Regarding the controversy over whether the press and voters should concern themselves with the alleged sexual or other moral misconduct of leaders like Senator Gary Hart ((PRESS, June 8)), I offer this quote from John Adams' Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law (1765): "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have . . . an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers."
Dan Graydon Fefferman
American Constitution Committee