When I heard the news on my car radio that President Barack Obama declared parts of Oklahoma a major disaster area, making available federal disaster relief funds, I wasn't surprised. But no matter how expected, the action made me proud of the United States of America.
I thought of patriotic phrases to articulate what I felt: How we're one nation, indivisible. How this social security, where we're all in this together, really makes us a nation by, of and for the people.
Imagine if the Salt Lake Valley were hit by a devastating earthquake. Now, imagine rebuilding with federal help paid by all other Americans. God bless America!