Your recent editorial ("We built that," Sept. 3) clearly shows that along with President Barack Obama you do not understand America's entrepreneurial history — the engine which is the basis of the great and unprecedented economic and social progress and achievements of the United States.
Of course, only government can provide the infrastructure for a functioning society — roads, bridges, levees, educational systems and all the other services that are the basic functions of government and serve all of the people. No credible or reasonable person contends otherwise. Therefore, your erroneous assertion that President Obama's clear and unequivocal statement "If you've got a business — you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen" was actually referring to government investment in infrastructure such as bridges, roads and levees and not to individual entrepreneurs distorts the clear meaning of the president's words.