Columnist Lee Benson comparing what was happening in Eldorado, Texas, to polygamy in early Latter-day Saint history (April 9) is ridiculous to the extreme. I personally know from family records, journals and other sources that there is no comparison. The difference is between freedom and slavery. What would you have Texas authorities do when a young girl cries for help and it becomes known that depraved and evil men are making sexual slaves of 13-year-old girls? Hang up the telephone and yawn?

Believe me, no one is yawning over protecting the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights of helpless women and children.

George B. Robinson

Salt Lake City