Corrupt officials know no limits

A case involving corrupt public officials in Ohio illustrates why so many taxpayers have little or no faith the law applies equally to everyone.

It involves a state Department of Natural Resources employee who allegedly used his position to help an out-of-state friend avoid paying the full fee for an Ohio hunting license. According to an inspector general’s report, five of the officer’s superiors knew of the misconduct – but believed it should be disregarded because “past practice” had been to excuse similar crimes.

In other words, if everyone’s doing it, it’s permissible – even if it’s illegal.

Gov. John Kasich should fire everyone involved in the outrageous abuse of public trust.