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14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband -

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Postal Service Is Not a GOP Target

Congressional Republicans Just Want You to Think It Is.Learn the background behind the news.

Unlike most Americans, many members of Congress have actually read the United States Constitution. They know what it would take to abolish the postal service and they do not intend to do it.


While the threat to end Saturday delivery is real, the threat to abolish the postal service is a scam. Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the Constitution requires Congress “To establish Post Offices and post Roads”.  Thus, closing or privatizing the USPS would require a constitutional amendment. Despite a lot of hooting and hollering and speechifying, no one has ever proposed an amendment to do that.

Therefore, the speechifying is a load of bovine excrement. It’s another diversionary tactic meant to distract us from the real problems America is facing, such as widening income inequality, corporate takeover of our government and diminishing middle class.

They know how important the postal service is to us, both as a service provider and an employer. So they try to scare us into believing that it will disappear. They use divide, overwhelm, and conquer tactics to set us against each other or to bulldoze us into wasting time on many other issues that either don’t exist or they couldn’t care less about:

  • Ashley Judd
  • Birtherism
  • Implanted RFID chips
  • Death panels
  • Community organizing
  • Michelle Obama’s projects
  • Sequestration
  • Gun confiscation
  • Immigration
  • FEMA camps
  • Presidential perks
  • Taxes
  • Government regulations
  • Socialism
  • Sharia Law
  • Federal budget, deficits, and debt

We like, share, comment, and tweet incessantly and obsessively. We post graphs, lists, and pictures of people holding signs. We attend public forums, meetings, and rallies. We argue with our friends and relatives. While we’re running around like a bunch of headless chickens dealing with this stuff, they’re busy dismantling the things that created and sustain the middle class:

  • Labor unions
  • Jobs
  • Workplace health and safety regulations
  • Minimum, prevailing, and fair wage laws
  • Child labor laws
  • Public education
  • Housing
  • Consumer protections
  • Health insurance
  • Affordable college
  • Voting rights
  • Social programs

And life and death issues:

  • Marriage equality
  • Gun violence
  • Reproductive rights
  • LGBT rights
  • Climate change
  • Environmental protections
  • Common human decency

Unless and until there is a constitutional amendment proposal on the books, we need to stop wasting time and energy fighting them over the post office. Wake up, folks. Don’t fall for it. Spend your time on the issues that matter.

Contact your local media and your legislators. Tell them what YOU care about. Tell them how YOU want them to spend their time.

We Are One.

For more information:
Contact Your Legislators
Read the Constitution
See all Congressional activity
Join Working America
Beware the Politics of Distraction
The American Terrorists
Watch Out America, They’re Coming for You Next

 

 

 

Pat O'Malley (10 Posts)