In response to the woman who criticized Ed Smart for bringing "the dregs of society" into his home: As a Christian nation we are taught to help the unfortunate, show them a better way and have compassion. These were the reasons that the Smarts allowed the men to come to their home and work.
My grandmother would always serve a meal to the "hobos" who knocked at her door. No harm ever came to her or her family. Ed Smart also could have been satisfied with the return of his daughter, but he continued voicing the need for a national program to recover other missing children.
Patrice S. Harmer