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The Post Office, we all know it, many of us hate it, and chances are if you're a denizen of the interwebs you barely use it. The Post Office is $5.5 billion in the hole, and on the verge of defaulting.
Now to say nothing of how catastrophic piling a few hundred thousand more job losses onto the pyre of quazi-depression would be, what would this mean for America?
Should we have a Post Office at all?
Is the Republican Party right that it should be done away with because it proves the government can't run anything?
Do we not have a duty to the citizens that rely on it?
Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, known as the Postal Clause or the Postal Power, empowers Congress "To establish Post Offices and post Roads".
These days we're so quick to argue about what powers Congress does or does not have, shouldn't we stick up for the ones it explicitly has? Can we not afford this?
Personally, I think the Postal Service does and will for the foreseeable future have a vital role in America. Keeping track of people's addresses and providing an easy way to change your contact information so that important business can find you seems like an essential service. Every first world nation has a post office, is America really so poor we can't have one? It seems laughable to me to expect the post office to be self sufficient while providing the service they provide (John Stewart likened it to a defunct business in New York where men on bicycles would go retrieve any item you could think of at any time and spirit it to your house unbelievably fast).