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  •  I'm not sure how that in any way contradicts.... (3+ / 0-)
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    Wisper, coffeetalk, VClib

    ...what coffeetalk is writing there.

    Congress was empowered to establish a post office, meaning that the Constitution explicitly allowed Congress to do that. Realizing that such a thing would be beneficial for the young republic, they exercised that power that was explicitly given to them.

    Congress, then and now, was in no way required to establish the postal service; they would have been perfectly within their constitutional rights to say "we don't feel that a postal service is necessary," and decline to exercise their power to establish a post office.

    There is absolutely nothing in your blockquote that contradicts what I just wrote.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 12:26:59 PM PST

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