In charting our course to the future, we are mindful of our path from the past.
What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future.
A fundamental duty of government is to protect its people.
Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy.
The only thing holding us back is ourselves.
The worst thing we can do is to do nothing.
We must give Oklahoma families the opportunity to thrive and prosper. We must give all Oklahomans the tools necessary to pursue the American dream. And then, we must get out of the way.
This is not the time for partisan bickering. This is not the time for politics as usual. Some of us are Democrats. Some of us are Republicans. Some of us are Independents. Above all, we must be Oklahomans first.
The status quo is simply unacceptable.
Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
Let us be bold. Let us be brave. Let us be together.
It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
No matter where you stand politically – even if you’re unsure of what your political ideology is – it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.
Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life.