ďTear Down This StonewallĒ
by Kevin D. Rollins and Robert Capozzi
Sometimes, issues come down to a very simple question. Now is such a time.
Mr. Rockwell, did you or did you not ghostwrite for Dr. Ron Paul any or all of the hate-filled passages quoted in The New Republic story ďAngry White Man,Ē by James Kirchick?
There are several places on the Internet that speculate that you did. It has been suggested that you either confirm or deny these charges, for the good of the Paul campaign and for the cause of advancing liberty.
Thus far, you have disregarded that counsel. Instead, a review of your website, LewRockwell.com, indicates that you and your associates have attacked Kirchickís character; dredged up ancient history about The New Republic; and even attacked the Olin Foundation for supporting Kirchickís education. An associate linked to the Paul campaignís statement on the matter, but a review of LewRockwell.com does not find an echo of Dr. Paulís denunciation of ďsuch small-minded thoughts.Ē
We suggest, Mr. Rockwell, that this behavior can only be characterized as stonewalling. It is widely known that you have been associated with Dr. Paul for many years. The writing style in the quotes Kirchick cites sound quite reminiscent of your style.
We simply do not understand why you wonít stand up and deny that you are the ghostwriter, or admit it. The article appears to be factual, as no one denies that the newsletters contained these hateful racist and homophobic statements. This episode has cast a pall over the Paul campaign and over the great cause of liberty.
Liberty should not be associated with hate! To the contrary, the cause of liberty is one of peace and social harmony.
Frankly, it pains us to write you on this matter. Itís unpleasant for us, as we imagine it is for you. We are truly sorry if it causes any offense. The message of liberty, however, is far more important than any of our personal feelings.
In the strongest terms possible, we urge you to address this matter now and answer our straightforward question. We suggest you do so on your website. The longer it remains an open question, the more damage is done to the cause of liberty.
Kevin D. Rollins, Publisher, The Free Liberal
Robert Capozzi, Editor, The Free Liberal