politics. It is only the individual which exists, and the protection of his rights is the only proper purpose of government. This is because, ethically, life as a rational man is the only proper standard for a moral code, and individual happiness its only purpose. I live by right! and not by permission.


Friday, January 26th, 2007, 5:30 pm

Young Aristotle Competition and Dinner Lecture

“Early Greek Lawgivers: Solon of Athens and the Discovery of Freedom under Law”
Ridgeview Classical Schools, 1800 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Cost: $10 per ticket, with dinner, reserve with Joe Collins,
The lecture should start around 6:30.

(What a buy! Thank you, Ridgeview School!)

One of the great Greek discoveries is freedom: the right of each person to live his own life as he wishes, and to conduct his individual affairs free from the coercions of others. This discovery was incomplete, and limited to adult male citizens–yet it set the background for all later advancements in freedom. Part of this discovery was the need for laws: objective rules, justly created in open discussion, used to bring order to human life, and carved into stone for all to see. The men who brought these ideas, and these laws, to the Greeks were the lawgivers: men of wisdom and justice, who created just laws. Greek lawgivers understood that freedom requires law, and proper laws can be created only by free men. This talk will focus on the figures of the lawgivers, and their deeds: who were they? What did they do? What is the connection between freedom and law? Is there freedom without law?


Saturday, January 27, 2007, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Seminar on Fighting Socialized Medicine

Dixon’s Restaurant, 16th and Wazee, Downtown Denver
To RSVP, please contact Lin Zinser,

This discussion will focus on recent proposals to impose socialzed medicine in Colorado–and develop a principled strategy to oppose this.

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