I would like to personally congratulate Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska and Governor Jack Markell of Delaware for proclaiming today, May 7, 2015 as their state’s official Day of Reason! I would also like to recognize United States Representative Mike Honda (CA-17) who introduced U.S. House Resolution 228, the very first National Day of Reason resolution to ever be brought before Congress!
These actions send quite a strong message – in direct contrast to the religious grandstanding of the federally mandated National Day of Prayer established into law by born-again Christians back in 1952.
Well done, Governors and the National Day of Reason campaign! I’ll admit, these actions literally brought a tear to my eye and truly give me hope – one state, one politician at a time who are willing to recognize the sizable (and growing) population of those who depend on reason rather than prayer.
With deep appreciation – your friend in reason,
P.S. Yes, it gives me the giggles that Nebraska’s proclamation still carries the phrase “in the year of our Lord…” Baby steps, people.