What's with Sen. Hatch? Is he really offering to lead the fight against impeachment proceedings if President Clinton will just agree to accept censure?

A censure agreement would be a total betrayal of Kenneth Starr, Billy Dale and the American people who believe our rule of law and our moral foundations have been perilously undermined by this president.For the chief law enforcement officer of the United States to commit perjury before a grand jury without suffering the same consequences as other Americans convicted of this offense would be a travesty of justice. It would go to the very heart of our Constitution that protects us all from tyranny.

The concept that "no man is above the law" includes the president of the United States, as unanimously affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court just this year. Millions of us will be bitterly disappointed if Sen. Hatch betrays us and makes a back-room, under-the-table agreement.

We beseech Sen. Hatch to not enter into any censure or plea agreement. President Hinckley said on Larry King Live that the impeachment process should go forward, and we believe that for the good of the country and the American people, he is right. Please follow his advice.

George and Beverly Talley

Reno, Nev.