"When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned." - Herbert Hoover
I never liked Bill Clinton for exactly this reason.
With all the controversies swirling around him from the beginning, from "I didn't inhale", to Whitewater, to Travelgate, etc., Clinton had too much smoke surrounding him for him to be innocent.
The Lewinsky affair proved Clinton had no honor. After swearing to uphold the laws of the U.S., Clinton lied in court about his affair. Most of us would be in jail for perjury, yet Clinton's sentence was disbarment. In other words, he lost nothing.
What does it tell us when the highest in the land is above the law?
Now we are faced with a Republican Congress which considers itself above the law. When Democratic Congressman William Jefferson is caught in a scandal red-handed by the FBI, what is the Republican leadership's response? The FBI should not be allowed to search congressional offices under the Constitution's separation of powers.
Mind you, nowhere in the Constitution does it say Congress is above the law.
What effect will this have on the American people? I don't know for sure, but it cannot be good.