Dear Jackson County sheriff – the recent financial crisis reminds me of the greedy banker in “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

To the editor:

Dear Jackson County sheriff – the recent financial crisis reminds me of the greedy banker in “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Many banks lost mortgage notes, tried to foreclose on homes illegally and are now facing lawsuits. More than in 2010, next year will likely see 3.5 million homes being foreclosed, many of them unjustly.

In the midst of 9.8 percent unemployment rates, stop and think about all of your duties, including responsibility to your fellow man. Think about Jesus turning over the tables of the money changers. What would George Bailey do? Please do like many recent large banks and states attorneys general and allow time for due process. Wait to find out which banks have acted properly.

Don’t risk executing illegitimate orders to foreclose. Give families a chance to investigate their mortgages for fraud. Please do the right thing and give them a chance for some happy holidays. Don’t foreclose on their homes during this time of year.