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  •  It is my considered opinion that Congress does (7+ / 0-)

    not like the P.O. for very specific reasons:

    1) It represents an obligation and obligations are what they want to be rid of.

    2) It guarantees the right to privacy in one's personal communications -- objective evidence of what the SCOTUS has otherwise said is a right that is only implied.

    3) The communications it delivers to Congress, whethern laudatory or critical, have to be kept as a public record.

    4) Since Congress doesn't get to keep secrets as a matter of course (they set up the Gang of Eight as a special posse to give the rest of them deniability), it seems unfair that citizens should have the right to privacy (privacy = secrecy in their minds). That the law is different for agents of government does not register because they don't want to believe they are properly restricted.

    5) The P.O. provides a service. Congress critters don't want to serve; they want to rule. All they really want is to tell people what to do. They're people movers.

    •  At least half and probably more of Congress (0+ / 0-)

      doesn't like the Post Office because it is a socialist organization (probably with roots in Kenya) that actually worked while providing for its employees.

      This caused heads to repeatedly explode in certain halls of Congress.

    •  not to mention (1+ / 0-)
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      jpmassar

      the private profits that aren't going to Fed Ex or the other corporate delivery services. Our commons do not create wealth for the entrepreneurs, investors, CEO's or savvy business men. The expert 'owners of the place' know that the American way forward is privatizing everything public. The commons are such an obsolete concept. Like free speech, privacy or assembly they interfere with the global race to the top.          

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