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Decline Of American Civilization (Due To A Postage Stamp?)

 
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Posted 10/04/2011   11:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wt1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
From the Progress Report on 10/03/2011, another well written article on the subject of the new USPS rules allowing living individuals to be depicted on US Postage Stamps:

http://www.progress.org/2011/fold737.htm
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Posted 10/04/2011   12:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wt1! Have to agree!
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Posted 10/04/2011   7:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Perf14 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the author of that article is a nut. I have seen US stamps, as well as those of other nations, with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck on them and no one thought that was the elevation of cartoon characters to 'Royal' status.

The USPS is in bad shape (like other PS in other countries) and I think it is a good thing for it to try to get itself out of the problem by legitimate means...rather than asking more tax-payer money.

It's just another article by a Doom-prophet and as such should be filed in the circular file. There are many more pressing problems in the world today than worrying if Mick Jagger is going to be on a US stamp or not!

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Posted 10/04/2011   8:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wt1 and warrehouse I also agree. The last three sentences of the article sum up the issue. We have/are a constitutional republic not a democracy, we need to know the difference.

"If living persons could be on a $1 bill, surely the president would be at the top of the list, followed by the head of the Federal Reserve system, and we would then have a royal currency, not the currency of a republic.

After the US Constitution was written, Benjamin Franklin was asked whether the US had gotten a republic or a monarchy. He replied, "a republic, if you can keep it." When the US president appears on a stamp, we will know that we did not keep it. "
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Edited by raywrio - 10/04/2011 9:21 pm
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Posted 10/04/2011   8:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
When money means more to the USPS than the dignity of official philatelic images, it amounts to postal prostitution.


I think that is the best line in Mr. Foldvary's article.

Thanks for sharing that article- very well written.
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Posted 10/04/2011   8:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rileysan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I read this and found myself cheering as if at a political rally. Great article. Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 10/04/2011   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I_Love_Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
good golly...
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