Listening to and watching the president's impeachment procedures, I have to agree with all the legal and ethical arguments brought forward, but what bothers me most is, why suddenly for this subject? We live in a society that is full of manipulation of the truth.

One only has to be a little bit active in public life to find out there are several issues, dealing with bankruptcies, taxes, nonprofit organizations, deals public servants make behind closed doors, now also the Olympics and many more that should be exposed and prosecuted, if we adhere to the same standards now so pompously presented by the congressional managers.The general public intuitively may reject this selective use of our legal system, and that very well may be the reason why the president's approval rating is still high.

Peter Maier