Many Americans depend on the USPS for low-cost prescription medicine delivery. We all appreciate our free home delivery of mail when we are too sick to leave the house (or, in my case, too lazy). When free rural delivery became standard even in rural areas in the early 1900s, one Arizona resident commented:
I am more than ever proud of being an American citizen. … I live three and a half miles from the Tempe post-office, and have been sick for a week past, yet my mail is brought to my door every morning, except Sunday. … It looks as if “Uncle Sam” had at last turned his eye in our direction.