From Anthony Piel:
The public US Postal Service System was established by the Continental Congress in 1775. This was pursuant to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 7 on the US Constitution which empowers Congress (not the President) “to establish Post Offices and Post Roads” across the nation.
Benjamin Franklin was appointed by Congress as the first Postmaster General of the United States. From day one, the Postal System was created as a public service intended eventually to serve all Americans equally in all states and territories of the United States. Postal rates are the same everywhere for everyone.
Now however, President Trump has announced proposals to “privatize” the US Postal Service, by selling off offices and services to the highest bidders, putting more and more of American assets concentrated in the hands of the few, namely profit-making corporations, so-called “investors,” American oligarchs, and multi-millionaires/billionaires like himself. How self-serving can you get ?
Trump “thinks” he has absolute power, immunity, and privilege to do “Whatever I want” (his words) by means of executive order and/or Presidential “tweet.” No, he cannot. Trump cannot bypass the US Congress (which has the sole power and authority to create, run, modify or abolish the public US Postal Service). In short, Trump lacks both the power and the competence to “privatize” the US Postal System.
Let’s make it clear : The US Mail is NOT for Sale.