The Importance Of The Post Office

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The United States Post Office was established by the Second Continental Congress in 1775. The Post Office has been part of American society for almost two centuries and through the years it has been changing with America. It was an important method for people to communicate in the past, however, is it relevant in today’s society? The issue of eliminating or keeping the Post Office resulted in a controversy among the United States. The Post Office should be eliminated due to the debt the post office is facing each year, more usage of technology, and slow modifications.

Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution offers the Congress its powers and limits. According to Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, which is known as the Postal Clause, empowers Congress “ To establish Post Offices and post Roads.” The Postal Clause has been interpreted to provide Congress the authority to appoint post offices and mail routes. Therefore, Congress has the power to carry, deliver, and regulate the mails of the United States as a whole.

The first issue the Post Office has been struggling with is accumulated debt. For the past ten years, the United States Postal Service documented annual losses around $15 billion. (usatoday) Furthermore, in 2012 the Post Office was unable to pay out their retiree health benefits of $11 billion. In 2013, the Post Service tried to address the issues they have been facing in the past, they proposed lowering future Federal Employee

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