Post Office – Article I Section 8, Clause 7 of the Constitution

The Postal Service Clause is one of Congress’ enumerated powers found in the Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 8., clause 7:

(Clause 7 – Post Office)

[The Congress shall have Power] To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

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From the U.S. Senate web site:

The postal powers embrace all measures necessary to establish the system and to insure the safe and speedy transit and prompt delivery of the mails. Congress may also punish those who use the mails for unlawful purposes.


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