We are going to diverge from our usual policing of the world for Disney violations to express our distaste for the new Harry Potter postage stamps that have been announced by the U.S. Postal service. We think these are a travesty and an insult to the great United States of America.
There is nothing wrong with the Harry Potter novels, and we haven’t read them just like we haven’t read many great books, but it is an inescapable fact that they are books of foreign origin and therefore should not be celebrated by what is essentially a branch of the American government.
The post office needs to remember its roots. We still have our lovingly collected stamp album of U.S. postage that contains stamps depicting the Disney version of such classic American tales as Winnie the Pooh, 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan. Let’s continue the trend, shall we?