Rep. Ed Royce (CA) was recenty featured in one of California's best political blogs -- The Flash Report. Royce wrote of yesterday's ceremony to unveil a statue of Ronald Reagan:
Ronald Reagan served as inspiration for an entire generation to get involved in politics. For those of us in the California delegation today is a truly special day, one that recognizes the historic contributions President Reagan made to our society. I along with many in the delegation attended today's Congressional Tribute commemorating the dedication of the statue of President Ronald Reagan in Washington, DC. The statue is now part of a collection throughout the United States Capitol, in which each state honors two historical figures.
I am an example of Reagan's inspiration, like so many of my colleagues in the House, and we probably would not be where we are today if it were not for him. I first met Ronald Reagan as a student in California. That experience led me to become involved in the Youth For Reagan movement. He was an inspiration for a whole generation, and his message of freedom, opportunity, and limited government motivated me and so many others to get involved in our community.