Galt’s Gulch for Cowards

Dear Editor:

This is an open letter to the person or people who called our house recently and failed to identify him or themselves.

Why be so shy? When you said to my wife, “Your husband is an a–hole,” you hung up before she could reply, “Get in line.” When you called from The Little Nell Hotel today and said to me, “You need to get your a– out of town,” you forgot to leave your name. How can I send you a thank-you note for sharing your opinion?

One great thing about Aspen is the two daily papers are eager for letters to the editor. The Aspen Times even maintains an online feature where anyone who is willing to identify himself can post comments on material in the paper. Your comments are so insightful that you should be sharing them with the community.

If you are proud of your opinion, why aren’t you putting it in letters to the papers and posts on The Aspen Times’ blog? You are depriving the residents of this city of your profound thinking, not to mention your respectful vocabulary.

In “Atlas Shrugged,” people of a certain point of view retreated to Galt’s Gulch to live the way they wished, undisturbed by others who disagreed. It appears that some anonymous person or people want Aspen to be Galt’s Gulch for Cowards, reserved for those who agree with them, those who sneak around and those who make anonymous, harassing phone calls.

Maurice Emmer



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