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Wal-Mart or Big Brother?

A high school student makes an anti-Bush poster for his civics class, gets it printed up at a Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart employee calls the cops, the cops call the Secret Service, the Secret Service takes it to a U.S. attorney, who finally gets some common sense and decides not to prosecute.

As if I needed another reason not to do business with Wal-Mart, here’s just another example. It’s none of their damn business what I want to print up. The picture in question (a thumbtack through Bush’s forehead with a thumbs-down sign) breaks no laws at all, but since a Wal-Mart employee wants to be in the thought police, the student gets investigated. Where do we draw the line? If someone does something “un-American,” can anyone “turn them in?”

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