2007 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative Lott

House Concurrent Resolution 48


     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 three-fifths of the electorate and was victorious in 49 of the 50 states in general elections--a record unsurpassed in the history of American presidential elections; and

     WHEREAS, in 1981, when Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as 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 meet 21st century challenges; 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, February 6 will be the 96th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, the third since his passing, and it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize, honor and observe the contributions of such an emphatically influential individual:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby declare February 6 to be Ronald Reagan Day in Mississippi, and urge all citizens of Mississippi to take cognizance of this event and participate in its observance.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.