Betsy’s Page notes news reports that a Federal Judge tossed the Maryland law that discriminated against Wal Mart simply because it was the biggest employer in the state and, by the way, a target for union organizers.

I’m no fan of Wal Mart. I go there and I can’t find much that I want to buy. It smells cheap, looks cheap, and sweats cheap. Maybe that’s why they do so well. But I’d rather pay a bit more to get the quality and reliability I expect.

And that’s the point. Wal Mart should compete in the marketplace on a level playing field. It’s going to win some customers and lose some. Tilting the playing field to suit a political agenda is flat out wrong. Just like socialism.