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Don’t destroy the USPS

Even if we weren’t facing a crucial election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would make no sense to cripple our efficient and essential Postal Service by trying run it like a for-profit private enterprise. Following such a course now is even more wrong-headed, making voting more difficult and dangerous for citizens of all political stripes, just as we urgently want and need to exercise our voting rights.

Who would benefit if we let this attempt succeed? Perhaps the winners would include the newly-appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and his wife, who together own tens of millions of dollars worth of assets in competitors to the Postal Service. More distressing than another me-first fox guarding another henhouse is compromising the health and voting rights of citizens.

William F. Siems



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