It didn’t take me long after working in the Philadelphia government, to see them all exactly for what they are. It’s a culture of corruption, but none of them is going to expose it for what it is. They like the easy money too much.
When I moved down here I tried to get a valid answer to why Pennsylvania is called a Commonwealth instead of a State (along with Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Virginia). In every description that dictionaries give, commonweal, the public good, the public welfare are all considered archaic definitions. Not so, at least in this state -- our "Public Servants" are emboldened by the fact that our Common Wealth is there for their sole use and dispensation, after they've taken care of their own (and friends) needs and especially their wants.
I think I lost my respect for 'authority' in High School, and have seen nothing since to regain it, although there are many who valiantly try.