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The Centennial State

Colorado is a state of the western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th largest geographically and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,540,545 on 1 July 2016, an increase of 10% since the 2010 United States Census.

Birthplace of

L. Neil Smith, Lester Neil Smith III, in Denver, on 12 May 1946

Home To

Libertarian Party of Boulder County, Boulder
Libertarian Party of Colorado, Denver
Libertarian Party of El Paso County, Colorado Springs
Libertarian Party - Denver Affiliate, Denver

Deathplace of

J. Neil Schulman, in Colorado Springs, on 19 Aug 2019
L. Neil Smith, in Fort Collins, on 27 Aug 2021

Conferences and Conventions

Libertarian Party of Colorado, 2004 Convention, in Estes Park, from 21 May to 23 May 2004
Libertarian Party, 2008 Libertarian National Convention, in Denver, from 22 May to 26 May 2008

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Colorado | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 10, fiscal policy rank: 22, regulatory policy rank: 25, personal freedom rank: 2, economic freedom rank: 27
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 504


How to Become a Teacher [PDF], by Robert LeFevre, The Voluntaryist, Feb 1983
Autobiographical summary of the events in LeFevre's life that led to the founding of the Freedom School, including LeFevre's relationship with Baldy Harper and the offer for him to lead the School
I'll by-pass the events which finally, after a series of experiences which play no part in this narrative, led to the purchase of half a section of land just north of Palmer Lake in Colorado, near where the huge Air Force academy was then being built. I had managed, one way or another and with the assistance of several of my friends from the San Francisco Group, to put together some buildings and launched the Freedom School ... I was, as a matter of fact, earning my living by writing editorials and serving as editorial page editor of the local paper, The Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph.
South Park Libertarians: Trey Parker and Matt Stone on liberals, conservatives, censorship, and religion, by Nick Gillespie, Jesse Walker, Reason, Dec 2006
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe
Parker: A big key to us is that we both grew up in Colorado in the '80s, and we wanted to be punk rockers. When you were a teenager in Colorado, the way to be a punk rocker was to rip on Reagan and Bush and what they were doing and talk about how everyone in Colorado's a redneck with a gun and all this stuff. Then we went to the University of Colorado at Boulder, and everyone there agreed with us. And we were like, "Well, that's not cool, everyone agrees with us." And then you get to Los Angeles.
The Wisdom of LeFevre, by Lew Rockwell, The Free Market, Jul 2001
Discusses various aspects of LeFevre's thoughts, e.g., the distinction between true and artificial government, patriotism, and includes excerpts from a draft new Declaration of Independence
The Freedom School in [Colorado Springs,] Colorado was one of the most important institutions for teaching free-market economics in its day. Among its rotating faculty were Rose Wilder Lane, Milton Friedman, F.A. Harper, Frank Chodorov, Leonard Read, Gordon Tullock, G. Warren Nutter, Bruno Leoni, James J. Martin, and even Ludwig von Mises. Among its graduates were Roy Childs, Fred and Charles Koch, Roger MacBride, and many other intellectual activists still working today.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Colorado" as of 1 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.