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Published: Saturday, Feb. 9 2013 3:10 p.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Everyone claims they are in favor of 'limited government'...

until they need help.

Wyomex
Burlington, WY

Those who believe in "limited government" and get it often don't need help because they are prepared to help themselves and their neighbors in challenging times.

Those who believe in "limited government" understand that occasionally, however, to "insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, (and) promote the general welfare" help may be needed.

Those who expect the government to help them in situations where they could have helped themselves and yet claim to be in favor of "limited government" do not understand the concept.

t702
Las Vegas, NV

where is global warming when needed?

Maudine
SLC, UT

@ t702: If you understood global climate change, you would know that it not only causes storms like this but will cause them to occur more and more often.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ Pagan: Last time I got snowed in, I didn't sit on my behind and wait for someone from the government to help me, I actually went to work and cleared my driveway myself! I even did my neighbor's driveway (an older widow) because the government wouldn't help her either! I pay lots of taxes but I receive far less from the government than I give to it! I guess that's so my money will help people who wait for the government, right? After all, as we have seen, its easier to vote for Democrats who will take care of you than to take care of yourself!

SportsFann
Bountiful, UT

I currently live in Milford, Conn, which was mentioned in this article. Anyone who thinks we are sitting around waiting for the govt to help us is seriously mistaken. Neighbors are working together to dig out one another and are sharing food and fire wood and homes where needed. This has been a rough time to live in Connecticut as we have endured the hurricane, the horrific shooting in Newtown we all know people who died) and now the blizzard. We are New Englanders, cut from the same clothe as those who built the great cities of Utah as pioneers. We are strong and we will be even stronger for having endured these last few months.

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