Why is there chaos about the USPS?

Published: August 17, 2020

This independent Agency is Part of Our Constitution

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been a part of the American fabric and Constitution since 1775. The purpose of the Post Office is to be able to bring consistent and reliable communication to the citizens of the United States. The history of USPS is vast, and the mail delivered through rain, shine, sleet, or snow from its beginning. The USPS has evolved over-time; it has gone through the civil war, depressions, and economic booms and bust. And in the 21st century is still the most trusted source of communication that Americans know.

The Postal Service is the core of our democracy for its freeflow of information and ideas to the free press. Benjamin Franklin was our first Post-Master General. Under his leadership, the Post Office colonial post in North America earned its first profit in 1760. People look to Post Office to not only to bring them mail but prescriptions, retirement checks, not all American has bank accounts where funds are direct deposited into one’s bank account. The Post Office also employs more veterans than any other employer around the nation, some 18%.

Currently, the funding of the Post Office done within its self and not funded by the Federal Government. For example, through the sale of stamps and other products and services, the Post Office supports its self. There are absolutely no tax dollars to support the Post Office. Then there are over 200 federal postal laws to protect the mail system and protected by postal inspection services, which is one of the oldest law informant agencies. The Post Office employs some 7.3 million people, which makes it one of the largest employers nationwide.

Some Things You May Not Know About the Post Office

  • The Postal Service nationwide is involved in educating the public to prevent dog bites to that of hosting the various event to help bring cheer to disenfranchised families in the holiday seasons.
  • The Postal Service pays out some $1.6 trillion in funding their workers.
  • The Postal Service is in the green business. The boxes that they employ are directed for special forestry sustainable forestry initiatives and include at least 30% recyclable content.
  • The Post Office has the most significant marketing network, more extensive that McDonald’s, Starbuck, and Walmart all combined domestically.
  • The Postal Services delivers some 48% of the world mail and consistently making a better customer service due to innovations.
  • The Postal Service has one of the highly significant fleets of cars nationwide.
  • The Postal Service is a great competitor, and collaborator it
  •  UPS (United Postal Service)  and FedEx pay postal fees for domestic ground mail service, while the Postal Service (USPS) pays UPS and FedEx for air transportation.
  • For the cost of 0.55, you cand send mail or packages anywhere within the United States.
  • The Post Office is dependable; you buy a stamp you have guaranteed deliver provided there is a mailbox or a place to put the mail.
  • Then, there over 200 laws are protecting and enforced by the federal postal inspection services, which is one of the nation’s federally enforcement agencies.


The United States Postal Service (USPS) is a component of our Constitution. The USPS was formed in May of 1775 and has survived the civil war, depressions, and all types of unrest. In the end, it is an American innovation as well to communicate and send packages within the United States. It is an independent agency away from politics and all other outside forces. It is too much of a valuable agency to let it get used other than what is set up to do, carry mail and communicate within our borders.

So we must do all we can to save the USPS, be it through marches, communication with our leadership to overthrow the current changes to USPS, and the tyranny that is presently at hand.

Donald E. Mitchell, D.B.A., M.B.A.

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