Per MSNBC: "A post office that predates the American colonies is on the Postal Service's list of branches that could close."
It is painfully obvious that our government has no respect for history, and that the subject is so poorly taught here that sentences like the above quoted drivel become acceptable as journalism.
Predates the 13 colonies? No. As the article goes on to state, the post office there was established in 1775. Predates the United States of America, yes. The colonies? Uh, no.
Ben Franklin must be spinning in his grave.