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home : insight & opinion : letters to the editor April 29, 2016

11/15/2005 4:16:00 PM
Put Wal-Mart on the ballot


The Wal-mart issue seems to be one that matters to a lot of us in Crawford County, and it should matter. If a Wal-mart Supercenter comes to town, there will be both great benefits and consequences.

It will be more convenient to shop in one store and get everything we need. But is that convienience worth the loss of businesses that have been long established in Crawford County?

This is a very important question, and one that should be made by the voters of Crawford County.

We are heading into an important election year anyway, and it would be great for us voters to decide this matter, since it is our community.

The people of Inglewood, Calif., recently voted on whether or not to allow Wal-Mart to build in their community. Inglewood's voters stood up against this corporate giant, and with their votes, sent a loud "no!"

I have already made up my mind about the Wal-Mart issue, but I would like for my opinion to matter (as we all do), and be able to cast a ballot.

If Illinois law allows us to have such a vote, as the laws in Inglewood permit, then I ask our elected officials to put Wal-Mart on the ballot, and allow us to take a stand against (or for) this corporate giant!

Jonathan Williams


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