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



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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