John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
With a Republican Congress in office, we are facing hard times for our United States Postal Service. They would like to take it apart and privatize it. Now we have maximun security with our mail service. If the mail is privatized, who knows who or when the mail will be delivered. We have six day delivery now. If you cut it down to five days, then you are one step from closing down the mail system. When you receive your mail, you are receiving a living example of your federal government in action for you. The theme is service and security. The people who process and deliver our mail are known for their honesty. The mail system was created as a service and not a profit making organization. We may have to revert to government control again to save our postal service. Please notify your congress person on how you feel about saving our great postal service and not privatizing it. We need your support for this action.