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  •  Why can't our President speak for the Post Office? (4+ / 0-)
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    He is the chief defender of our Constitution, and our Constitution calls for a nationalized postal service.

    That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

    by concernedamerican on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:39:49 AM PST

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    •  There is no constituational guarantee (3+ / 0-)
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      of a post office. It gives the Congress the power to establish a post office. That's all.

      •  He should still speak for the post office. He (2+ / 0-)
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        should use the bully pulpit to give Americans the heads up about how the GOP-controlled congress is trying to get rid of this entirely American institution.

        That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

        by concernedamerican on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:49:48 AM PST

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        •  This is Nixon's fault (1+ / 0-)
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          Nixon was the one who took the Postmaster General out of the cabinet, where they could have a voice in national affairs. Now, they're voice instead is only in Congressional hearings, where they are countered by those who hate their successful history of showing that government can work and work well.

          A winning campaign? You didn't build that...

          by SilentBrook on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:24:35 AM PST

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      •  That is a constitutional guarantee. (0+ / 0-)

        The Constitution states:

        "The Congress shall have Power To..."

        The word "Shall" means 'must' or 'is obligated to'

        This is an obligation.  This is why Republicans don't argue against this.

        The idea that there is no constitutional guarantee is a false idea.

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