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Wal-Mart, an Exemplar of Free Enterprise

August 21, 2004

Your Aug. 16 editorial "A Hopeful Law on Wal-Mart" overlooked two important philosophies: free enterprise and unions.

Imagine if anyone started a business years ago with a new idea and borrowed money. Imagine the business grew to a size similar to Wal-Mart's. Imagine if the business were to benefit people in products and price. Then imagine if some politicians tried to control this business, whether in size or salary. It would make our forefathers turn in their graves. And now the politicians are trying to destroy imagination and enterprise.

But more important is why the politicians are taking this anti-enterprise attitude. Unions have been fighting free enterprise for years, especially Wal-Mart. Politicians and unions and their money have been destroying our forefathers' dreams for years. Yes, they have done some good things for people, but now power, money and control seem to lead their philosophy.

With my retirement income, I love Wal-Mart. But the question remains: Whatever became of free enterprise?

Charles Dusheck

Chatsworth

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