- The Washington Times - Friday, June 14, 2013

It’s inspirational and refreshing to see so many fellow citizens living in Oklahoma who demonstrated the power of true freedom by picking themselves up after destructive tornadoes. I’ve seen in recent years too many of my fellow citizens chained mentally, emotionally or physically after various destructive events. But in Oklahoma, I witnessed fellow citizens who weren’t thus chained. They looked to themselves and began cleaning up. At least in Oklahoma, there are a few Americans left who can truly celebrate July Fourth and the Declaration of Independence.

SCOTT PERRIN

Cottonwood, Idaho