If You Wanted Saturday Mail Delivery

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The Post Office is considering stopping Saturday mail delivery to cut costs.  Does that mean that a private company is free to deliver first class mail on Saturday?  This is a good example of how a government monopoly decides what it wants the consumer to have instead of letting private enterprise enter the market and cater to the goods and services the consumer wants.

This is also an example of how government run enterprises reduce services when new priorities arise.  This is how the Universal Healthcare System will eventually perform.  The government will make big promises, spend and regulate and eventually reduce services, fill up with bureaucracy, doctors and health care workers who have political connections.  Then the hospitals will only be open on certain days and still run in the red. Services will be cut and more and more services will be charged for, just as the government does with its parks and other offerings that start out “free”.

The American people have been listening to the voices of the politicians and their lackeys in the media for so long they have forgotten that without the government trying to run the economy private individuals could start up mail services, cheaper health care services, cheaper insurance and fill  a whole bundle of goods and services that the government has burdened with taxes and regulations so the endeavors are just not profitable and consequently not worth the effort.

What if a person or a company wanted to offer Saturday mail service after the Post Office quit providing it?  And what if through competition the Saturday Mail Service became profitable with lower labor costs?  Many people would then take their mail delivery to the Private Saturday only Mail Service and the Post Office would find they are losing more and more business.  Instead of cutting back further, the government, lead by the politicians, would pass a law that forbade the delivery of mail by any non-government mail service. Any attempt would be met with fines and incarceration.  This is how the government meets competition.

This means that if the government stops Saturday Mail Delivery you the consumer will not be able to receive mail service on Saturday even though there are people wanting to provide the service.  This is what the land of the free has become.  A country where freedom is daily wrung from the citizens and taken over by the government on their terms and their priorities.  The cars must meet government standards ( not necessarily the consumers).  Investments must be government approved.  Restaurants must be government approved.  Food processing must be government approved. Insurance must be government approved. The American people can’t see where this is all headed.

I have heard for years whenever a new regulation was introduced that such expansion of government in a particular area would not lead to down right confiscation or the fining and jailing of employees.  That now is happening and still the American people continue to vote in the same old politicians with their same old worn out promises.  The support for the stimulus spending is so blatantly ignorant it defies belief.

There is an alternative to all this madness but it may as well be a poison pill after all the misinformation and propaganda that has made so many minds unable to comprehend where the country is headed.  The blind hope of a new leader is typical of a mob mentality that doesn’t question what is being promised, only that it should be given a chance.  Why not give a chance to a guaranteed income for everyone and free transportation and what ever else can be dreamed up?  In the future there will be one day mail delivery and stamps will cost $18.00.  Think not?  Consider what the stamp cost was in 1940 and costs today.  What evidence is needed to demonstrate what the government is doing to this country will soon be so clear that even the gullible will wake up.

The alternative to a government run economy is a non-government run economy. Not a partially government run economy but an economy without the government functioning in the market place at all.  A limited government that could only perform tasks related to its nature.  A government whose only job was to protect individual rights so that private citizens could do the trading and producing and consuming without legalized goons distorting prices and production.  A government that is corrupt or trending towards corruption will require reform eventually.  A peaceful transition is possible and should be on the mind of every concerned citizen.  The chaos proceeding from hyperinflation is a nasty alternative.

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Dale Netherton

Author of four published books, former Marine, forester, former plant services manager,former KT facilitator, former campgound builder and manager, handyman now retired to writing , chess , golf and fishing. ISU graduate, M.B.A. from Nova University and longtime supporter of ARI. http://www.amazon.com/Dale-L.-Netherton/e/B00G1T6A26/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

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