Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pictures of Soldiers Banned From U.S. Post Office


A United States Post Office has removed a community display used to post pictures of U.S. troops. The Post Office decided that, after one customer complaint, it doesn't want to appear "pro-war." From WorldNet Daily:

Members of the U.S. military have been vilified for their service and have faced criminal charges for battlefield decisions and congressional accusations of rampant "hate crimes." Now a California post office also has banned photographs of local soldiers who are defending their country.

"It's an emotional issue and people look at their post office as a hub of the community, but the post office is there to do postal business and it's not a place to post things or make displays,” postal spokesman Richard Maher told the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

The newspaper reported that "a customer" had complained that the display, which over the years has featured dozens of photos of troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, including many whose relatives use the Paso Robles Post Office, was pro-war.

The "complaint" made its way to the regional post center, where officials asked Paso Robles postmaster Mike Milby to remove them, for being in violation of a rule against displays of non-postal business material.

That's right. We mustn't have a United States governmental agency actually expressing support for the United States military...

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