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Many conservatives and libertarians don’t like the United States Postal Service (USPS), but my response to them has always been, “at least it’s in the Constitution.” “Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, empowers Congress ‘To establish Post Offices and post Roads.’” So much of what our Federal Government participates in is not mandated in the Constitution — whether national healthcare (Obamacare), Social Security, or government promoted research such as the National Institutes of Health, but yet the Postal Service is.
And for good reason. The United States Postal Service binds this large republic together. With the unilateral announcement today that the USPS will be ending Saturday service — an announcement made by Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and CEO of the Postal Service — many are questioning whether such a decision can be made without Congress’ approval. As noted above, the USPS is a congressionally mandated organization. When the computers freeze-up and you can’t get your email or Twitter, or Fed-Ex and UPS go-under or change names because they merge or are bought out, who is always there for you, but the United States Postal Service? This Postal Service was established by Benjamin Franklin to help this great nation grow and expand from Boston to Seattle from New York to Miami and to Honolulu and Anchorage. Where else can you send a letter for $.46 every day of the week except the Lord’s Day half way across the Globe to Guam or the Virgin Islands?
To stop six day a week service is to say we’re throwing in the towel on this experiment of America. That our Republic is no longer number one — we’ve gone the way of Rome — and the Barbarians are at the gate and they are us. Pax Americana can go to hell — our goods and letters and correspondence just ain’t worth it. Rather, what’s more important are the bread and circuses that keep the masses in the great empire happy — Obamaphones, Obamacare, and Obama’s lies that keep us placated and anesthetized to John Lennon’s truth that “we’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see.” What’s the solution? I can tell you what’s not the solution. Paying more in postage and taxes to receive less in service. Cutting 193,000 jobs? How’s this plan supposed to stimulate the economy?