With Americans today bombarded by pseudoscience and misinformation, it’s never been more important to celebrate the role of clear thinking in our country’s greatest accomplishments—those past and those yet to come.
The National Day of Reason resolution (H.Res. 947) was introduced on May 1, 2020 by co-founders of the Congressional Freethought Caucus (CFC) Representatives Jamie Raskin, Jared Huffman, and Jerry McNerney, along with fellow CFC member Eleanor Holmes-Norton. It supports the designation of May 7 as a National Day of Reason, and it encourages us to apply reason, critical thought, the scientific method, and free inquiry to improving the welfare of humanity.
H.Res. 947 acknowledges the philosophical Age of Enlightenment in driving human progress and in inspiring the drafters of our Constitution. In contrast to the National Day of Prayer, which encourages elected officials to unconstitutionally make policy based on their faith, the National Day of Reason invites us to join in our commitment to improving human welfare through honest inquiry. Together let’s rejoice in our ability to craft policy from evidence that we can examine regardless of our personal beliefs.
Please contact your representative today to tell them to cosponsor H.Res. 947!
Director of Government Affairs
Center for Inquiry
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