Column: U.S. Postal Service slowly being eroded as institution


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With all the problems and constant arguments in our current government, it is no surprise that this item can escape notice under the radar.

But I think our U.S. Postal Service is being slowly eroded. See what you think.

In 1971, under President Richard Nixon’s administration, it was decided to eliminate the postmaster general’s office from a cabinet position and in its place install a Board of Governors. This was composed of 11 leaders of industry and commerce to direct the actions of the Post Office into a model of free enterprise as a profitable organization without congressional oversight.

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