Just out of Curiousity

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    Exactly when did it become legal or even moral for government to compete with private business?

    From where does the legal authority come that allows the government to compete with private business?
     
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    We could go ask our founding fathers. Better yet, if we lived in the time, we could go send them a letter through the postal office. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Don't know, but it's from no constitutional authority.
     
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    Something wrong with adhering to the supreme law of the land? Or are you one of those who think that the Founders are just a bunch of dead white guys who need to be ignored?

    I'd like to see if anyone can come up with an answer to any of My questions.
     
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    Correct. There is no constitutional authority that allows the government to compete with the private sector.
     
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    That one flew over your head huh Dark?

    Brush up on your history:

    United States Postal Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     
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    No, It did not. The Postal Service does not compete with private industry. No other corporation provides letter service in this country AND the Postal Service is no longer a government agency.

    So, I'll ask you again. From where does the federal government get the authority to compete with the private sector?

    And for a bonus -- answer this.

    Why exactly is it morally (and legally) wrong for government to compete with the private sector?
     
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    the post office is private not govt....amtrack is govt........
     
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    Public schools.
     
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    Well, it is quasi-government in that it has some law enforcement ability. But outside of that....Its pretty much a private entity now.

    I doubt anyone is going to show up and answer My questions. Questions that should be put to the three stooges...

    Obama, Pelosi and Reid.
     

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