I appreciate the role that post offices have had in American history, and would love for them to continue having a role in defining and helping our communities. But the Postal Service is a money-losing proposition in an Internet/FedEx age, and unless the taxpayers in small towns like Fox, Arkansas are willing to chip in more money to help keep most if not all of our post offices afloat, it is neither fair nor reasonable to expect them to survive.
Those taxpayers, however, are in red states that want low taxes at any price. Well, there are no more soft targets when it comes to public spending, folks. It's taxes, or no post office. Your call. And no, Kevin Costner riding over the horizon is not an option, even if he is a Republican.