Volunteers rally to clear homes, street after flash flood in Saratoga Springs

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 3:35 p.m.

    It was good to see that the neighborhood, church and just volunteers were helping in this project. It could have been a great opportunity for a person running for Congress to get some free advertising but she is practicing what she believes. Limited government is what we need and not expanding government, even for a small flood, which was big for those that had a flood, I know. There is so much wasted money and time and energy with government trying to do everything that they can't do what they are supposed to do. They are to be there for safety and for the welfare of society, not to do everything. Even though the Hunger Games is a good story about people joining together to survive, their government was definitely awry. People really didn't have the freedoms that we enjoy and to sacrifice children for their pleasure sounds like societies of the past that have failed. We don't need that type of civilization and I don't want to live like those people did. We should appreciate a mayor that is not out to take every dime the federal government has as the Governor with I Core.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 1:08 p.m.

    @DN subcriber. I guess there wasn't a need for the government to step and fight the dump fire either. This was a tiny flood and I do not think anybody thinks it deserves any state or federal help.

  • wer South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 11:21 p.m.

    "Oldladyrunning" is that a pen name for Scrooge?

  • oldladyrunning OREM, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 10:54 p.m.

    yes, but how many of those uninsured homeowners will be "praying" the gov't will contribute the money to rebuild their homes?

    Pay attention to the details here. This is a sad situation for those families. But it does reveal where a person really stands. Watch how it is handled and you'll see whether they are truly "conservative" or when they are personally in need if socialism is just fine in that case.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    This is the sort of neighbor helping neighbor that made our country great and successful. Everyone involved should be proud of themselves, and thankful that they were the ones giving, rather than needing the help. But most probably do not consider this doing anything special at all, just helping others.

    Note that there was no need for federal, state or local governments to step in, hold meetings, debate what to do, borrow money and promise to do something. Ordinary citizens saw what needed to be done, and did it.

    What a country! What great people!