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Published: Monday, Jan. 21 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

Young Sara's letter here has shown that there is at least some hope for the future. She should be commended for remaining strong, even in the face of outright corruption in the highest level of government.

Like Sara, I too have a dream that one day, men will be free from the oppression of having the government tax away more and more of their salaries to pay for entitlement programs. Men will be able to keep the product of their labor, rather than having it taken away and given to those too lazy to provide for themselves.

I too have a dream that the government will seek to uphold the rights of the common man, rather than seeking to silence all who oppose it. A time when government will promote harmony, not discord.

Like Sara, we must maintain hope. That is the only thing that can give us light in these days of left-wing dominated darkness.

omni scent
taylorsville, UT

What a well written letter. Good Job Sara!

JCS: you might want to go back and re-read that letter. Sara was talking about us all looking out for each other, not about tax policy that seems based more on selfisness. She talks about lifting the burden off the backs of the downtrodden. I think this is more along the lines of the veteran on disability and the widow on social security then the "downtrodden job creator" making only $450,000/year.

one old man
Ogden, UT

And in Utah, it's called Heritage Day instead of Martin Luther King's birthday.

Ah, well.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Human rights day.

Heritage day.

While Americas ask for the birth certificate of the first black President 5 years into his Presidency.

A man died to raise awareness of discrimination. The least we can do is remember his name.

Shame on you.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

With more people like Sara, there would be fewer people "demanding" rights, demanding attention to their cause, demanding that others pay their ticket through life. We would be helping each other, not prosecuting each other. We would work together as neighbors, not looking to Washington for the solution. We would buy the products that each other make instead of demanding union wages so that we can buy more from Wal-Mart.

She wrote: "I have a dream that one day we as people will fight for the strength of others, and not the strength over others." That sentence deserves pondering.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@JCS
I too dream of a day when wealthy investors stop living off the backs of laborers, its nice we have something in common.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Simply put, "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country."

Repubs, bankers, Big Oil, Tea Partiers, and Wall Street have completely lost sight of this. They view America as something to be raided and pillaged.

When will we finally get back to values? Caring for one another? Bringing each other up rather than raiding their 401k while giving CEOs bonuses?

Wonder
Provo, UT

@Mike Richards -- Yes, it is annoying when people go on and on about their rights, isn't it? (e.g. 2nd Amendment)

Opinionated
Sandy, UT

I have serious doubts whether Sarah really wrote this letter. I would be willing to bet she didn't. I would much rather of read her own words.

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