To the Editor:
It is no surprise that Conservatives, who see themselves as part of a plutocratic elite destined to power, would find affinity with the Superman myths of Ayn Rand’s writing. However, while heroic individualism is one part of human survival, a successful culture is one with a social contract that balances the needs of society with those of the individual. Ben Franklin can be called a hero for establishing the U.S. Postal Service as an institution that benefited all of America. Under Ms. Rand’s generally sociopathic philosophy, he was a fool for not doing it for his own profit. Then again, maybe if the Post Office issued a “Forever Stamp” honoring Ayn Rand, Republicans might start supporting our postal workers.