The truth about Healey is that she is the same exact kind of candidate the Republicans always run. She is not different. She does not belong to the quickly disappearing kind of moderate sensible Republican. She’s of the new breed, the Republicans who cannot govern because they do not believe in government.
A person who believes in government does not attack the justice system. The lawyers aren’t upset without reason. One of the fundamental aspects of our justice system is the adversary system – the prosecutor and the defense each present their very best cases and the jury decides the winner. Like capitalism, the competition produces the best possible result – the highest level of justice. This idea is why John Adams, our second President, defended the British soldiers who shot the people at the Boston Massacre.
The reason Kerry Healey feels free to attack the justice system is that she is one of those Republicans who simply does not believe in government. That kind of person does not deserve to hold any elected office in our democracy.