By Hemant Mehta
Beginning in 2015, Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) introduced a formal resolution in support of the National Day of Reason. His defeat in 2016, despite coming at the hands of another Democrat, put future versions of that legislation in peril. But fellow Californian Rep. Ted Lieu picked up where Honda left off, introducing similar legislation in 2017. In 2018. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), now the only openly non-theistic legislator in Congress as well as chair of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, introduced the resolution. In 2019, his CFC co-chair Rep. Jamie Raskin did the honors.
And now, once again, Raskin (below) has introduced H. Res. 947, designating May 7 as the “National Day of Reason,” with the goal of recognizing the “importance of reason, critical thought, the scientific method, and free inquiry to resolving social problems and promoting the welfare of humankind.”
May 7 also happens to coincide with the National Day of Prayer. That’s not a coincidence.
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