Transcript: Elder D. Todd Christofferson reflects on Watergate

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  • Jon1 Arlington, VA
    June 19, 2017 1:50 p.m.

    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!

  • whatsup1 Kekaha, HI
    June 19, 2017 1:21 p.m.

    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.

  • Hockey Fan Miles City, MT
    June 19, 2017 10:54 a.m.

    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.

  • Coyoteghost Saint George, UT
    June 19, 2017 8:10 a.m.

    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.