Dear Editor,

This letter is written to those who may doubt our government that believes in enterprise and capitalism and may be looking for a total government-owned and operated form of governing system.

I know of no better example for a comparison of the two systems than what is occurring right now in Appomattox.

Located near Dairy Queen are new traffic lights lying on the ground waiting to be installed supposedly. They have been lying there for most of the summer.

Meantime, just down the street, a fully operational McDonald’s was demolished and a new, larger one is being constructed at the site.

All this is occuring while those traffic lights are still on the ground, and I will venture to say that the new McDonald’s will be open and serving food while they still lie on the ground.

- Ray Wingfield, Appomattox