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Voice: Wal-Mart's Measure H for hypocrite

February 18, 2002

Now let me get this straight. Wal-Mart is paying their employees to go door to door to solicit their cause, or in other words, get people to vote in their favor, correct? They want to come onto someone's private property and solicit their petition. Now, what if I wanted to oppose their cause? Would I be allowed to go out in front of their store and solicit my opposition?

I don't think so, even though I would have a legal right to do so, without anybody's permission. They would tell me I couldn't be out there and if I don't leave I'll be arrested. I would be arrested for trespassing in front of their store, which is private property, public access, yet they want to do the same thing at my house? Am I missing something here? Oh, but it's OK because they're Wal-Mart and Phil Aubrey and they're above the law. They are the law!

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They deny people First Amendment access to the front of their store and if not they tell you when and where you can do it, or be arrested. But it's OK for them to do it when and where they wish? Sorry, I don't want Wal-Mart people coming onto my private property. Also, Mr. Aubrey has this habit of letting everyone know it's "his" Wal-Mart store. But on the top of the exit door it says, "Thank you for shopping YOUR Calexico Wal-Mart!"

Once again, what am I missing here? Mr. Aubrey needs to change it so that it reads "Thank you for shopping ‘Phil Aubrey's' Wal-Mart!"

They've got my vote. I say vote yes on Wal-Mart Measure H hypocrites!

VIVIANO ZAPATA

Calexico

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