Letters, Aug. 13, 1973

Impeachment

Sir / If, as Gallup says, the majority of Americans believe the President culpable but overwhelmingly oppose impeachment [July 23], that is a sad commentary on the complexity of modern life.

If Nixon is indeed guilty and arrogantly refuses to resign, then he is a threat to the liberty of every American. In such a case, impeachment is the only recourse the Constitution provides. The process is fraught with uncertainty, and it is reasonable that people should fear it. But it seems strange that a nation quick to war against imagined enemies abroad should be afraid to protect...

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