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September 19, 2013

We can all use a little more Will Rogers

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WASHINGTON D.C. —

People in Oklahoma make eye contact and greet each other on the street. 
We give a friendly wave to whoever drives by on the county road. There is just something special about our cities and towns that you don’t find anywhere else. It’s as if we “never met a man we didn’t like.”
Demanding accountability: Will Rogers said, “Party politics is the most narrow minded occupation in the world.” I know many 2nd District residents feel the same way. 
They are tired of the finger-pointing and dysfunction that is not moving this country forward. People are ready to see America move forward with goals and actions centered on country first, not Party first.
A statue of Will Rogers is located in the U.S. Capitol Building, facing Congress so he can keep an eye on us. People from all walks of life, including presidents, have rubbed Will Rogers’ shoes as they walk by to bring them luck. 
Every time I walk by the statue of Will Rogers in the Capitol, I am reminded of the influence William Penn Adair Rogers continues to have on us as Oklahomans. 
We are all fortunate that the Will Rogers Memorial Museum continues to be a resource and a reminder of his contributions to society.
And I am reminded, day in and day out, that we can all use a little more Will Rogers.
Markwayne Mullin is a U. S. respresentative for Oklahoma’s 2nd District.
 

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