The National Day of Prayer is tomorrow, but Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx (also President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Transportation) issued a proclamation declaring tomorrow the National Day of Reason:
WHEREAS, the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival upon Earth, improving conditions within the universe, and cultivating intelligent, moral and ethical interactions among people and their environments, and
WHEREAS, those who wrote the Constitution of the United States of America, the basic document for governing the affairs of humankind within the United States, based it upon principles delineated within the philosophies distinguishing the historical Age of Reason, and
WHEREAS, most citizens of the United States purport to value reason and its application, andWHEREAS, it is the duty and responsibility of every citizen to promote the development and application of reason:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Anthony R. Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, do hereby proclaim May 2, 2013 as
“A DAY OF REASON”
in Charlotte and commend its observance to all citizens.
Witness my hand and the official Seal of the City of Charlotte.
Anthony R Foxx, Mayor
As I noted the other day, Foxx did the same thing in 2011.
No word yet on whether Senate Republicans will try to use this against him during confirmation hearings…