No, Bill Clinton is not my hero. I didn't vote for him; I don't agree with much of what he says or does, but he was elected in a fair and democratic process that the Constitution of my country protects. In fact, he was elected twice (I didn't vote for him either time).

We live in a republic where the will of the majority is respected, and the majority of our nation did elect Clinton to be our political leader. If we are not happy with that result, we have a responsibility to work within our system to get someone else elected who does represent our ideas and values.As an officer in the U.S. Army, I have been to many countries where such a freedom is not respected, not supported, not within the reach of the "common citizen." As long as I have the opportunity to choose, I cannot quit supporting the "choice of the people" just because my preference wasn't the most popular.

Clinton, whether I like it or not, is my president, he is my commander in chief, and until such time as he is not, I will do my best to carry out my duties and responsibilities to him, and to his office, as an officer and a citizen of this country.

Daniel C. Glad

Major, United States Army

Fort Belvoir, Va.