When will the state of Oklahoma decide to do itself a service and stop electing the kinds of folks who cause young people to flee the state as soon as they are able to do so? Each May, you hear this great whooshing sound of all the bright graduates racing out of the state to make their way in a world that is more welcoming, advanced and equality-minded and has things to do other than sports.
And I daresay moving up from 47th to 43rd in the physical health of its population isn’t anything to brag about.
Apparently, the governor has forgotten the number of states there are in the U.S. Being 43rd means Oklahoma is merely seven points from the bottom in terms of the health of its citizens. Guess she forgot there are 50 states and Washington, D.C., plus the protectorate of Puerto Rico.
Why can’t the citizenry of Oklahoma comprehend the simple concept, “If you want to change your life, change your thinking?” Young people grasp this concept and run with it, literally.
—Dr. Terri L. Miller-Simms, Oklahoma City