Little Town's Fight Vs. Wal-Mart

This article, dated May 5th, is by columnist Ted Twietmeyer of the controversial news website

This story about the citizens of Lima, New York fighting against a proposed Wal-Mart store set up near them is heartening. More folks - whether Left, Center or Right - are getting more involved in keeping this colossus from destroying their neighborhoods and small businesses. Fighting the chain stores is a major task in helping America become, of it's own free will, a Distributist State.

If any of our readers know those fighting Wal-Mart in that area, let them know we at the DR back them to the hilt. And we will pray for them all.


S.M. Stirling Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 4:26:00 PM CDT  

Nobody is forced to go to WalMart. There are no squads of guys with guns forcing people out of Mom&Pop stores and into the big box.

If people choose to go to WalMart for their shopping, what right does anyone have to use force (which is what government action always is) to prevent them?

Let every individual vote with their dollars.

If enough people are willing to pay more for the cozy ambience of the corner store, the corner store will prevail.

Hermann Albrecht Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 4:33:00 PM CDT  

If people choose to protest the building of a Wal-Mart in their hometown, and remember, government is (ideally) the voice of the people, what right do you have to insinuate that the government is taking away people's free will? Dollars aren't the only votes. And it is evident that the people of Lima are thinking ahead. Sure, in the short run people will "vote with their dollars" to go to Wal-Mart, but the Limans see where that will put their town: it will make it uglier, more vapid, less interesting, and less soulful. In addition, its local economy will suffer. So good for Lima for looking ahead.

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