Want to feel better about our country? Attend a naturalization ceremony. I was privileged to speak to 190 new citizens at the Dodge City United Wireless Arena at the 2nd naturalization ceremony to be held in Dodge City. 36 countries were represented in this group. United States District Judge Eric Melgren (who hails from Minneola) presided over the ceremony. It was inspiring. 190 people stepped forward and swore allegiance to their new country. The energy was palpable and the joy was overflowing. I have little doubt that they will be a great asset to our country.