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The U.S. Postal Service and the Constitution

Ron4594 Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 11:12 AM
Do not toss mail unopened! Open it all and make sure there is no personal information about you. If there is, shred it. You don't want personal info in the wrong hands.

If my inbox is any indication, a lot of Americans apparently believe that an amendment to the Constitution would be necessary to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. That is simply not true.

Article 1, Section 8 says that [The Congress shall have the power] to establish Post Offices and Post Roads. It does not say that the federal government shall have the exclusive power to deliver mail. Nor does it require that the mail be delivered by an agent of the federal government to every home in the country, six days a week.

In a 1996 Cato book,