In loving, living memory, John Melançon 1928 – 2007
The U.S. Postal Service is required to compete without government subsidies while serving a public purpose, and being denied (by legislators, not courts) the ability to compete with private industry in new areas. Perhaps because it succeeds, reactionaries are trying to kill it (and, with the aid of mass media that hasn't told much of this, succeeding).
Please read You Should Be Outraged by What Is Being Done to Our Postal Service(by Dave Johnson).