It would be ironic for the United States Postal Service privatization to meet strong resistance by a public that is so sour on the U.S. Congress.
It's the same Congress with an approval rating that could make Lance Armstrong seem popular again. And the same Congress that has no place running this type of "business" anyway.
The notion that privatization will end universal service is unfounded. Would some rural areas depend on a degree of subsidization? Possibly. But that's still a far cry from the billions the postal service is bleeding into the red as we speak.
If Congress had taken control of all supermarkets decades ago, there is no doubt that some would be asking the same questions: Can we privatize? What will happen? Can we be sure that the free market will adequately meet consumer needs?
Thankfully, our supermarkets are privately owned. And it has been a far more successful venture than the micro-managed mess found in history's failed "progressive" regimes.
Even before ubiquitous government, there was still a sunrise each morning, grass growing in pastures and an ocean that ebbs and flows.
And even after ubiquitous government, there will be a way to send messages and goods across the country — without inducing a mountain of public debt.
(Sunday editor Bruce Siwy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @BruceJSiwy.)