Dear Mr. Scott,
I was shocked to read that Wal-Mart’s supports socialized medicine. Having asked for a donation to our Tea Party Association here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I was told that Wal-Mart’s policy is not to involve itself in political movements. So, upon hearing of your support for socialized medicine I thought that maybe the government had threatened you. Since the Obama Administration forced the CEO of GM to resign and then turned around and treated Bank of America’s CEO so shamefully—going so far as to threaten him to withhold vital information from shareholders—the thought that you had also been threatened was not so exaggerated a supposition.
I don’t know whether they did threaten you or not. But I do know that you are helping to destroy the moral meaning of Mr. Walton’s achievement by supporting the government’s health care plan. You are supporting statism, which has always sought to destroy the free market, while looting the profits of men like Sam Walton.
Don’t you recognize that by supporting government take over of the medical profession, you are supporting government take over of every other business, too?
Medicare in this country does not need to be reformed. It needs to be repealed entirely, totally demolished. At present, fraud under only partial government control amounts to $68 billion per year. What do you think is going to happen when government has a monopoly on medicine? Does it not occur to you that the Postal Service is a good example of what happens when government monopolizes an industry? Quality goes down, prices go up. And those with the brains and the dedication and love of medicine are not going to enter into a profession run by bureaucrats.
Of all America’s businesses, Wal-Mart’s is in a prime position to resist the government, to act as a spearhead and rally doctors and the grass roots who oppose socialize medicine to your side and defeat the government’s plans and turn the tide away from the shameful path the government is forcing upon us.
Do not betray Sam Walton. Do not betray the American people. Do not betray your own individual rights and freedom by supporting so venal a program as socialized medicine. Do not dishonor the name of Wal-Mart by supporting a health care bill that no one has read but is being pushed through Congress with maniacal speed. If the bill passes it will be the death of the free market in medicine and ultimately the death of the free-market in many other businesses, too. Don’t help the government do this. Rescind your support of it.
cc: 1,769 individual American citizens
Addenda: I send a FedEx letter to Mike Duke the CEO and President of the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart. It was essentially the same as the above. I also submitted a Letter to the Editor of the Albuquerque Journal. I consider this issue very important and encourage those interested in a free market in medicine to also write letters protesting Wal-Mart’s support of socialized medicine.