Letters to the Editor

'Submit to authorities.'

It was with some interest that I read Juliana Barbassa's Associated Press article, "Swept up in fear" . It describes the reaction of "immigrant families across the country" to Operation Return to Sender as gripped by fear and terror, "afraid to leave home, answer a knock on the door or leave their children alone in fear they might be next." Dinora Sanchez's reaction to her children's question, "Why is this happening?" reportedly was, "There are no explanations I can give them."

Really? Has she considered telling them the truth?

The fact is, we all must submit to the governing authorities, and those who rebel against that authority bring judgment on themselves. Agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold no terror for law-abiding citizens, but rather for those who choose to act contrary to the law.

Do you want to be free from fear of those in authority? Then do what is right. But if you do wrong, you should be afraid. Our judicial system is not empowered to punish without reason. It is an agent to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore it is necessary to submit to the authorities.

Jack Harrison