Out -A Day of Prayer. In- A Day of “Reason”
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, who President Barack Obama tapped Tuesday to be the next transportation secretary, just declared Thursday “A Day of Reason” in his home city, and asked Charlotte’s citizens to observe the day.
May 2 is traditionally the National Day of Prayer, a government-designated religious event designed to encourage people to “turn to God in prayer and meditation.”
But Foxx argued in his proclamation May 2 was better served as A Day of Reason because “the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival on Earth.”
Several current and former lawmakers have also expressed their support for the day, including Rep. Michael Honda, D-Calif., Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and former Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif.
Now, ask yourself this. If a Republican suggested we replace a “Day of Reason” with a “Day of prayer” would Democrats be OK with it? Or would they raise Hell and scream for “tolerance”?