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  • As a libertarian, I don't think it's appropriate for the government to handle this service

    But it was at one point in time. Some 200+ years ago, pre-Internet, pre-phone, pre-everything else, the US Mail was absolutely critical to the infrastructure of the country. Nowadays, sure, if the USPS disappeared, we'd route around it, but back then, it was as important as the highway system is to us today.



    • by jdavidb (1361) on 2003.03.05 13:08 (#17739) Homepage Journal

      Agreed. A critical point in my libertarian leaning thoughts is that we're at a point that demonstrates alternate possibilities more than ever before. That's why I don't like us to be locked into thinking "It has to be this way."

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • One point I forgot: It's that importance of the mail that makes the USPS so hallowed in the legal system. Go tamper with a UPS drop box, and with a USPS mailbox, and see which one is a federal felony. Again, it gets back to preserving this (at one time) vital infrastructure.