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How absurd

07/03/2008

To The Editor:

After having a post office box in Warren for over 20 years, and after living in The Valley for almost 30 years, the Warren Postmistress has demanded that I provide two acceptable forms of identification to prove that I am Brad Cook. If I do not provide acceptable identification and allow the identifying information to be recorded in their database, she will terminate my P.O. box service.

All my personal and business contacts and accounts are tied to this address, so I do not wish to be burdened with an address change. I fail to see the logic in this demand, but I do see it as another opportunity for identity theft and another opportunity for the government to keep data on its citizens. Is she going to demand the same of my kids (who have lived in Warren their entire lives) when they turn 18? How appropriate that this is happening a week before Independence Day.

Brad Cook

Fayston

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