05-R 039

2005 -- H 5312

Enacted 02/02/05


H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N





     Introduced By: Representatives Watson, Davey, Story, Moffitt, and Savage

     Date Introduced: February 02, 2005



     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 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 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, 2005 will be the 94th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth, and

the first since his passing; now, therefore be it

     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and

Providence Plantations hereby declares February 6th, 2005 to be Ronald Reagan Day in the State

of Rhode Island and urge all citizens of Rhode Island to take cognizance of this event and

participate in the observance.