General Poetry posted October 31, 2017

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A battle won


by joeruptak

In 1840 the Postal Service of the USA
was nothing like it is today
the price of their service and stamps
was out of sight
everyone thought Congress gave them this right.
Lesander Spooner did not agree
and started the American letter mail company.
He set up shop and lowered the rates
in New York, Philadelphia and the new England states
he sold his stamps for fifty cents apiece
that was half the price of the government release.
The government put their stamps on sale
Spooner would beat those rates with out fail
the government prices got so low
Spooner knew it was time for him to go.
He accomplished what he set out to do
the end result is a better Postal Service
for me and for you

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