Media Release: Freecolorado.Com Wins Sam Adams Award
The Sam Adams Alliance announced that Ari Armstrong, publisher of FreeColorado.com, has received the 2009 “Modern-Day Sam Adams Award,” the organization’s top prize, for “his relentless — and ubiquitous — defense of free markets and individual liberty in the state of Colorado.”
The organization’s media release is available here.
Armstrong will receive his “Golden Sammie” April 18 in Chicago. Presenting the awards will be Michelle Malkin, Stephen Moore, John Fund, Jonathan Hoenig, Mary Katharine, and Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher.
In his entry, Armstrong summarized his “food stamp” diets of 2007 and 2009, his fight against political correctness (as with the “bitch slap” controversy of 2008), his work on health policy, and various other projects.
Armstrong said, “I congratulate the other winners and look forward to learning from their example. I thank the Sam Adams Alliance for recognizing the important work for liberty done at the regional level. Finally, I thank my fellow liberty activists in Colorado — especially my wife — for teaching me so much about liberty, individual rights, and free markets, and how to advocate those values through intellectual activism. This award is for you, my brothers and sisters in liberty.”
Armstrong founded FreeColorado.com (then co-freedom.com) in late 1998, before the term “blog” had been coined.