"The Founders understood the Postal Service as an essential vehicle that unifies a nation -- profitability was not the goal. As with public education and public libraries, self-sufficiency is not the measure of the agency’s success. Postal employees like my mother have always considered themselves public servants: they deliver the mail, but also tend to the common good. Just as the U.S.P.S. had always been for its customers, it eventually became one of the nation’s most egalitarian institutions for employment, which is an 'act of service.' Trump may deride the U.S.P.S. as “a joke,” but, it is one of our most important accomplishments.Republican leaders have long tried to kill the U.S.P.S. Now the coronavirus is helping!