From AOLNews.com: Town Tries To Save Santa Letter Program
So the Postal Service's definition of "tightening security" is to abolish the entire program, which has been going on since 1954. Yep, that's our government, seeking to kill joy wherever it is found. I can understand their rationale - "We must always protect our children" - but really, let's look at this logically. Postal workers have had access to private addresses since, oh, I don't know, Benjamin Franklin started the US Postal Service in the first place? Every time I put a bill in the mail, someone has access to my address. Every time mail is delivered to my home, someone has access to my address. I'm not convinced this decision was made to protect kids as much as it was made to protect US Postal Service officials from future litigation.
Here's what I think is going to happen next: No more "Meet Santa Claus!" set-ups in the shopping malls, because having kids sit on his lap might give rise to child abuse.