2002 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) White (29th), Kirby, King, Scoper, Moffatt, Stogner, Michel, Robertson, Chamberlin, Hewes, Johnson (19th), Smith, Mettetal, Hamilton, Frazier, Carmichael, Lee, Ross, Canon, Dickerson, Cuevas, Gollott, Farris, Dearing, Little, Chaney, Browning, Posey, Gordon, Harvey, Nunnelee, Minor

Senate Concurrent Resolution 538

(As Adopted by Senate and House)


     WHEREAS, President Ronald Wilson Reagan, a man of humble background, worked throughout his life serving freedom and advancing the public good, having been employed as an entertainer, union leader, corporate spokesman, Governor of California and President of the United States; and

     WHEREAS, Ronald Reagan served with honor and distinction for two terms as the 40th President of the United States of America; the second of which he earned the confidence of 3/5 of the electorate and was victorious in 49 of the 50 states in the general election -- a record unsurpassed in the history of American presidential elections; and

     WHEREAS, in 1981, when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated President, he inherited a disillusioned nation shackled by rampant inflation and high unemployment; and

     WHEREAS, during Mr. Reagan's presidency he worked in a bipartisan manner to enact his bold agenda of restoring accountability and common sense to government which led to an unprecedented economic expansion and opportunity for millions of Americans; and

     WHEREAS, Mr. Reagan's commitment to an active social policy agenda for the nation's children helped lower crime and drug use in our neighborhoods; and

     WHEREAS, President Reagan's commitment to our armed forces contributed to the restoration of pride in America, her values and those cherished by the free world, and prepared America's Armed Forces to win the Gulf War; and

     WHEREAS, President Reagan's vision of "peace through strength" led to the end of the Cold War and the ultimate demise of the Soviet Union, guaranteeing basic human rights for millions of people; and

     WHEREAS, on February 6, 2002, Ronald Reagan will have reached the age of ninety-one years:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we hereby recognize February 6, 2002, A.D. and subsequent yearly anniversaries thereafter, as "Ronald Reagan Day" in Mississippi.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Governor and the Secretary of State for proper distribution and observance among state agencies, be forwarded to Mississippi's congressional delegation and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.