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enterprise.  It is a member of a select group of organizations authorized, literally, by the constitution.

What is uniquely fascinating about the United States Postal Service is that its creation is constitutionally authorized but its dismantling is not mentioned in the constitution.

So I figure, any politician taking steps to destroy the USPS is in fact working against the Constitution of the United States.  And that is considered treasonous.  

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  •  lolwhut (2+ / 0-)
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    The Constitution says "Congress shall have Power To establish Post Offices and Post Roads".

    Which copy were you smoking?

    •  I see you know how to copy and paste. (1+ / 0-)
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      What I don't think you quite grasp is the uniqueness of one of the words being used.

      "Establish" means something besides create.  It also means to create permanently.

      The only other times that word is used is in the constitution is to 'establish justice' and to 'establish this constitution' itself.

      Now perhaps you might view the wording as inconsequential but if I were a politician, especially a Republican politician, I wouldn't want to undermine any thing in the constitution written using the word 'establish'.  

      Think about it.

  •  How Dare They? (0+ / 0-)

    The Tea Party insists all laws be delegated in the Constitution. would be downright unconstitutional to dismantle the Post Office.  What would the Founding Fathers say?  

    Somebody ought to tell John Boehner about this trampling of the Constitution, this outright miscarriage of justice.   Don't tread on me.  God, guns & country.  Drill, baby, drill.

    Boehner's probably going to cry big, sloppy tears.......again.  

  •  singularly unique? (1+ / 0-)
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    way back in the day, I learned that "unique" was like being pregnant, either you were or you weren't - there aren't really degradations in between . . .

    •  unique, uniquer, uniquest is nevertheless possible (0+ / 0-)

      gramatically.  While one snowflake may not be uniquer than another, the earth (for instance) can be seen to be uniquer than any other planet in the neighborhood.

      (I've always agreed with you and the use of "most unique" or "very unique" bothers me too, but the fact is it does make some sort of sense to people -- maybe it's just the lack of a slightly different word.)

    •  Every human being is unique, wouldn't you say? (0+ / 0-)

      But there are a few, Mozart, Einstein, King, De Vinci, Edison, Shakespeare..and more, who are singularly unique.

      A uniqueness captured for humanity's posterity.

      That aside, I was trying to be humorous.  

  •  It Violates Original Intent (1+ / 0-)
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    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 05:43:28 AM PDT

    •  Excellent point, Gooserock. Our Constitution is (0+ / 0-)

      actually the 2nd constitution of the United States. The first was the Articles of Confederation, which gave the Continental Congress (there was no "federal government" even in name) no power.

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      by Kimball Cross on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 05:57:20 AM PDT

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