By Daniel Greenfield for FrontPage Mag
The Postal Service and its chief are the targets of the latest Democrat media tantrum. I’ll skip over the scandal narrative and cut to the chase.
The mail system is running at a deficit and it was never intended as a massive voting service.
The Constitution does grant Congress the power to “establish Post Offices and post Roads” (oh for the days when Congress had to be granted the power to create an entire institution by the Constitution, when it was assumed that it did not have the power to do so wholesale), but it’s not its responsibility to provide for elections.
States and municipalities have the option of bringing into being their own delivery system for the job. And if you think I’m being facetious, Amazon built its own delivery system, built on the Fed-Ex model, by using contractors and subcontractors, within a vanishingly short time. Uber, Lyft, and multiple food delivery services operate on a nationwide basis. If there are apps for mobile dog grooming and car washing, how hard would it be to arrange mass delivery and pickup of voting materials?
Surely even the Democrat states and cities that… sorry. Right. They couldn’t be expected to manage what a bunch of Stanford dropouts do on a regular basis.
Not that such a system would be remotely trustworthy, but states like Nevada signing off on ballot harvesting obviously don’t care about trustworthy.
It’s 2020. You can safely and reliably order everything from burgers to luxury cars to your home. And yet we vote the way we used to a century ago because for all the Dem prattle about accessibility, they want control of the process, and they don’t want to take the simple step of verifying the legitimacy of who may be voting.
So instead we have a train wreck of their own making in which Democrats make unrealistic demands of the Postal Service and then throw a tantrum.