Introduced Version



Introduced by: Saunders, Brown T, Buck


    A HOUSE RESOLUTION to recognize February 6th, 2005 as "Ronald Reagan Day" in the State of Indiana.

    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;

    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;

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

    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;

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

    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;

    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, 2005 will be the 94th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, and the first since his passing: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the House of Representatives of the General Assembly do hereby declare February 6th, 2005 to be Ronald Reagan Day in the State of Indiana and urge all the citizens of Indiana to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Representative Thomas Saunders, Representative Tim Brown, and Representative James Buck.     

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