As I watched the president's videotaped testimony on Monday, I couldn't help but think we are a nation at peril. I read once that "people get exactly the kind of president they deserve" and that "a great people is what you need for a great president." If that is the case, I am worried that we will never again have a great president.

When almost 70 percent of the American people (I hope the polls are wrong ) support a man who cheats on his wife, commits sexual acts in the White House, lies to the American people and a grand jury, then we indeed have the president we deserve. Is there no virtue among us? Do we really believe that an intelligent man like Clinton doesn't know the definition of "sexual relations" or the word "is" or what "alone" means?The president should be put on trial for impeachment. It doesn't matter if 100 percent of the people polled are against impeachment. The law is the law. Since when do we take polls to determine whether or not a wrong will be prosecuted?

I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be." It is time for us to wake up and demand that our elected officials do what is right no matter what the polls say.

Shane Christensen