Having lived through the Watergate era and being an American historian, I find
this article outstanding. It is primary source material, from one who was right
in the thick of things as they unfolded. It is also a wonderful statement on
integrity or the lack there of.Thanks so much!
Great article, it appears to me that in many aspects of our society the bottom
line has replaced conscious. I remember my father reading an article about a
man who was recognized for his business success, and he replied, but how did he
earn his money. Today we just applaud the monetary success I recently read an
article praising a successful entrepreneur who made his millions by importing an
item from China for $5 dollars and sold it online for $50, his endeavors were
applauded as fantastic. Today we seem to have many egomaniacal business and
political leaders. We could all take a lesson from this talk and evaluate what
our conscious values.
I'm glad that Elder Christofferson is finally able to share in such detail
his experience with the Watergate trial. In 1972 when Todd and Kathy
Christofferson moved into the church ward our family attended, I was about to
begin my senior year of high school. The Watergate trial dominated my sociology
class and the news media. My dad drove past the Watergate Hotel twice a day as
he commuted to and from work at the USDA offices. I knew Todd was the law clerk
for Judge Sirica, but I had no clue as to what he was experiencing because he
had to keep everything so confidential. Thank you, Elder Christofferson, for
sharing your experience and the lessons you learned.
This talk should be required reading in every English 101 college class in the
United States. Then the final exam for the class should be based on this
reading. Then, four years later, the talk should be reassigned to be read by
every graduating Senior and another test applied. Those who fail this test do
not receive their diploma.