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Whereas: There has been a tendency in our national life and in our national government to invade the sovereign rights of the States by various types of legislation disadvantageous to our people; and
Whereas: There has been a tendency in our national government, which tends to seek, to destroy, our fundamental American heritage of personal initiative and free enterprise; and
Whereas: The Honorable Richard B. Russell, United States Senator from Georgia, an outstanding national leader, who has opposed these tendencies and other other acts, which tend to destroy the sovereignty of the States and the personal initiative and free enterprise of our people; and
Whereas: His leadership has been of invaluable aid not only to the entire south, but to the Nation in preserving the rights of the States and protecting the rights of the individual; and
Whereas: It has been recognized by the people of our Nation that his qualities of leadership, and the courageous position, he has taken, have ideally fitted him for the position of President of the United States, because he is conservative enough not to be classed as Socialistic, and liberal enough to place the welfare of our Nation first.
Therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, that the Honj. Richard B. Russell, United States Senator from Georgia, be memorialized, requested and urged to run for the Presidency of the United States of America in order that our Nation may have a chief Executive in whom the people of our country will have full and complete confidence.
Approved February 6, 1952.
Source: Ga. Laws 1952, pp. 477-478.
(c) Carl Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia
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