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 last year.
And now, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), the only openly non-theistic legislator and chair of the newly formed Congressional Freethought Caucus, has introduced a resolution designating May 3 as the “National Day of Reason,” with the goal of promoting “public policy that is based on reason and logic instead of politics and ideology.”
May 3, of course, will also be the National Day of Prayer.
That’s not a coincidence.
The text of the resolution isn’t available yet, but I suspect it’ll be similar to last year’s version.
The American Humanist Association deserves the credit for making this happen.
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