C-SPAN StudentCam 2018 3rd Prize - Neither Snow Nor Rain
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StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. For the 2018 competition, we asked students to choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it's important to them. To learn more about the competition and view past winning videos, visit www.studentcam.org
Notes from the filmmakers:
The Constitution, the backbone of our nation, provides for amazing protections for civilians, creates a powerful federal government with successful checks and balances... and creates the United States Postal Office. Among all the other provisions of the Constitution, why does the postal office matter? Especially in recent years, with the USPS running a deficit, why not privatize mail delivery?
Only through understanding the history of the postal office, the Universal Service Obligation, and the ways the USPS plans to adopt and change in the future is it clear that the Postal Clause is the most important part of the Constitution. Historically, it has bound us together as a nation; today, it continues to serve every citizen; and it serves as an exemplar of the potential in the humanity of our nation for the future.