Kane’s Conviction Diminishes Respect For Gov’t Officials

Kane's Conviction Diminishes Respect For Gov't Officials

I don't know about you, but I was shocked when I learned of the conviction of Pennsylvania's Attorney General Kathleen Kane for leaking grand jury information about the circulation of pornographic material among members of Pennsylvania's Supreme Court — and then lying about it in an effort to discredit a political rival.

Kane now faces up to seven years in prison for each of two felony perjury charges, but it also makes you wonder about the character of the members of Pennsylvania's highest court.

At a  time when the country is going through the most traumatic presidential election within memory that is literally separating the population along economic and cultural lines, this news from Pennsylvania further diminishes our respect for government officials and our courts.

No matter what the result of the presidential election, it will take a long time to recover from the toxic comments and charges that were made so ruthlessly during this brutal battle. It makes you wonder whether the rift between the Democratic and Republican parties can be mended so that they can govern in a manner that will ultimately benefit the American people — or if they will simply return to the politics of obstruction and we will all suffer the consequences.

Beau Weisman, Editor