Coming clean is important to restore integrity

Editorial: Over the past few weeks, major political figures such as John Conyers and Al Franken, a senatorial candidate, Roy Moore of Alabama, and media people such as Garrison Keillor and Matt Lauer, along with numerous members in Hollywood have been accused of sexual assault. In some cases, they have been dismissed from their positions, others are trying to hang on to the their positions, while another continues to be on the ballot.

In all of these cases, individuals must be considered innocent until proven guilty, however, we must find a way to restore integrity in our society. Sexual harassment in any form shouldn’t be acceptable. We believe those who are proven to be guilty of the crime should be held accountable for their actions. In no way, shape, or form, should the accusers be ostracized or blackballed for their willingness to come forward. By doing so, it brings a major issue to the surface, which, at times, has been pushed by many to the side, especially by those in power.