May 22, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

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Subscribers to the Editorial Board got to read today’s edition about why our current crisis of morality and democratic faith is best illustrated by a column in the Washington Post in which grown men and women pity themselves for having to do dishes. Citizens, or members of a political community, do what needs to be done…

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Subscribers to the Editorial Board got to read today’s edition about why our current crisis of morality and democratic faith is best illustrated by a column in the Washington Post in which grown men and women pity themselves for having to do dishes.

Citizens, or members of a political community, do what needs to be done to achieve the ideals of self-determination and the greatest good for the greatest number. Consumers, however, don’t. Consumers want what they want whenever they want it, and they feel entitled to having every desire met immediately and completely. Consumers are not ready to sacrifice for the sake of others. Sacrifice means limits and limits are unfair. “Who can claim to have their act together if they can’t fit their Brita pitcher under the faucet?”

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Thanks! —John Stoehr

John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

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